Where Did Beau Biden Foundation Money Go?
New questions arise regarding income and expenditures of another Biden family charity.
There’s an old maxim in politics: Follow the money. If you wonder why politicians are doing certain things or voting a particular way, follow the money. If you want to know what a corrupt president and his family are up to, follow the money. Given that Democrats are all about transparency with political donations, that might just be what’s necessary with the Beau Biden Foundation.
Named for Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, the late son of President Joe Biden who died of cancer in 2015, the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children was established less than a month after Beau’s death with the mission of preventing child abuse. Except that doesn’t seem to be where a lot of the money is going. According to the New York Post, which has reported a thing or two about Biden family corruption, the foundation “raked in $3.9 million in 2020, but spent only a fraction of that on its purported mission to help kids.”
The foundation does carry out its mission through various materials and workshops on protecting kids from bullying, grooming, and other predatory behavior, but it charges adults $500 or more for some of that work. The Biden family name, meanwhile, makes publicity and fundraising a bit easier.
Joe and Jill Biden started the Biden Foundation to champion “progress and prosperity for American families.” As Biden’s presidential campaign ramped up in 2020, they shut down that foundation, in the process transferring $1.8 million to the Beau Biden Foundation. Yet out of the latter foundation’s nearly $4 million total haul in 2020, the Post reports, “the organization put only $544,961 in 2020 toward its stated purpose of protecting children from abuse, according to tax filings.” That accounted for a little more than half of total expenditures, most of the rest of which went “to the six-figure salaries of Biden cronies who held executive jobs at the non-profit.” What happened to the other $3 million?
The Post cites a watchdog group called CharityWatch to say that the “top-rated nonprofits generally spend at least 75 percent of their budgets on programs.” Beau Biden Foundation expenses amount to 58% on its cause.
Who sat on the board of the Beau Biden Foundation in 2020? Beau’s widow Hallie, Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley, and … drumroll please … Hunter Biden. Heck, Hunter even had a foundation sticker on that laptop of his. It’s unclear what if any salaries were paid to Biden family members.
What is clear is that the Biden family is not to be trusted.
It’s true that Beau himself served our nation in the U.S. Army, the state of Delaware as attorney general, and seems to have been “the good son.” It’s also true that the family has borne more than its share of tragedy — Joe’s first wife and infant daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972, just weeks before Biden became a senator. We can only offer heartfelt sympathy to Joe Biden for enduring the loss of a wife and two children.
Yet that doesn’t make Biden a good man. Even his marriage to Jill isn’t the fairytale he’d have you believe. There’s Hunter’s long list of drug problems and corruptly cashing in on his dad’s name. In fact, newly revealed records just this week show that Hunter received $100,000 from the ChiComs in 2017. His infamous laptop has now been officially entered into the Congressional Record.
And now there are questions about an awful lot of money donated to various Biden family foundations. No wrongdoing is yet evident, but who trusts these people?
Is Biden following the Clinton Foundation model? Hillary and Bill famously used their foundation for pay-to-play schemes while she was secretary of state, and the two cultivated quite the fortune after ostensibly leaving the White House in 2001 “dead broke.”
Inquiring minds would like to know whether the president of the United States is similarly engaged in corrupt activities covered by the thin veneer of his family’s charitable foundations. If the New York Post can’t get to the bottom of it, maybe The New York Times will … in another three years or so.
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