President Joe Biden reportedly met with more of his son’s business associates than was previously known, according to new emails from Hunter Biden’s suspected laptop published by the New York Post on Wednesday.
The Bidens, the Post reported, met with Ukrainian, Russian, and Kazakhstani business partners at a D.C. dinner in 2015 arranged by Hunter at one of Georgetown’s most exclusive establishments, Café Milano, “where the world’s most powerful people go,” as the local catchphrase goes.
In one email previously reported last fall by the Post as the first of its series of laptop exposés in the midst of the presidential election, Burisma senior executive Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for the introduction to Hunter’s then-vice president father.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together,” Pozharskyi wrote. At the time, Hunter Biden was raking in upwards of $50,000 a month in excess compensation on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, despite no prior experience in the industry.
The 2015 note contradicted then-candidate Joe Biden’s vehement denials throughout the campaign that he never spoke business with his son, “or with anyone else.” On the campaign trail, Biden even fat-shamed an Iowa voter for bringing up the issue.
New reporting from the New York Post this week, however, revealed new details of the dinner, including those on the guest list, which expanded the scope from Pozharskyi to include prominent businessmen from Russia and Kazakhstan. Hunter’s guest list included Marc Holtzman, who was chairman of Kazakhstan’s largest bank at the time, Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina, and her husband, the former corrupted Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, who is now deceased. Several other unnamed guests were invited for a total of 14.
“It was unclear if everyone on Hunter’s list attended,” the New York Post’s Miranda Devine noted.
Although Baturina was on the list, Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer reportedly wrote, “Yelena doesn’t want to steal Yuri’s Thunder, so she’ll be in town to meet with us but doesn’t want to come to dinner.”
Baturina, according to Senate investigators in a blockbuster report published in September, wired $3.5 million to Hunter Biden’s firm the year prior in a transaction the Treasury Department highlighted as suspicious activity.
Hunter reportedly used his board position on the World Food Program USA as cover for the dinner.
“Ok — the reason for the dinner is ostensibly to discuss food security,” Hunter wrote in one email to Michael Karloutsos, who was the son of the head of the Greek Orthodox Church at the time. “Dad will be there but keep that between us for now.”
The latest trove of emails comes from a purportedly abandoned laptop belonging to Hunter Biden that was left at a Delaware repair shop. Its contents were retrieved by law enforcement and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who handed over its hard drive to the New York Post.
After Democrats and their allies in progressive media and Silicon Valley labeled the laptop a weapon of Russian disinformation, contrary to all the evidence, and subsequently censored it online and dismissed it, Hunter Biden admitted in April that the laptop could “certainly” be his.