The New York Post reported that then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden had secret dinner meetings with oligarchs from former Soviet Bloc countries in discreet locations at a restaurant in Washington, DC.
At Café Milano– the vice president’s favored eatery– Russians, Kazakhstanis, and Ukrainians reportedly met with either Joe or Hunter Biden to allegedly seek access or negotiate financial arrangements.
“During Joe Biden’s vice presidency, Hunter Biden sold him as ‘the brand’ to reap millions from oligarchs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
It appears no real services were provided other than access to the Biden network, including Joe Biden himself,” a statement from Republican James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee said.
There were reportedly “meals at Café Milano where then-Vice President Joe Biden dined with oligarchs from around the world who had sent money to his son.”
According to a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, he had dinner with Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, at a restaurant in 2015.
Reports suggest that both Bidens attended at least one of the two dinners held at the eatery.
“It’s clear Joe Biden knew about his son’s business dealings and allowed himself to be ‘the brand’ sold to enrich the Biden family while he was Vice President of the United States,” Comer’s statement continued.
President Biden continues to deny any business discussions with “anybody.” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted the president about being on speakerphone with his son during overseas business discussions.
“There’s this testimony now where one of your son’s former business associates is claiming that you were on speakerphone a lot with them talking business,” Doocy said. “Is that —”
“I never talked business with anybody,” Biden interrupted. “And I knew you’d have a lousy question.”
Hunter Biden’s web of complex business deals is said to total more than $20 million. This includes large sums from Chinese energy corporations, the first lady of Moscow, Burisma Holdings in Ukraine and a Romanian real estate tycoon.
Moreover, bank records indicate that Hunter Biden was sent $142,300 from Kazakhstani businessman Kenes Rakishev for the purchase of a luxury car – with the money being transferred to a New Jersey car dealership just one day later.