Jim Biden hired to negotiate with Saudis because of his relationship to VP brother Joe
A Secret $140million deal
- Affidavits claim Joe’s younger brother Jim was at the center of a $140m settlement between a US construction company and Saudi Arabia in 2012
- Biden was selected because Saudi Arabia ‘would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal’
- Jim allegedly said: ‘Of course, the [Biden] name didn’t hurt’ as wife Sara said that Joe and his brother ‘told each other everything’
President Biden’s brother was hired to engage in secret negotiations with the Saudi government on behalf of a US construction company because of his relationship with the then vice president, legal documents claim.
Jim Biden was selected because Saudi Arabia ‘would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal,’ bombshell affidavits obtained by DailyMail.com allege.
Joe’s younger brother Jim, 73, was at the center of a $140million settlement negotiation between Hill International and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2012.
According to the documents, Jim told a former senior US Treasury official working as a private investigator that he was hired to negotiate with the Saudis ‘because of his position and relationship’ to VP Joe Biden – who led delegations to Saudi Arabia at the time.
Affidavits claim Joe’ Biden’s younger brother Jim, 73, was at the center of a $140m settlement between a US construction company and Saudi Arabia in 2012
A February 2011 contract obtained by DailyMail.com shows Hill International hired three law firms, R.L. Walker & Co., Lankford & Reed, and Poblete Tamargo, to help rake back $140m from the Saudis
In an affidavit the former Treasury official, Thomas Sullivan, described his sit-down interview with Jim Biden about being hired to negotiate with the Saudis.
Sullivan claimed the President’s brother told him: ‘Of course, the [Biden] name didn’t hurt’, and Jim’s wife Sara, who was present, allegedly said that Joe and his brother ‘told each other everything.’
‘[Biden] stated that he was often sent to meetings to represent Hill because ‘of course, the name didn’t hurt,’ and he was the former Vice-President’s brother, or words to that effect. He repeated this statement at least twice during the interview.
‘I asked specifically if he had attended a meeting with the Saudi Ministry of Trade in mid-February 2012 to receive the final payment for the work Hill had performed. He answered that, to the best of his memory, he had been at such a meeting, and that the reason he had attended was “because of his position and relationship” with his brother.’
Jim Biden’s role in the Saudi negotiation emerged after a spat between the US construction firm Hill and their erstwhile lawyers over a payout from the Saudis.
In a May 2022 affidavit, Lankford & Reed partner V. Thomas Lankford (pictured) described the deal
The Saudi government owed Hill $140million for their work building desalination plants in the Middle Eastern kingdom dating back to the 1980s.
A February 2011 contract obtained by DailyMail.com shows Hill hired three law firms, R.L. Walker & Co., Lankford & Reed, and Poblete Tamargo, to help rake back the money.
For years their negotiations were part of the ‘Special Claims Process’, a US government program to settle the kingdom’s unpaid debts to American firms.
But Lankford & Reed claims Hill also hired Jim around 2011 to fix a back-door settlement for $100million, and failed to pay the lawyers their 40% cut after years of working on the case.
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