Hunter Biden told his uncle James in December 2018 that he had run out of money and needed financial assistance from his father, according to new text messages revealed in IRS whistleblower documents.
The now-first son told James Biden that the millions of dollars he’d scooped from his business deals abroad was “all gone” and he could no longer afford school tuition for his three daughters or even basic living expenses.
“I can work when I’m in NYC all day every day for the next 3 months,” Hunter said in the Dec. 29, 2018, message to his uncle.
“But I can’t pay alimony w/o Dad or tuitions or for food and gas. Really it’s all gone.”
“I can go make it up in 15/20 days I’m sure, but he’s basically made it clear that he’s not paying alimony b/c Mom made clear that she won’t do it,” he added.
Hunter also said he was moving into his dad’s Delaware mansion after the collapse of his relationship with his sister-in-law-turned-lover Hallie Biden.
“Hallie wont [sic] allow me to be at the house or lend me or pay me back any money,” Hunter went on. “Ashley moves into momoms [sic] house after I told dad that I would move in there. … That night I tell dad I want to probably stay in the areaand [sic] specifically I wanted to live by you and teach my course at Penn and maybe develop another one.”
James Biden told Hunter that he thought the new arrangement would suffice with just a little further “help” from the former vice president.
“This can work, you need a safe harbor. I can work with you father alone !!” he responded. “We as usual just need several months of his help for this to work. Let’s talk about it. It makes perfect sense to me. This is difficult to fully vet without talking.”
The exchange was part of a trove of documents released by the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, implicating the 53-year-old Hunter in various influence-peddling schemes while landing business deals with foreign entities.
In a statement accompanying the message, IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler explained that James Biden was not asked about this exchange due to “an environment established by the assigned prosecutors in which the investigators were afraid to ask questions … this would not allow us to follow normal investigative leads and fully understand the business relationship between James Biden and his family.”
The messages complicate a previously reported exchange between Hunter and his daughter Naomi from January 2019, in which the first son claimed that he’d had to fork over “half” of his salary to his father.
“I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” he said. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.”
In June, the House panel revealed that Hunter threatened a Chinese business associate in a text message in July 2017, saying he was “sitting” next to his father and would “forever hold a grudge” if their business arrangement was not “fulfilled.”
The missive was revealed in documents produced by two IRS tax investigators who were part of a team that spent five years investigating Hunter Biden for his alleged financial crimes.
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