The latest allegation claims that Joe Biden, when he was vice president, had direct contact with his son's billionaire business associates from Mexico, according to content reportedly discovered on Hunter's laptop that was abandoned at a computer repair shop.
Since at least 2010, Hunter Biden's associates had been planning on working with Carlos Slim, who was the richest person in the world at the time. The plans for working with the richest person in the world were allegedly spotted in company emails from Rosemont Seneca, a consulting firm established by Hunter, Devon Archer, and Christopher Heinz, who is the stepson of former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The firm was founded in 2009, the same year Joe Biden was inaugurated as vice president.
The Daily Mail reported that Rosemont Seneca staffer Neil Callahan aimed to get Carlos Slim onboard in an email from October 2010.
"I think once we get past the test/beta phase of say 4-5 $250k projects, we target getting 5-8 clients who will pay us $1m-5m annually," the staffer wrote. "I don't think any of those clients will be your typical Hedge Fund – it's going to be Private Investors (i.e., Carlos Slim), SWFs, Select Corporations (i.e., Chevron, AON) and maybe a mega Hedge Fund."
In 2012, one of Hunter's friends who was working for the "international government relations firm" Blue Star Strategies purportedly suggested Slim as a potential buyer of a gambling company that Hunter was partnered with.
According to a report from Politico published earlier this month, Blue Star Strategies is currently under a Justice Department investigation for potential illegal lobbying and its dealings with Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that Hunter was a board member of.
Hunter targeted a different Mexican billionaire — Miguel Alemán Velasco, who is the son of former Mexican President Miguel Alemán Valdés.
Hunter and Jeff Cooper, an attorney who worked with Hunter's late brother Beau Biden and reportedly donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Biden political campaigns, reportedly devised a plan to invest in multiple businesses in Latin America.
In an alleged email dated February 2013, Cooper expressed his excitement about the venture to Hunter, "This is setting up to be flippin gigantic brother."
In 2014, Hunter was reportedly able to secure a private meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden for Carlos Slim, Miguel Alemán Velasco, and Interjet airline CEO Miguel Alemán Magnani, the grandson of the former Mexican President Miguel Alemán Valdés.
Hunter allegedly emailed White House photographer David Lienemann to ask for photographs of the Alemán family with then-VP Joe Biden.
"Do you have pictures from the lunch I had in dad's office (I think on 2/26) with Miguel Alleman Sr. And Jr. And Jeff Cooper? If so let me know and I can send someone to pick them up," Hunter wrote to Lienemann in 2014.
In May 2014, Cooper reportedly asked Hunter if he could get the pictures signed for the Mexican billionaires, "Any luck on getting those other pics from the WH [White House]-Alemán visit? Or getting a few signed for Miguel and his dad?"
The Daily Mail published photos of possibly another meeting, which were found on Hunter's laptop and dated Nov. 19, 2015. The photo shows then-VP Joe Biden, his son, Cooper, and the three Mexican billionaires at Biden's vice presidential residence at Number One Observatory Circle, Washington D.C.
Biden said he “never discussed” his son Hunter’s business dealings with him.