Hunter Biden’s Links to Delaware Economic Development Efforts
The recent controversy surrounding Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement in foreign business deals involving his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, has garnered significant attention. However, it’s important to note that Hunter’s business dealings aren’t limited to overseas ventures. The emails uncovered from his laptop show that Hunter had links to companies and business figures involved in several of Delaware’s most ambitious economic development efforts in past years. In this blog post, we will dive deeper into the details of Hunter Biden’s connections with local businesses and officials in Delaware.
For one company, Fisker Automotive, Hunter Biden’s firm was an early investor. Fisker Automotive, an electric car maker, was one of the companies that received Biden’s help in securing incentives locally. However, even though Hunter’s firm was an early investor, there’s no direct evidence in the emails to suggest that he played a role in their business deals with the state.
Another company that Hunter had early knowledge of was Bloom Energy. According to the emails, he met with an official from the alternative energy company more than a year before it struck its controversial Delaware deal. Months after the meeting, Hunter wrote about discussions to set up an assembly plant for an unnamed “clean tech” company at the same location as Bloom’s eventual Delaware home. However, once again, there’s no concrete evidence that Hunter played any role in their business deals with the state.
The emails also show that Hunter Biden served as a broker for several companies seeking incentives locally, connecting them with officials from the state and from the University of Delaware. While there isn’t any evidence of nefarious activity, it does highlight the connections and influence that Hunter had within the Delaware business community.
It’s important to note that Hunter’s business dealings in Delaware didn’t start with his father’s political career. In fact, one of the companies that he was associated with, MBNA, was a major donor to Joe Biden’s campaigns before Hunter had any involvement. However, once Hunter was on the scene, he did connect MBNA with people he knew in Delaware, which could be seen as a conflict of interest.
While the emails don’t provide evidence of any wrongdoing, they do highlight the influence and connections that Hunter Biden had within the Delaware business community. It’s also important to note that Hunter’s business dealings weren’t limited to foreign ventures, and that his involvement in Delaware business projects dates back to before his father’s political career. Regardless of one’s political affiliation, it’s clear that Hunter’s connections and influence need to be studied further to ensure that there’s no violation of ethics or conflicts of interest.