Hunter Biden was friends with GOP mega-donor Martin Whitmer


Hunter Biden was a longtime friend of a well-connected lawyer and lobbyist with deep roots in DC Republican politics – who hailed him as a “rock star” and a “beacon of hope.”

Martin Whitmer and Hunter Biden likely met in Georgetown, where they both graduated in 1992.

Whitmer is a founding partner of the lobbying and policy consulting firm Whitmer & Worrall and was a member of former President Trump’s transition team in 2016. He has donated more than $54,000 over the years almost exclusively to GOP candidates and other causes.

Emails from Hunter Biden’s abandoned hard drive often show a flattering and obsequious Whitmer.

“You’re being too kind to me and I really appreciate it,” he wrote in a June 2011 email after Hunter Biden introduced him to Evan Ryan — the wife of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who served as White House Cabinet Secretary of President Biden acts.

Martin Whitmer apparently praised Hunter Biden as an “instrument of peace and diplomacy” when he was in Hong Kong in 2011.
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Hunter Biden speaks to guests during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, United States, on April 18, 2022.
Hunter Biden often went duck hunting with Whitmer, according to emails from his laptop.
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There have been many emails with golf and duck hunting offers.

“Hello Hunter! I want to try and shoot some geese on Thursday or Friday,” he said in a January 2015 email. “We can do a day trip or stay at the farmhouse. It would be great to just take you out there and see if we can pop some birds.”

When Hunter Whitmer said he could not attend a luncheon with Henry Kissinger in October 2011 because he would be in Hong Kong, Whitmer foamed it up, calling him “a beacon of hope” and an “instrument of peace and diplomacy.” . Hunter Biden’s calendar features a trip to China this week with Jim Bulger, a business partner and nephew of notorious mobster Whitey Bulger. There, the two met with the Chinese money man Jonathan Li, CEO of the investment fund BHR.

Hunter Biden speaks with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden prior to the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony July 7, 2022 at the White House.
An email from Whitmer about planning a hunting trip read: “We can make it a day trip or stay at the farmhouse.”
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In September 2012, Whitmer emailed that he was “choked up” after watching a recent speech by then-Vice President Biden. In February 2015, he asked Hunter Biden for inclusion in the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll, calling him a “rock star.”

“We were friends,” Whitmer told the Post, declining to comment further.


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