Hunter Biden's former business associate has raked in over $500K from a pro-Biden super PAC, according to reports.
"The consulting firm co-founded by Hunter Biden’s former business associate raked in over $500,000 from the pro-Joe Biden super PAC Unite the Country between December 2019 and December 2022," a Fox News Digital review reported.
"Julianna Smoot in 2014 became an advisory board member of Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners (RSTP), an affiliate of Rosemont Seneca Partners, the fund co-founded by Hunter Biden, after she previously served in multiple positions in the Obama administration and was the Obama for America deputy campaign manager for the 2012 reelection campaign," according to Fox News.
Emails from Hunter’s infamous abandoned laptop dating back to February 2014 showed Rosemont officials discussing Smoot’s agreement with the company to sit on the board, reported Fox News Digital.
"Great speaking with you today! We are delighted about you partnering with us and honored to have you as a member of our advisory board!" John DeLoche, the firm's then-managing director, wrote to Smoot.
The e-mail cc'd Hunter and Rosemont Seneca’s Eric Schwerin, Devon Archer, William Lee, Rob Walker and Neil Callahan.
"As discussed, please find attached an overview of RSTP and a more detailed private placement memorandum. These will give you some good background on the fund," DeLoche said in the email. "We are looking forward to discussing in more detail over dinner next Wednesday in DC."
Fox reported, "A few days later, DeLoche invited Hunter and his assistant, Katie Dodge, to dinner in Washington, D.C., with Smoot, Lee and himself."
"It would be great if Hunter could attend at the beginning, end or stop by anytime for a quick hello," Deloche wrote.
Previous to these emails, Hunter reached out, appearing to be angry he wasn't looped in on hiring Smoot, saying, "So-- I guess WE made the decision to hire her. Want to share any details with me?"
"We followed your lead from Monday and did not go down the retainer path. We have made no economic commitment to her. Plan is to work out financial details at Wed dinner," DeLoche answered Hunter. "Would love input from the team on this. We were thinking a small equity stake (perhaps 1% of the GP) that would vest over 5 years while she is an advisory board member, coupled with a nominal expense related retainer. This would only be for fund II and we could reevaluate thereafter."
Source: Fox News