When then-Vice President Joe Biden took an official trip to China in 2013, he brought along his son, Hunter Biden. Ten days after the trip, Hunter’s small investment firm partnered with the state-owned Bank of China to establish Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), a private equity fund. The new company ended up raking in some $1.5 billion from the deal.
Hunter did have one important qualification, though: He was the son of a sitting vice president. Even more striking, then-President Obama had effectively made Biden the administration’s point man for dealing with China. It would be willful blindness to ignore this fact.