Legal records indicate Jim Biden, President Biden’s younger brother, was selected to oversee secret negotiations with the Saudi government for a US construction company because of his close connection to Joe Biden when he was the Vice President.
According to the affidavits received by DailyMail.com, Jim Biden was chosen because Saudi officials were unlikely to back out of an agreement with the prominent vice president’s brother. The 73-year-old was a party to a $140 million settlement deal between Hill International and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2012.
He told a former high-ranking US Treasury official he had been hired to negotiate with the Saudis owing to his position and relationship with Vice President Joe Biden, who was heading delegations to Saudi Arabia at the time.
In his statement, Thomas Sullivan, the former Treasury official turned private investigator, stated that he and Jim Biden discussed Jim’s appointment to negotiate with the Saudis during their meeting.
Sullivan’s affidavit states:
Jim’s wife Sara, who was there, allegedly stated that Joe and his brother shared everything. Jim Biden noted that he was frequently taken to meetings to represent Hill because ‘of course, the name didn’t hurt’ and since he was the former Vice-brother. Jim Biden stated this at least twice throughout the interview.
Sullivan questioned him explicitly if he had attended a mid-February 2012 meeting with the Saudi Ministry of Commerce to receive the final payment for Hill’s services. He responded that, to the best of his recollection, he had attended such a meeting and did so “due to his position and connection” with his brother.
On July 16, 2017, Sullivan, who formerly worked in the enforcement division of the Treasury Department, interrogated Jim at his home in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, according to an affidavit. Sullivan wrote that he had a brief conversation with Sara, Jim’s attorney’s wife, who informed him that “he doesn’t like us talking to people.”
A disagreement between the American construction company Hill and its previous legal representation about a payment from the Saudis led to the disclosure of Jim Biden’s participation in the Saudi discussions. The Saudi government owed Hill $140 million for the construction of desalination facilities in the Middle East in the 1980s. Their talks had been underway for years as part of the “Special Claims Procedure,” a US government endeavor to resolve the kingdom’s outstanding debts to American corporations.
The Republican-controlled House threatened to launch a comprehensive inquiry into alleged influence peddling by members of the Biden family, including Hunter, the vice president’s son.
The legal team reportedly hired an investigator to interview Jim and his wife about the alleged secret pact, and the President’s sister allegedly revealed shocking information. According to Sullivan’s declaration, on July 16, 2017, he interviewed Jim at his Merion Station, Pennsylvania home.
A former Treasury official wrote: “I asked Mr. Biden to disclose his role with Hill International.” “He stated that he had been engaged to conduct “business development” work for them and that Hill had assigned him to assist with Saudi Arabia.
James indicated that he was assured that the final payment would be provided in cash and a significant amount of new future contract work.”
Sullivan wrote that he did not inquire more because he was staring at two enormous guys in dark suits in a large black automobile parked on a side street and staring directly into their home through the pathway he had just left. He believed they were a form of security, most likely the Secret Service.
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