The New York Post reported Wednesday on the discovery of a string of emails between Hunter Biden, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s son, and international holdings company Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi discussing Hunter’s foreign dealings and political influence.
The emails were discovered after a water-damaged MacBook Pro laptop with a “Beau Biden Foundation” sticker was turned into a repair shop but was mysteriously “never paid for…or retrieved” despite repeated contact from the owner.
In addition to the incriminating emails, other material extracted from the computer included “a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who’s admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images” and some family photos depicting Joe, Hunter, and children.
While a Delaware federal subpoena shows that the FBI obtained both the computer and the hard drive in December as part of an investigation, the shop owner also says that he made his own copy and delivered it to Robert Costello, Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s former lawyer.
The Post, which obtained the hard drive copy from Giuliani, also reports that former adviser to President Trump Steve Bannon alerted them of the hard drive’s existence in September.
Despite Joe’s claims that he has “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Pozharskyi thanked Hunter in an email for introducing him to Joe. He also asks if Hunter can squeeze in another meeting before Pozharskyi was catching a flight out of the country.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email states.
It was shortly after this email exchange that Joe, vice president at the time, forced Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin over potential corruption “by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev.”
“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018.
“Well, son of a b—–. He got fired.”
It is reported that before he was fired, Shokin was going to investigate Burisma and its board members such as Hunter.
Hunter’s dealings, as revealed in a Senate report, show “potentially criminal overseas business activity” which “chronicles the Biden family’s conflicts of interest abroad.”
While the Senate report demonstrated that the owner of Burisma “paid a $7 million bribe to the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office to close an investigation seven months following Hunter Biden’s addition to its leadership,” the FBI is “refusing to provide answers to a congressional inquiry” about these activities.
One such example of this activity occurred in 2014 when Pozharskyi emailed the newly-instated Burisma board member Hunter and another board member Devon Archer asking them to “use your inﬂuence” and political connections to defend the company.
“Who is ultimately behind these attacks on the company? Who in the current interim government could put an end to such attacks?” Hunter asked.
More emails from 2014 show Pozharskyi reaching out to Archer who forwards the messages to Hunter explaining the economic effects of some newly proposed Ukrainian legislation on the gas industry. Pozharskyi clearly stated that his concerns would also be voiced to “the State Department’s newly appointed special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs” Amos Hochstein.
Hochstein, who joined the Naftogaz Group, Ukraine’s state-owned energy company, in 2017 resigned from his position on Monday.
“The company has been forced to spend endless amounts of time combating political pressure and efforts by oligarchs to enrich themselves through questionable transactions,” Hochstein wrote in an op-ed published by the Kyiv Post.
The Washington Post, which has yet to cover the story, publicly released their “policy regarding hacked or leaked material during the final weeks of an election season” on Wednesday, shortly after it was published by the New York Post.
Here's The Washington Post policy regarding hacked or leaked material during the final weeks of an election season. Be carefull what is in your social media feeds. pic.twitter.com/arXVH15o6q
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 14, 2020
It is worth noting that the WaPo had no problems publishing stories based on leaked documents before, such as the Steele Dossier that drove the Russian hoax paraded by Democrats and the media.
A strict policy: Never believe or pass on news from sketchy sources. Never. Unless it's a secret recording of the President. Or the First Lady. Or the National Security Adviser. Or tax returns. Or a dossier. Or a pee tape. Or head-of-state call transcripts. Or…
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 14, 2020