The slimy brother of Joe Biden, James Biden is speaking out in a rare interview — denying that he is the family “fixer,” despite his being prominently featured in emails with his nephew, Hunter Biden.
James Biden appeared numerous times in emails that were sourced from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, with some speculating that he helped arrange the Bidens’ overseas business deals, including in China and Ukraine.
Here’s what James Biden said:
“I’m the guy who assists in everything. When it comes to my family I try to be as supportive as I can. But this notion of ‘the fixer,’ or any reference that has a negative connotation, is offensive. … The notion I am some underworld figure and I am a fixer or the cleaner or I’m this or that — I’m a very concerned family member who tries to protect my family in every way I can, in what is a very ethical way.”
Former business partners accuse James of promising that he would use the family name to bring in business and then failing to do so.
James and Hunter have worked together on several business ventures that have failed. but Hunter insists this has not affected their relationship, as “my Uncle Jimmy is my best friend in the world,” he told a podcast last year, according to the Post.
Last month Iowa’s Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley told CBS News that James received $65,000 in monthly payments from a Chinese-financed consulting group in 2018 at the same time Hunter was receiving $100,000 monthly, something he called “very concerning.”
Grassley stressed that “we have people with the Biden name, dealing with Chinese business people that have a relationship to the Communist Party. I think James Biden was very much a part of this.”
Both James and Hunter have declined to respond to questions about the arrangement.
More on James Biden from CBS’s Catherine Herridge:
Based on primary source bank records, Republican Senator @ChuckGrassley tells @CBSNews he believes the president’s brother James was instrumental in Hunter Biden’s Chinese business ventures, @CBS_Herridge reports. pic.twitter.com/Wde2xx1rFg
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) April 7, 2022