One of Joe Biden’s closest aides as vice president, who later joined a Washington-based firm founded by an executive with ties to China’s Communist Party and did deals with Biden’s son Hunter — visited the White House at least seven times over a two-year period.
Francis Person — better known as “Franny” to the Biden family, whom Jill Biden has said is “like a son” to her and Joe — visited the White House multiple times in 2015 and 2016, including a holiday reception in December 2015 with Chinese executive Bo Zhang, official logs viewed by The Post show.
Person, who left his role as then-Vice President Biden’s personal aide in 2014, went on to work with Hunter Biden and his business partner Eric Schwerin in deals with the Harves Group and later became president of the Washington-based firm.
So, being tied to America’s enemies is not an issue for the Bidens when welcoming business partners.
“Fran has been like a son to Joe and me,” Dr. Jill Biden told the outlet. “For eight years, we traveled the country, shared holidays together … Fran may be leaving the office, but he will always be a part of our family.”
“You could bring the family,” Person wrote Hunter on July 28, 2015. “I would bring my girls. It would be a great distraction.”
Person went on to say that Zhang’s family would host them and spoke of the executive’s high-level connections in China.
“They are a great family with great respect and relationships in China,” Person’s email continued. “Bo graduated from American Univ and is in his late 20s, and his parents own Harves Century Group of Shenyang — which is a top tier private Chinese real estate development firm.”
And this man was like a son to Joe and Jill Biden.