Fact Check: Donald Trump Says Joe Biden’s Brother ‘Made Money in Iraq’
During the debate, President Trump made the claaim that Biden’s brother James made millions of dollars in Iraq. Biden did not comment.
As it turns out, James was made executive vice president of HillStone International. Shortly thereafter Hillstone got a $1.5 billion dollar contract in Iraq to build 100,000 homes.
The thing is that neither James Biden or Hillstone had a lick of experience in building homes. How could a company with no experience get such a large contract with no experience. The same way that Hunter became a board member of Burisma. Joe.
I’ll give you three guesses who was in charge of humanitarian aid in Iraq. Joe Biden.
Peter Schweizer, is the president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite.
He detailed all of the conflicts of interest that made the Bidens rich. Kevin Justice, founder, and president of Hillstone International was summoned to the White House where he spoke to Michele Smith, a top aide to then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Smith was the liaison to “global government officials and business executives.”
And why did HillStone hire James Biden when there are tens of thousands of candidates with actual experience in building? My guess is because none of them had experience in being the brother of the vice president. You have to have your priorities.
Schweizer explained in January:
[James Biden] landed a very lucrative job in the construction business. Essentially what happened is, a guy named Kevin Justice — a longtime Biden family friend — in November of 2010, went and visited the white House and met with Joe Biden’s people in Joe Biden’s office. He started a company called HillStone International, a construction company. Three weeks after that meeting in the White House, he announced that James Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, was going to join as an executive vice president.
What stands out in this, of course, is that James Biden has no background in construction, and in a bio the company released on him, all they noted was the fact that he was comfortable in the corridors of power and his brother was vice president of the United States. A few months after he joins the firm, lo and behold, this new company lands a contract to build 100,000 homes in Iraq from the federal government. They get a bunch of other contracts, as well.
If Joe loses the presidency, will his family starve? Because no one in their right mind would hire any of them. Without Joe in power, the spigot to millions of dollars will be closed off.
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