President Biden, in 2017, wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of a Chinese executive who did business with Hunter Biden, according to emails reviewed by Fox News Digital.
The president has repeatedly denied discussing Hunter’s business ventures with his son.
Fox News Digital obtained emails between Hunter Biden and his business associates involved in his firm Rosemont Seneca’s joint venture with Chinese investment firms Bohai Capital and BHR.
Hunter held a 10% stake in BHR as recently as last year, the White House previously acknowledged. Hunter’s attorney told the New York Times in November that he had since divested.
In an email dated Jan. 3, 2017, and sent to Hunter Biden and his business associates Devon Archer and Jim Bolger, CEO of BHR Jonathan Li writes:
“Gentlmen[sic], please find the attached resume of my son, Chris Li. He is applying the following colleges for this year,” Li writes, listing Brown University, Cornell University, and New York University.
Li goes on to attach an “updated version” of his son’s “CV” in a subsequent email.
Hunter’s associate, James Bulger, cc’ing Hunter and Archer, replies saying they have “received the updated version of the CV.”
“Lets [sic] see how we can be helpful here to Chris,” Bulger writes.
Several weeks later, on Feb. 18, 2017, Eric Schwerin, who served as president of Rosemont Seneca, replied to Li.
“Jonathan, Hunter asked me to send you a copy of the recommendation letter that he asked his father to write on behalf of Christopher for Brown University,” Schwerin wrote.
“The original is being FedExed to Dr. Paxson directly at Brown,” Schwerin wrote. “It should be there by Tuesday at the latest (given Monday is a holiday here in the U.S.). Let us know if you have any questions. Best, Eric.”
Dr. Christina Paxson is the president of Brown University.
Li replied: “Hi Eric, Just see the email. It is just great! Thank you very much!”
“And Hunter, thank you very much too,” Li continued. “All the best to you all.”
Fox News Digital was not able to review the recommendation letter Joe Biden purportedly wrote for Li’s son.
It is unclear if Li’s son was admitted to Brown University, and if so, whether he attended.
The emails originated from a laptop said to belong to Hunter Biden.
When asked about the contents of the emails, White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates told Fox News Digital: “We don’t comment on the laptop.”
A spokesperson for Brown University told Fox News Digital that “because of privacy, we do not inquire of our Registrar’s office, Admissions office or any other office when we receive media requests such as these for information about applicants to Brown.”
“Given both the requirements of federal law and Brown’s own commitment to the confidentiality of student records, we do not entertain these requests because we would not be at liberty in any circumstance to share information on any specific applicant to Brown or recommendation letters in support of any prospective student’s application,” the spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
President Biden has adamantly denied knowledge of his son’s business activities.
As recently as Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked to confirm if Biden’s statement that he has not discussed with his son his overseas business dealings still stands, to which she replied: “Yes.”
This story originally appeared on Fox News.
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