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Rosemont Capital, an investment firm run by Hunter Biden’s business partners Chris Heinz and Devon Archer, received over $130 million in special federal bailout money while Joe Biden was Vice President.
The Washington Examiner reported:
An investment firm linked to Hunter Biden received over $130 million in federal bailout loans while his father Joe Biden was vice president and routed profits through a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands, according to federal banking and corporate records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
Financial experts said the offshore corporate structure could have been used to shield earnings from U.S. taxes.
Rosemont Capital, an investment firm at the center of Hunter Biden’s much-scrutinized financial network, was one of the companies approved to participate in the 2009 federal loan program known as the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF.
Under the program, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank issued billions of dollars in highly favorable loans to select investors who agreed to buy bonds that banks were struggling to offload, including bundled college and auto loans.
Biden, Heinz, and Archer incorporated Rosemont Seneca Partners in Delaware on June 25, 2009. The “alternative investment and market advisory firm” was an offshoot of Rosemont Capital, which held a 50% stake in the new venture. Rosemont Seneca and Rosemont Capital shared the same office address in lower Manhattan and the same New York phone number, according to Securities and Exchange Commission documents. Three weeks after Rosemont Seneca was incorporated, a subsidiary of Rosemont Capital, called Rosemont TALF SPV, received $23.5 million in federal loans through the TALF program. This included $13.4 million to invest in student loans and $11.1 million to invest in subprime auto loans. Over five months, the company received a total of $130 million from the program in multiple installments for investments in subprime credit cards and residential mortgages.
Federal records report that 177 firms benefited from TALF — most of them had deep connections to Wall Street and Washington and there was virtually no exposure to the borrowers.
The borrowers either profited off of the bonds and if not, the feds would take over the depreciated bonds with no exposure to the borrowers — it was a win for the borrowers regardless of the performance.
To no one’s surprise Hunter’s daddy Joe Biden was a huge supporter of the bailout (started under George Bush) and was later expanded under Barack Obama.
Biden argued in 2009, that if not for the federal bailout, we would have gone into a depression.
Hunter Biden also admittedly made millions of dollars sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company because his daddy was Vice President.
It sure pays to be a Biden.
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The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), commonly referred to as a “bank bailout,” authorized the US Secretary of the Treasury to spend $700 billion (actually spent more than double that) of taxpayer dollars to purchase distressed assets, especially mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Instead, the funds were given to foreign and domestic banks to […]
The Clinton Foundation compiled a list of recipients of $543 million for an epic 1,146 projects. The recipients reads like a Who’s Who of future Obama Administration insiders, like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick F. Kennedy, among hundreds. The evident purpose of these fundings was to buy the coming vote on the bank bailout in […]