Hunter Biden's former business partner in an interview with Tucker Carlson this week revealed a 2011 letter in which Joe Biden apologized to him, contradicting the president's repeated claims that he was never involved in his son's business dealings.
"I apologize for not getting a chance to talk to you at the luncheon yesterday. I was having trouble getting away from hosting President Hu," then-vice president Biden wrote in a letter, dated January 20, 2011, to Devon Archer, the former Hunter Biden associate who this week testified to the House Oversight Committee about the president's role in his son's dealings.
"President Hu" refers to Hu Jintao, then the president of China, suggesting Biden intended to get away from a foreign dignitary to meet with his son's business partner.
"I hope I get a chance to see you again soon with Hunter. I hope you enjoyed lunch. Thanks for coming," the letter ended, with a handwritten portion reading, "P.S. Happy you guys are together."
The letter stands in contrast to Joe Biden's long-held claims he had nothing to do with Hunter Biden's business.
"I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their businesses, period," Joe Biden said in August 2019.
Archer, who sat on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings with Hunter Biden, on Monday told the House Oversight Committee that Hunter Biden called his father more than 20 times during business meetings to sell the Biden "brand."
Hunter Biden in a 2011 email to Archer bragged about how a Chinese businessman loved his "last name."
"Your question—'why does Super Chair love me so much?' is easily answered. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my last name," Biden wrote to Archer in September 2011. "Super Chair" refers to businessman Che Feng, who helped Biden partner with a Chinese firm. Biden's comment, which was revealed by the New York Post, appeared in an email found on his abandoned laptop.
Joe Biden has also said that his son made no money from China, a claim that Hunter Biden himself refuted last week.
"My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China," Joe Biden said during an October 2020 debate.
In court last week, however, Hunter Biden said he did. "I started a company [in 2017] called Hudson West, Your Honor, and my partner was associated with a Chinese energy company called CEFC," Hunter Biden said last week in a Delaware federal courthouse.
Hunter Biden also confirmed the prosecution's claim that he made $664,000 from a "Chinese infrastructure investment company," according to the court transcript, reported by Fox News.