Rosemont business associate had critical access to Joe and Hunter Biden during the first family’s push to discover “earnings potential” overseas.
By John Solomon
In the years since Hunter Biden’s laptop was seized by the FBI and made public, one business associate with unique access to both Joe Biden and his son has repeatedly emerged as key to investigators: longtime Rosemont Seneca Partners investment firm executive Eric Schwerin.
Contemporaneous emails gleaned from the laptop show Schwerin handled some tax matters for both the future president and his son, engaging in conversations about everything from Joe Biden’s private earnings potential to his son’s unpaid taxes.
He also witnessed discussions about some of the family’s most controversial overseas business deals ranging from Hunter Biden’s remuneration from the Burisma Holdings natural gas firm in Ukraine and a plan to make money off the name of a Russian oligarch to dealings with the CEFC energy firm in communist China.
On Thursday, House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) revealed to Just the News that his investigative team had secured Schwerin’s initial cooperation, a breakthrough with a potentially transformative witness who could help Congress understand the who, what and why of the Biden family’s pursuit of overseas riches dating to the early years of the Obama administration.
“He is cooperating with us,” Comer told the “Just the News, No Noise” television show. “His attorneys and my counsel are communicating on a regular basis. Now, I feel confident that he’s going to work with us, and provide us with the information that we have requested.”
Comer added: “I think that Schwerwin is going to be a very valuable witness for us in this investigation.”
The announcement comes as the committee has gotten word that Hunter Biden and his uncle, presidential brother James Biden, don’t intend to volunteer all the information Comer’s committee has been seeking in its wide-ranging probe of the first family’s overseas business dealings, which collected millions from Ukraine to China.
There is no suggestion Schwerin, who worked in the Clinton administration before entering private business, engaged in any wrongdoing himself, and former colleagues described him to Just the News as respected and straightforward.
But Schwerin’s cooperation with congressional investigators opens an unprecedented window into the finances of Joe and Hunter Biden and the business deals the first son pursued overseas as his father shepherded key aspects of U.S. foreign policy, a point Comer accentuated in a November 17 letter that first solicited Schwerin’s help.
“Your personal involvement in then-Vice President Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s finances — including your role as president of Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca Partners company —and your numerous visits to the White House, reveal your extensive involvement with Joe Biden and his family’s affairs,” Comer wrote to Schwerin.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer and a spokesperson for the Biden White House did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Schwerin did not respond to a request for comment at his current office in Pennsylvania.
Below follows a roadmap to some of the emails involving Schwerin that have captured federal and congressional investigators’ attention:
Comer said his committee won’t wait any longer and will begin issuing subpoenas immediately.
“We know individuals, many are cooperating with us now, but others, not so much,” he said. “We’re going to start subpoenaing people in the private sector, we’re going to start subpoenaing financial institutions to get us the information. And then we’ll go from there.”
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