Peter Schweizer, Government Accountability Institute president and author of bestselling book "Clinton Cash" — a book that played a pivotal role in the 2016 election — has a new investigative book on government corruption that involves a series of accusations involving billions of dollars against some major political players, including former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Over the last week, Schweizer has spoken with Fox News' Sean Hannity a few times about some of the key claims in the book, particularly claims against the current Democratic presidential frontrunner in the polls: Biden. As Schweizer explained in an interview with Hannity last week, his new book, "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends," contains details about what he says is a corruption scandal involving Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
"This is the new corruption, Sean, and it's not the corruption of $90,000 in your freezer. This is major amounts of money," Schweizer told Hannity, noting at times the deals include "billions" of dollars. "It involves foreign governments who want to influence our leaders, and they way they get around disclosures. The way they get around the law is they don't give the money to the politician, they don't even give it to their spouse — they give it to their kids or they give it to a sibling. And that's a way that it avoids detection. The amounts of money are massive."
Schweizer then got into some specifics related to Biden and his son Hunter: "For example, there are three major deals involving the Chinese government and family members, close aides of the Secretary of State John Kerry and the Vice President Joe Biden. ... Basically, what happens is in 2013, Joe Biden flies to China to talk to them about very sensitive issues, the South China Sea, talking about trade issues, economic issues. Hunter Biden, his son, is with him on Air Force Two. Okay, that’s fine, that’s great. Here’s the problem: Ten days after they come back, after Joe Biden takes a pretty soft position towards the Chinese, Hunter Biden inks ... what becomes a $1.5 billion [private equity] deal."
"That's the first of three deals," Schweizer explains. Along with the two other deals, they're talking about "multiple billion-dollar" deals, none of which had to be disclosed, said Schweizer. Video below via Real Clear Politics:
"Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world," the summary of Schweizer's book reads. "An American bank opening in China would be prohibited by US law from hiring a slew of family members of top Chinese politicians. However, a Chinese bank opening in America can hire anyone it wants. It can even invite the friends and families of American politicians to invest in can’t-lose deals. President Donald Trump’s children have made front pages across the world for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer."