“Hunter Biden’s laptop is a disaster for the entire Biden family, but especially for his father, Joe. It is now a proven fact, and cannot be denied, that all of that info is the REAL DEAL,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“Joe Biden is a corrupt politician, and everybody knows it. Now you have the proof, perhaps like never was had before on a major politician,” Trump added. “Laptop plus. This is the second biggest political scandal in our history!”
The emails that Trump was referring to were those that were first revealed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to the New York Post last week. According to Giuliani, the emails came from a laptop repairman who found them in a hard drive belonging to a laptop that Hunter Biden failed to claim. Said repairman later gave the laptop’s hard drive, emails and all, to the former mayor’s lawyer, Robert Costello.
According to the Post’s story, emails from May 2014 show how Hunter Biden was asked by Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser for Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, to use his influence as the then-vice president’s son to help stop “politically motivated actions.”
“We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc .to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” Pozharskyi wrote in an email.
Further correspondence in the exchange included asking about who in the interim government could end these actions.
The exchange itself came on the same day that Burisima announced that it had expanded its board of directors to add Hunter Biden. The latter was supposedly put in charge of a legal unit meant to “provide support for the Company among international organizations.”
However, multiple reports claim that Hunter Biden had actually been part of the board since April of 2014, a month before Burisima made the announcement.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, however, claims that “At no time was Hunter in charge of the company’s legal affairs.”
Further exchanges confirm that Hunter Biden was able to get his father involved. These emails show how the then-vice president pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to get rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shoken by threatening to withhold up a $1 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. in 2015.
According to Shokin, at the time of his firing, he had made plans to investigate Burisima. These would have included investigations into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.
Even before the emails came out, Joe Biden has constantly denied that he’s spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings. He’s also repeatedly denied any conflict of interest or wrongdoing by either him or his son involving Burisima.
In February, Biden got noticeably irritated during an appearance in NBC’s “Today” show where co-host Savannah Guthrie asked him whether it was ““wrong for [Hunter] to take that position, knowing that it was really because that company wanted access to you.”
“Well, that’s not true,” Biden replied. “You’re saying things you do not know what you’re talking about.”
Prior to this, he had lashed out at a Democratic primary town hall event in Iowa, where a man accused him of sending Hunter to Ukraine to get a job at Burisima “in order to get access to the president.”
A fuming Biden accused the man of lying and even berated him and called him “fat,” challenging him to “do push-ups together, man.”
As for the most recent reveals, Biden’s campaign has not yet made any comments. Meanwhile, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George R. Mesires, has instead attacked Giuliani, saying that the former NYC mayor was “pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence.”
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