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Hunter Biden acted as an external consultant to Democratic Delaware Senator Chris Coons, who was recently appointed President Biden’s campaign co-chair and played a crucial role in aiding Coons’ fundraising efforts during his successful Senate campaign in 2010 by leveraging his network of business associates within and outside the state to contribute to Coons’ campaign, according to a Thursday report.
According to a recent report from Politico, Coons is a member of both the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees and has been a significant global emissary for many years, adding that he “has no problem telling reporters or anyone who will listen that he has the president’s ear.”
Before his 2010 victory, Coons had close ties to Hunter Biden and Eric Schwerin, who was the president of Rosemont Seneca Partners, a now-defunct investment fund that Hunter was involved with as well. Both maintained frequent contact with Coons and his campaign finance director Tracey Buckman and were instrumental in helping with his fundraising efforts, Fox News Digital noted.
The outlet reported verifying emails retrieved from the abandoned laptop that Coons met with Hunter and Schwerin in June 2010, shortly before Hunter began hosting fundraising events for the future senator. On June 26, 2010, Coons sent an email to Hunter thanking him for their meeting earlier that week.
“Thank you for your encouragement and strong offers of support in our meeting Thursday,” Coons wrote. “I’m grateful for your help!”
Two days later, Coons also sent an email to Schwerin saying it was “great meeting with you.”
“Thank you for making the time to meet with me last week, and for your concrete offers of help,” Coons said. “I look forward to working together!”
Fox News Digital added: “It is not clear whether Coons met with Hunter and Schwerin together or separately.”
“Thank you, again, for taking the time to meet with Chris Coons and me in DC!” Buckman wrote. “We appreciate all of the support, and interest in ways that you can help Chris win this Senate race.”
Buckman mentioned an upcoming breakfast in Chicago that was being hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. During their conversation, Hunter Biden mentioned that he could reach out to his network in Chicago to solicit donations for Coons’ campaign. Buckman specifically mentioned Mark Doyle as one of the names that Hunter had brought up.
“We are getting as many pledges as possible for those who can write and raise at the $10,000 and $4,800 level,” Buckman wrote. “But, of course, support is welcome at any level listed on the invitation. Hunter, you mentioned that you might be able to get this out to your list of Chicago folks. That would be terrific.
“And, if there are any key names that you want to call, that is welcome. I think you mentioned that you would want to contact Michael Sachs, Mark Doyle and Donnie Sterano (so sorry if I am misspelling those names). Please feel free to call them,” Buckman noted further.
Doyle, who had previously served as a senior adviser to then-Senator Joe Biden and was the national finance director of Biden’s unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008, donated $500 to Sen. Coons’ campaign on July 29, Fox News Digital revealed, adding:
Fox News Digital previously reported that Doyle, who was a registered Serbian foreign agent months earlier, was coordinating the scheduling of an investment meeting with Serbia’s president and Serbian “high net worth individuals” in email exchanges with Hunter Biden and the Serbian Ambassador to the United States.
Buckman followed up later that day in an email thanking Hunter for lending his name to be on the host committee for a Coons campaign event in Washington, D.C.
“Hunter, thanks for your offer to lend your name and serve on a Host Committee that we can build for a Washington, DC event for Chris Coons,” Buckman wrote. “We have a good group of folks that I can ask to help, and I am sure that you guys will have key ideas for folks that we can add.”
On July 8, 2010, Buckman fired off an email with the subject line “Vancouver list” to Hunter and Schwerin, saying the list was “top secret” and advising them to “just use it for our Chris Coons project of introduction and brainstorming.”
“This can be a really good resource for straight money calls and event host ideas, once we get through this weekend,” she wrote.