Hunter Biden bought reality show as his father kicked off White House race, book says
Hunter Biden and his wife kicked off a reality show focused on the charity work of the first son weeks after his father, Joe Biden, kicked off his presidential campaign in 2019, according to a new book on the inner workings of the Democratic Party.
Edward-Isaac Dovere writes in “Battle for the soul: in the Democrats’ campaigns to defeat TrumpThat Hunter and his wife Melissa Cohen approached producers with the “foggy concept” that summer. According to an excerpt first reported by Fox NewsHunter suggested that the proposed show “would also help soften his father’s image.”
According to Dovere, one of the producers asked Hunter if Elder Biden approved of the project. “I know where the line is,” Hunter replied, “and my dad understands what I’m doing.”
It was unclear exactly what charitable work Hunter Biden wanted the reality show to be highlighted. Earlier this year, he resigned as co-chair of the Beau Biden Child Protection Foundation, which bears Hunter’s late brother’s name and works to prevent child abuse. Another charity, the Biden Cancer Initiative, suspended operations in July 2019, three months after Joe Biden announced his presidential run.
Dovere writes in the book that Hunter Biden “spent his life trading on his father’s behalf” while father Joe “was protective, always stepping in to help him.”
In October 2020, the Post discovered a trove of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that detailed his overseas business interests and raised questions about Joe Biden’s knowledge of them. The messages revealed that Hunter Biden introduced a senior executive at Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings to his then-vice-president father less than a year before Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian officials to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company.
Other emails revealed that Hunter was discussing potential trade deals with China’s largest private energy company.
“Hunter had no experience in the natural resources sector… it just so happened that he was appointed to the board of an energy company in the one country that had become his top foreign policy priority. father, ”writes Dovere. “Joe was aware, but not involved, always ready to trust his son again to get it right this time around.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In a statement to the Post on Monday evening, Dovere said his book “was drawn from numerous reports,” including “over 400 interviews over four years.”