Biden associate Eric Schwerin testifies on unpaid work he did for vice president

Eric Schwerin, a longtime business associate of the Biden family, testified to Congress on Tuesday about the free financial services he provided several years ago to then-Vice President Joe Biden, according to sources familiar with the testimony.

Schwerin told lawmakers in a closed-door interview that he performed bookkeeping, bill paying, tax preparation, and other financial tasks for Joe Biden free of charge, despite ethics policies that restrict government officials from accepting professional services as gifts, according to one source.

Schwerin said he had known Joe Biden for a decade at that point and had provided the assistance for the then-vice president as a friend, another source said.

Schwerin’s testimony came as part of the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden over allegations he abused his political influence as vice president to help his family members, and particularly his son
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