Affidavit Gives GOP Edge In Biden Investigation

Recently, legal documents have alleged that President Joe Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, was hired to engage in secret negotiations with the Saudi government on behalf of a US construction company because of his relationship with the Vice President at the time.

The documents allege that Jim was chosen because the Saudi government “would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal.” According to the former US Treasury official Thomas Sullivan, who interviewed Jim at his home in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, Jim said that “of course, the [Biden] name didn’t hurt.” Jim’s wife Sara was present and allegedly said that Joe and his brother “told each other everything.”

Jim’s role in the Saudi negotiation emerged after a spat between the US construction firm Hill and their erstwhile lawyers over a payout from the Saudis. Hill International had previously been hired by the Saudi government to build desalination plants in the 1980s and were owed $140 million. Hill had hired three law firms to help them get the money back and hired Jim to supposedly work on “business development.”

From the Dailymail:

February 2011 contract obtained by shows Hill hired three law firms, R.L. Walker & Co., Lankford & Reed, and Poblete Tamargo, to help rake back the money.

For years their negotiations were part of the ‘Special Claims Process’, a US government program to settle the kingdom’s unpaid debts to American firms.

But Lankford & Reed claims Hill also hired Jim around 2011 to fix a back-door settlement for $100million, and failed to pay the lawyers their 40% cut after years of working on the case.

In a May 2022 affidavit, Lankford & Reed partner V. Thomas Lankford described the alleged double-cross.

The documents allege that Hill was trying to negotiate a back-door settlement for $100 million and Jim was sent to Riyadh in 2012 because “KSA would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal.”

More from the Dailymail:

The lawyer claimed that Jim later ‘admitted that KSA and Hill had secretly agreed to settle the claim through the award of future contracts.

“Mr. Biden further confirmed that Richter used Biden as a settlement intermediary in order to capitalize on the influence and orchestration of the settlement by the then Vice-President,” Lankford wrote.

The lawyers hired an investigator to question Jim and his wife about the alleged back-door deal, and they allegedly obtained some shocking admissions from the President’s brother.

Sullivan interviewed Jim at his home in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, on July 16, 2017, according to Sullivan’s affidavit.

‘” asked Mr. Biden to describe his position with Hill International,'”the former Treasury official wrote. ‘”e said that he had been hired to do ‘business development’ work for them and that Saudi Arabia was a country that Hill had him assigned to assist with.

‘”ames stated that he was told that the final payment would be made in both cash and “a very large amount” of new future contract work.”

Sullivan added that he had a brief exchange with Jim’s attorney wife Sara, who told him “he doesn’t like us talking to people.”

The affidavit does not specify who “he” refers to, but a source briefed on the case told that it was Joe Biden.

The Republican-led congress has promised an exhaustive investigation into influence-peddling by members of Biden’s family, including Jim and Hunter, who was involved in a multi-million-dollar deal with Chinese government-linked oil giant CEFC. Joe Biden has denied knowledge of his family’s foreign business dealings.



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