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Report claims emails show Biden wrote a recommendation letter for a Chinese executive's son that was sent directly to Brown's president.

Report: Joe Biden wrote college recommendation letter for son of Hunter’s business partner

Apr 06, 2022


President Biden wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of a Chinese executive who did business with Hunter Biden, according to emails seen by Fox News. The emails indicate Jonathan Li, CEO of investment fund BHR, reached out to Hunter Biden and his business partners in 2017 for advice about his son’s college application process.

“Gentlmen[sic], please find the attached resume of my son, Chris Li. He is applying the following colleges for this year,” Li writes, listing Brown University, Cornell University, and New York University.

Several weeks later, Eric Schwerin, who served as president of Rosemont Seneca, the investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, replied to Li.

“Jonathan, Hunter asked me to send you a copy of the recommendation letter that he asked his father to write on behalf of Christopher for Brown University.”

As recently as last year, Hunter held a 10 percent stake in BHR, something the White House has acknowledged. Speaking to the New York Times in November, Hunter’s attorney said he had since divested from the company.

Fox News did not review the recommendation letter Joe Biden purportedly wrote for Li’s son and it is unclear if Li’s son was admitted to Brown University, and if so, whether he attended.

The broadcaster reported that the emails originated from a laptop said to belong to Hunter Biden that has become the focus of intense debate around the president, his son and the media’s coverage of the laptop’s contents.

The president has repeatedly denied discussing Hunter’s business ventures with his son.

Earlier this week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked to confirm if Biden’s statement that he has not discussed overseas business dealings with his son still stands, to which she replied: “Yes.”