Former FBI Director Louis Freeh gave $ 100,000 to a private trust for two of President Joe Biden’s grandchildren because he wanted to continue and engage in “a very good and very profitable business” with the president, according to emails recently appeared on Thursday.
Freeh met with Biden “to explore some future work options with him,” according to the new series of emails discovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Freeh apparently made the gift in April 2016, when Biden was the outgoing vice president, and shortly before that he told Biden’s son Hunter that he would “ be delighted to work with you in the future. according to the emails.
According to the bomb email unearthed on Hunter’s abandoned laptop, Freeh was trying to establish a future business relationship with Biden. In the July 2016 email marked “confidential and privileged”, Freeh wrote to Hunter that he “would love to work with you in the future”.
“I also spoke to Dad a few weeks ago and would like to explore some future work options with him,” Freeh said. “I think working together on these issues (and other legal issues) would be useful, fun and rewarding,” the email read.
However, the conversation didn’t end there. Freeh brought up the idea again a month later. Freeh, then director of the FBI, was already working for three foreign businessmen and officials at the time. These three businessmen were subsequently all convicted of various corruption charges.
In fact, in one of the letters he himself mentioned that he worked for then Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who was in the midst of a scandal over one of the biggest financial frauds in the country. world, and was subsequently sentenced to 12 years in prison. prison in 2020.
“There is no doubt that you and him have many options and probably some that are more appealing than my little shop. As you know we have both a law firm and a ‘solutions / investigations’ group. with a very good brand, DC and DEL (and NYC), and a profitable and interesting global practice (for example, I currently represent the Malaysian Prime Minister and his family), ”Freeh wrote.
Interestingly, the emails obtained by DailyMail.com Hunter’s abandoned laptop shows that around the same time, Freeh also gave $ 100,000 to a trust for Joe Biden’s grandchildren as a donation. The “donation” was made to a trust for the children of Hallie Biden, the widow of Joe’s late son Beau, who later had an affair with Hunter.
Trying to impress Biden
Naturally, Freeh’s decision to donate to the private trust was meant to convince Hunter and his father to strike a business deal with him. “As you know, our family foundation made a contribution of $ 100,000 to Hallie’s Children’s Trust last year,” Freeh wrote in an April 2017 email.
“My accountants (PWC) now indicate that since the grant was not made to a 501 (c) organization [a charity], it was not a real founding gift. So we have been in contact with the IRS and PWC and want to correct the situation as follows: I am going to give a new gift of $ 100,000 to Haley’s trust, and Hallie’s trust will repay the foundation by paying her $ 100,000. The email reads.
Hunter also thanked Freeh in another email after receiving the donation. A document attached to the email chain was titled “Biden Trust Letter of Contribution 4.26.16.pdf”.
Emails between Freeh and Hunter Biden do not confirm whether Freeh ever did business with Joe Biden or what exactly he had in mind. However, they make it clear that Hunter referred a client – crooked Romanian real estate mogul Gabriel “Puiu” Popoviciu – to Freeh in mid-2016.
“I wanted to thank you once again for recommending Gabriel to us and we finalized a lawyer engagement letter with him,” Freeh wrote on July 8, 2016. “I will meet him in Paris on Sunday, then we we will deploy to Bucharest and get down to work, ”he wrote.
Interestingly, Freeh conducted an independent review of Popoviciu’s corruption conviction before the Romanian Court of Appeal, but this was confirmed by Romania’s High Court of Cassation and Justice, which in 2017 sentenced him to seven. years in prison, Freeh said in a press release. at the time.
The White House, however, did not say anything whether Biden had actually discussed private matters with Freeh during his tenure, according to the Daily mail report.
Freeh was already close to the Biden family, having served on the Beau Biden Foundation, a charity established in honor of Joe Biden’s late son to help prevent child abuse. The emails between Freeh and Hunter Biden were stored on a water damaged laptop which, according to Wilmington, Del., Repair Shop Owner John Paul MacIsaac, was dropped off in April 2019 and did not never been recovered.