Joe Biden's brother Jim wrote a 2017 'wish list' of possible business contacts for their new venture, according to the New York Post - a list that included prominent Democrats, Republicans, world leaders and international business people.
The list was reportedly sent in an email to Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden's former business partner in a failed Chinese investment venture.
At the time the email was supposedly sent, Joe Biden was the former vice president, a private citizen, who had not yet declared his intention to run for office. Joe Biden is not mentioned in his brother's emails, the Post reported.
Joe Biden, pictured with his younger brother Jim, a businessman, in 2008
Jim Biden, with wife Sara, formed a company with his nephew Hunter to work on infrastructure
Hunter Biden, pictured with his father in 2016, was one of the recipients of Jim's email
Jim Biden emailed Bobulinski, Hunter Biden and several others on May 15, 2017 with the list of suggested contacts, the paper claimed.
The Bidens and Bobulinski had formed a company to partner with another firm, headed by a Chinese energy tycoon, on 'global and/or domestic' projects involving 'infrastructure, energy, financial services and other strategic sectors,' the documents obtained by the Post reportedly show.
Jim Biden allegedly recommended they approach Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat governor of New York, and Rick Scott, a Republican who at the time was governor of Florida.
Cuomo was described as someone actively involved in infrastructure projects in his state.
The email reportedly said he 'is moving forward with major infrastructure projects such as the long-stalled Tappan Zee Bridge replacement and the much-needed redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport.'
'His administration has invested nearly $4 billion through the Regional Council and Upstate Revitalization initiatives to jumpstart the economy and support local priorities for development,' it added.
Scott was apparently described as a 'personal friend of my friend Billy Rubin and close to my friend Ken Jenne, former Sheriff of Broward County, FL.'
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, was on a list of suggested people to approach
Andrew Cuomo, Joe Biden, and Chuck Schumer - who Jim Biden also said mentioned
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