Eric Schwerin, Hunter Biden’s longtime business associate who additionally managed his family’s finances, reportedly made more visits to the White House during the presidency of Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence than previously believed.
Schwerin visited the Naval Observatory and the White House in Washington at least 36 times between 2009 and 2016, according to a Monday report by the New York Times. The report also cited an analysis published by Fox News.
The Post initially reported that in April 2022, Schwerin visited the vice president’s residence and White House at least 19 times during Obama’s presidency.
Schwerin served as managing director of the now-defunct investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, founded by Devon Archer and Hunter Biden. Archer testified last week in front of a House committee that while vice president Joe Biden knew about and was involved with his son’s business dealings, which contradicts what President Biden has claimed.
The Post reported Hunter Biden and Schwerin could have first met while working in the Commerce Department during the Clinton administration. Schwerin was listed as a partner in Hunter Biden’s lobbying firm, Oldaker, Biden & Belaire, from 2002 to 2008, according to forms for disclosure.
Schwerin’s visits to then-Vice President Biden included a December 12, 2015, trip for a holiday reception, reported Fox News. Among those in attendance were Hunter Biden, Archer, and Joe Biden.
The reception occurred only days after the elder Biden returned from Ukraine, where he threatened to withhold loan guarantees totaling $1 billion if the country’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, wasn’t fired.
Report: Emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop showed Schwerin moving money for Joe and Hunter
The Post reported that emails from the hard drive on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop showed Schwerin moving money on behalf of Hunter and Joe while helping the latter handle family expenses. Schwerin received the “Delaware tax refund check” from then-Vice President Biden, and he and Hunter talked by phone about Joe Biden’s mortgage.
In February, The Post reported that Schwerin was also involved in transferring Joe Biden’s Senate papers to the University of Delaware in March 2010 — a transfer that could include “classified” and “sensitive” documents. Special counsel Robert Hur is investigating Joe Biden’s handling of such documents. By December 2017, Hunter Biden and Schwerin had fallen out, and the younger Biden attempted to cut ties with him.
The Post reported the White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, and attempts to reach Schwerin were unsuccessful.