Joe Biden – Who Helped His Granddaughter With UPenn – Wants To Crack Down On ‘Privilege’ In Education
After the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in the college admissions process, Democrats have been ranting over rich kids benefiting from family connections to get into Ivy League schools.
Most recently, President Joe Biden said that his administration would direct the Department of Education to crack down on how “practices like legacy admissions … expand privilege instead of opportunity.”
And of course, just like the IRS loophole the Bidens used to dodge $500k in taxes, and his son’s appointment to the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma (“because of his name“), Joe Biden is a hypocrite on this issue as well.
As the Washington Free Beacon reports, Hunter Biden had his daddy helped get his daughter into the University of Pennsylvania.
Text messages and emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, show how Joe and Hunter Biden worked behind the scenes to get a subpar family member into one of the most selective schools in the country.
Maisy Biden’s college admissions process could raise a number of uncomfortable questions for the president. The saga highlights exactly the kind of “legacy admissions” Biden has slammed. The story also highlights the Biden family’s occasionally shady dealings with the University of Pennsylvania just as congressional Republicans are probing alleged ethical misconduct by both Joe and Hunter Biden. -Free Beacon
“I applied early decision to Penn today!!” Maisy Biden texted Hunter on October 31 of 2018. Then, two days later, Maisy asked papa Hunter for an update on her application.
In the ensuing months, Hunter and Joe Biden embarked on a monumental effort to get Maisy into the college which accepts just 5.9% of those who apply – taking their case to the University of Pennsylvania president, Amy Gutmann.
Of note, the Bidens had cultivated a close relationship with Gutmann prior to the ask. In 2013, Gutmann awarded Joe Biden an honorary doctor of laws degree, and has called Biden “one of our nation’s foremost statesmen.”
On Dec. 13, 2018, Joe texted Hunter to let him know that he was “going to try to see [University of Pennsylvania] Pres GUTMANN tomorrow.”
Two days later, Joe said he “had a great talk with Guttman [sic].“
“Maisy still in the game for regular acceptance. But must do well in class this period. It’s real,” Joe wrote Hunter on December 15, adding “We should talk about tutors etc starting tomorrow.”
The next day, December 16, Hunter told his daughter the good news – she was provisionally in if she coudl get her grades up in her senior year. Hunter also suggested she explore playing lacrosse at Penn.
“I also think it would help if you had lax coach talk to their lax coach,” wrote the First Crackhead. “Bottom line is that Guttman [sic] made clear that in order for her to explain the 11th grade you had to show improvement in 12th,” Hunter wrote. “Which is something I think we would have all liked to know form [sic] the start, but in fairness we were much later in the app process than usual and made it look like we weren’t 100% about Penn.“
In March of 2019, Joe texted Hunter to let him know that he asked UPenn’s Dean of Admissions about Maisy’s application. Joe told Hunter that Gutmann would call him directly to let him know if Maisy had gotten in.
“If I hear before 1pm on [March 29, 2019] I’ll call immediately so you can call Maisy,” said Joe. “Let me know if there’s anything I can do on anything.”
And just like that, Maisy Biden – whose grades needed improvement, got into the very hard-to-get-into UPenn after Hunter and Joe staged an influence campaign.
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