Hunter Biden revealed longtime enterprise companion was VP Biden’s ‘shut confidant and counsel’ in 2014 electronic mail

FIRST ON FOX: Hunter Biden admitted in 2014 that his longtime enterprise companion was a “shut confidant and counsel” to then-Vice President Joe Biden, in line with an electronic mail from his notorious deserted laptop computer that was verified by Fox Information Digital.

In February 2014, Eric Schwerin, the president of since-dissolved funding fund Rosemont Seneca Companions, emailed Hunter Biden asking him to assessment a letter of advice that he wrote on behalf of then-Vice President Biden and was planning to ship to his workplace to be reviewed.

“Can you’re taking a fast have a look at the connected? I’m going to ship it to your Dad (by way of Kathy) tomorrow and needed to be sure you assume this isn’t too excessive and that you simply assume your Dad can be snug sending it,” Schwerin wrote in a Feb. 18 electronic mail, referring to Kathy Chung, the vp’s government assistant. “I’m not good at writing this stuff.”

One electronic mail referenced the letter of advice was for “CFR,” which might discuss with the Council on International Relations, however Fox Information Digital couldn’t affirm that is what the acronym was referring to.


On Feb. 19, a day later, Schwerin adopted up with Hunter Biden in a separate electronic mail chain about whether or not he had reviewed the letter of advice on behalf of his dad, prompting the youthful Biden to say, “Have not regarded but.” On Feb. 22, Hunter Biden responded to Schwerin’s preliminary electronic mail, saying that the advice letter was “good,” however urged that he ought to “tone down the ‘he and my son’ components” with “he” referring to Schwerin.

“I believe it is higher to simply give attention to the truth that you might have been a detailed confidant and counsel to him and simply say someplace one thing like ‘as a enterprise companion with my son at Rosemont Seneca…,’” Hunter responded.

Schwerin responded a number of hours later thanking Hunter and saying his suggestion was the half he was “uncertain” about and “was making an attempt to verify the reader understood there was an actual relationship [and] that it wasn’t only a letter he was writing for a pal of a pal or one thing.” It’s unclear whether or not Schwerin was profitable with the advice letter.


Whereas Schwerin has been named in dozens of stories studies during the last couple of years for his shut ties to the Biden household and his involvement in international enterprise dealings with Hunter, who has been below federal investigation since 2018, he has not been accused of committing against the law.

Final week, a spokesperson for the Home Oversight Committee advised Fox Information Digital that they had been “in touch with Eric Schwerin’s lawyer and count on him to begin producing paperwork to the Oversight Committee quickly.”

The committee this month requested Hunter Biden and Schwerin to show over info and data associated to Hunter’s international enterprise dealings as Republicans probe whether or not members of the Biden household leveraged Joe Biden’s place as vp to ”promote entry around the globe.”

President Biden has repeatedly mentioned he had no information of his son’s enterprise dealings, regardless of Fox Information Digital beforehand reporting that he met with a minimum of 14 of Hunter’s enterprise associates whereas vp, together with Schwerin, who visited the White Home a minimum of 27 instances between 2009 and 2016.

Certainly one of Schwerin’s visits – on Nov.17, 2010 – was a sit-down with Vice President Biden within the West Wing and a number of different conferences included these with high Biden aides. On Might 14, 2016, Vice President Biden attended a cocktail party hosted by Schwerin at an Italian restaurant within the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.


Schwerin has additionally been instrumental in managing the funds of Hunter and the Biden household. Kathleen Buhle, who was married to Hunter Biden from 1993 to 2017, launched her memoir final summer season, the place she revealed Schwerin “managed virtually each side of our monetary life,” together with Joe Biden.

Along with managing the funds for the Bidens, Schwerin was additionally instrumental within the planning course of for Biden’s life after the Obama administration, together with the Biden Institute and library on the College of Delaware. Schwerin was in communication with Biden’s sister and longtime marketing campaign supervisor, Valerie Biden Owens, in July 2016, telling Hunter, Owens, longtime Biden confidante Ted Kaufman, and Delaware’s now-chief deputy lawyer basic Alexander Mackler that he and Hunter had a gathering with a number of College of Delaware officers.

“We urged that there can be 3-4 those that we might wish to convey on board beginning within the Fall to get the Heart up and working. As a result of these positions must be marketed, there was some speak of getting UD signal a consulting contract with a separate LLC that may pay for the preliminary 3-4 workers on a brief time period (4-6 month) foundation,” Schwerin wrote within the electronic mail. “UD is trying into whether or not that’s possible however they preferred the concept. The three-4 individuals might embrace Valerie, a interim Director, a Program Director and an Administrative Assistant.”

In April 2022, Republicans on the Home Committee on Oversight and Reform despatched a letter to Schwerin demanding info concerning an alleged 2010 switch of then-Vice President Biden’s tax refund test to his son, as detailed in a 2010 electronic mail.

“Your Dad’s Delaware tax refund test got here immediately,” Schwerin wrote in an electronic mail to Hunter on June 10, 2010. “I’m depositing it in his account and writing a test in that quantity again to you since he owes it to you. Do not assume I must run it by him, however if you wish to go forward. If not, I’ll deposit tomorrow.”

Republicans mentioned the e-mail raised questions on what position Hunter performed in his father’s funds.


“If President Biden and Hunter are sharing funds or if President Biden is in debt to his son—the American individuals need to understand it particularly in mild of the hundreds of thousands of {dollars} Hunter’s companies have obtained from nations adversarial to U.S. pursuits,” they wrote on the time.

The White Home, Schwerin and Hunter Biden’s lawyer didn’t reply to Fox Information Digital’s requests for remark.

Fox Information’ Kelly Laco, Brianna Herlihy and Haley Chi-Sing contributed reporting.