For those who follow the news beyond the headlines, any information surfacing about Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and Chris Heinz, stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry, and son of the late Senator John Heinz and heir to the ketchup company, would seem to be old news.
For those who don’t follow deeply, however, the bombshells currently surfacing about the pair who are “business” partners are rather shocking. Take the current headlines, for example. During Barack Obama’s time occupying the Oval Office, the two were able to broker a deal to sell an American auto parts company to China while the company had technology the American government really did not want to sell to China.
At least the honest parts of the government didn’t want it sold.
“The direct involvement of Mr. Hunter Biden and Mr. Heinz in the acquisition of Henniges by the Chinese government creates a potential conflict of interest,” the senator wrote in an Aug. 14, 2019 letter. “Both are directly related to high-ranking Obama administration officials. The Department of State, then under Mr. Kerry’s leadership, is also a CFIUS member and played a direct role in the decision to approve the Henniges transaction. The appearance of potential conflicts in this case is particularly troubling given Mr. Biden’s and Mr. Heinz’s history of investing in and collaborating with Chinese companies, including at least one posing significant national security concerns.”
This, of course, is not the only deal that the pair made during the Obama years involving not just China, but Ukraine as well. Deals were not stopped by the Obama Administration at all, according to a book not well circulated at all titled “Profiles in Corruption” by Peter Schweitzer. And, in fact, Biden traveled with his father on Air Force Two to China to do business deals.
How this was allowed to happen is a question that needs to be answered, especially if Joe Biden really is running for president.