HUNTER Biden worked as go-between for a Kazakh oligarch with links to Prince Andrew – who called the ex-VP’s son ‘”my brother”, it was claimed today.
The second son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden reportedly worked for international businessman Kenes Rakishev.
The Kazakh investor and entrepreneur has close family connections to former president Nursultan Nazarbayev – a dictator accused of human rights abuses.
Nazarbayev is the father-in-law of Timur Kulibayev – an oligarch it was once claimed Prince Andrew sold his £15million former home for £3m over asking price.
And the Daily Mail today claimed Biden Jr held extensive meetings with Rakishev.
It was reported that the meetings were organised to discuss the oligarch’s hopes to invest cash in New York and Washington DC.
It was claimed the 50-year-old Biden Jr even travelled to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, to discuss opportunities.
In one apparently leaked email, Biden Jr said: “‘I wanted to check in with you and see what our next steps are to follow up on our visit to Kazakhstan.”
During their working relationship, it was claimed the pair would exchange messages with Rakishev writing texts to Biden Jr calling him “my brother from another mother”.
The paper, who said emails had been passed to them via anti-corruption campaigners from the Central Asian country, also said Biden Jr had tried to get Rakishev to buy into a mining company in Nevada.
The oligarch finally invested $1million with Alexandra Forbes Kerry.
Rakishev was named in 2012 as one of the top 15 “most influential” tycoons in Kazakhstan.
It is just the latest news story to follow Biden Jr.
Notably, the former VP’s son has been accused of serving the “strategic interests” of China’s government and military while he served as a board member of Beijing-based investment firm BHR Partners.
Hunter also served on the board of Ukrainian gas giant Burisma between 2014 and 2019 which paid him $50,000 a month, according to Bloomberg News.
And in March 2020, he again made headlines after missing a child support deadline regarding a child who the court ruled was his.
In an ABC interview from October 2019, Biden acknowledged that he had “done estimable things and things I regret,” but insisted he was now in “probably the best place I’ve ever been in my life.”
Hunter has admitted to spending six stints in a rehab centre for alcohol and drug addictions, with one visit coming after a crack binge in 2016.
Recently, photographs have emerged of Biden allegedly smoking crack while another picture appeared to show him reclining in a bath with a cigarette.
Most damning of the controversies includes a report allegedly linking Hunter to sending “thousands of dollars” to Russian and Ukrainian women who lived in the US.
During the presidential debate with Donald Trump, Biden was quizzed over his son Hunter.
The 77-year-old said: “My son, like a lot of people, like lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem.
“He’s fixed it, he’s worked on it. And I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son.”