New reports reveal incoming White House Chief of Staff, Jeff Zeints, met with Hunter Biden three times in 2016.
The revelations were first made on Fox News that reported the information came through emails obtained through Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop.
These emails reveal Zeints met with the President’s son, who is currently under criminal and congressional probes for his business dealings, twice in February 2016 and once in March 2016.
The dates come during Biden’s last year as Vice President, as he prepared to exit the White House.
President Joe Biden was at the first two meetings, which were held at the U.S. Naval Observatory – the Vice President’s residence.
The first meeting, which took place on February 12, saw Zeints, then-Vice President Joe Biden, and Hunter Biden meet with the billionaire founder of the Carlyle Group, David Rubenstein.
The Carlyle Group is a private equity firm that manages over a hundred billion in assets.
The President has been criticized for his closeness with Rubenstein, currently a member of the World Economic Forum.
Biden stayed at Rubenstein’s Nantucket, Massachusetts mansion several times over the last several years.
The President had spent Thanksgiving 2021 in the Rubenstein Nantucket home, which the White House confirmed he had visited before.
The then-Vice President met again two weeks later with his son Hunter Biden, Zeints, a former lobbyist and current White House senior counselor Steve Ricchetti, in addition to political consultant and chairman of Atlantic Media, David Bradley.
The emails show the final meeting occurred on May 24, 2016. During this meeting, Hunter Biden met with Zeints, Bradley, prominent biotech investor and former head of the National Cancer Institute, Richard Klausner, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s recently-ousted director, Eric Lander.