Biden's niece served in Obama administration and had business ties China that began during his vice presidency

 April 16, 2024

A thread of 2011 emails revealed that President Joe Biden's niece, Casey Owens, provided tips that would later lead to Hunter Biden's investments in China, Fox News reported. This underscores the fact that the Biden family was intertwined with affairs in China while Joe Biden was vice president. 

The emails follow a speech where Biden spoke of a "rising China" and how it was "a positive, positive development, not only for China but for America…" During those same remarks, he boasted about Owens, the daughter of his sister Valerie, who was serving in the Obama administration Treasury Department.

The then-vice president said Owens, "who graduated from Harvard not too long ago," had "studied Chinese and went and lived in China and is now devoted to making sure the relationship gets better and better." Meanwhile, Owens was helping out Hunter Biden, her cousin and Joe Biden's son.

A Family Affair

Owens worked as a special assistant for the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Treasury Department under Obama. She made time to email Hunter Biden and his then-business partner about an opportunity with China's largest sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation.

"FYI on recent CIC investment conference at a resort in Sanya, on Hainan Island, over the weekend of March 27-28," Owens wrote to Hunter Biden and Eric Scherwin on April 12, 2010. She traveled to Beijing the following month with former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's delegation.

Other members of the Biden family also had strong ties to the communist nation. Casey Owens' father, John "Jack" Owens, reached out to Hunter Biden to help get his telemedicine company's license to do business in China "secured very quickly."

Jack Owens was in a tough spot as his MediGuide Insurance Services International and MediGuide America were at a crucial point where he would need the license to "seal this deal" in China. "Time pressures are very tight, plus the fact that we do not yet have one has caused a slight credibility bump in the company's mind," Jack Owens wrote.

"This all translates into a need for a Business License, and one secured very quickly," he added. Jack Owens lamented that it was "taking an inordinate time" that they "just do not have" to get one.

Influence Peddling

Even if Hunter Biden didn't deliver on his uncle's request, there's proof in his emails that he tried using his connections and powerful name. "See email below. It's from my Uncle Jack," the younger Biden wrote to two influential men.

"Is there a way we can help him expedite this? Time is of the essence here," Hunter Biden said in his email to Thornton Group Chairman James Bulger and businessman Michael Lin.

Notably, Bulger is the nephew of crime boss Whitey Bulger while Lin has ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Both men had been instrumental in Hunter Biden's first visit to China in April 2010, but it's unclear whether they were able to help Hunter Biden's cause.

Still, trading on the Biden name and influence has been part of the deal for years in the family. Hunter Biden famously included his father during business calls, often putting him on speaker phone in the middle of meetings with the intent of showing how close he had the then-vice president's ear, Fox Business reported.

There is mounting evidence that the Biden family is corrupt and used Joe Biden's position to their advantage. Troublingly, that seems to have extended to activity in China, a communist nation that is also America's adversary.

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