Fox News reported on Tuesday that during the Obama administration, associates of Hunter Biden, including four business partners, a vice president, and two assistants from his now-defunct firm, visited the White House over 80 times. These findings raise new questions about President Biden’s insistence that he did not know about his son’s business dealings, especially amid ongoing criminal and congressional investigations into the Biden family.
Joan Mayer, the former vice president of Hunter’s defunct investment firm, Rosemont Seneca Advisors, visited the White House at least 17 times between 2008 and 2017. Her visits included attending vice presidential briefings, meeting with Biden aides, and joining holiday receptions at the vice president’s residence. Anne Marie Person, another former assistant to Hunter Biden, visited the Obama White House at least five times before joining then-Vice President Biden’s staff in 2014.
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Anne Marie Person’s brother, Francis “Fran” Person, a longtime Biden aide, visited the White House at least seven times after leaving his role there. Fox Business previously reported on Fran Person’s connections to Hunter Biden and his financial stake in a company with ties to high-level Chinese Communist Party officials. In addition, both Person siblings maintained frequent contact with Hunter and Eric Schwerin, then-president of Rosemont Seneca Advisors, during their time in the Obama-Biden administration.
Eric Schwerin visited the White House at least 27 times during the Obama administration. He met with current Biden White House counselor Steve Ricchetti at least twice in 2016. He had additional meetings with other staffers from Vice President Biden’s office. According to Hunter’s ex-wife, Schwerin managed nearly every aspect of the Bidens’ financial life.
John Robinson “Rob” Walker, another former business partner at Rosemont Seneca Partners, appeared on the White House visitor logs at least 16 times during Biden’s vice presidency. Last month, House Oversight Committee Republicans disclosed records showing that Biden family members received over $1 million in payments from accounts related to Walker and their Chinese business ventures in 2017.
Devon Archer, a co-founder of Rosemont Seneca Partners, visited then-Vice President Biden at least twice in 2009 and 2014. He also played golf with Biden and Hunter in 2014, months after they joined the board of Burisma Holdings. Furthermore, Hunter’s former personal assistant, Katie Dodge, visited the Obama White House at least nine times between 2012 and 2015.
Another business associate, Arlene Busch, formerly a partner at Rosemont Seneca Partners, visited the White House at least four times between 2009 and 2013. Neil Callahan and John DeLoche from now-defunct Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners also visited the White House for tours in April 2014.
These revelations highlight the close connections between Hunter Biden’s business associates and the White House during President Biden’s time as vice president. As investigations continue, it remains to be seen whether these relationships had any bearing on the Biden family’s business deals or the Biden administration’s policies.