More than half of Americans believe President Biden’s son has some hand in foreign business deals, according to a new poll.
In a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll released Monday, 60% of 2,851 registered voters said they believed “Joe Biden was aiding and abetting Hunter Biden,” while 40% did not think the 81-year-old president was involved. any involvement.
“While the news has focused on other issues, voters remain concerned about Hunter Biden and how President Biden is involved in his work,” Harris Poll chairman Mark Penn told The Hill.
“Hunter has received a high negative rating — worse than the president — and many believe the president at least knows about his affairs,” Penn added.
Hunter’s 55% unfavorable rating was the highest of any of the more than two dozen public figures respondents rated.
President Biden’s 48% unfavorable rating was the second highest.
The president claims he never had a business conversation with his 53-year-old son and has repeatedly denied knowledge of Hunter’s relationship, despite emails from Hunter’s abandoned laptop and congressional testimony from his first son’s former business partner, Devon Archer.
Archer told lawmakers in July that then-Vice President Joe Biden dined at least twice with Hunter and some shady associates at Cafe Milano in Washington.
The first dinner included former first lady of Moscow Yelena Baturina, who would later transfer $3.5 million to a company associated with Hunter and Archer; Kazakh businessman Kenes Rakishev, who paid $142,300 in used luxury cars for Hunter; and former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Masimov, Archer said.
“[Joe Biden] walked into the room and shook everyone’s hand,” Archer recalled.
The second dinner was attended by Vadim Pozharskyi, head of Burisma gas company, “Hunter, Joe, myself, Greek Orthodox priest Karim Masimov, maybe [the] World Food Program,” said Archer.
“[Joe Biden] had dinner. He had lunch, Archer recalled of their second meeting at Cafe Milano.
Emails from Hunter’s laptop show her first son telling one attendee, “Dad will be there, but let’s keep this between us for now,” and Pozharskyi thanking Hunter in the morning, saying, “Thank you for inviting me to DC and giving me the opportunity to meet.” spent time with your father.
Archer later revealed that Hunter, who holds a 10% stake in BHR until at least 2021, “had coffee” with Jonathan Li, the new CEO of Chinese state-backed investment fund BHR Partners, while Joe Biden was again vice president. He also put his father in a dynamic with Lee.
In July 2017, Hunter told a Chinese co-worker that he had “sat down” with his father and the two “wanted to understand why the commitment was not being met.” examines the financial situation of his first son.
The impeachment inquiry launched by the Republican-led House of Representatives against President Biden in September seeks to determine whether the president’s family was involved in extensive foreign business dealings and whether the president committed any wrongdoing.