WILMINGTON, DE – An abandoned laptop could become the smoking gun in an alleged FBI investigation into the Biden family.
In a bombshell data dump Wednesday, the New York Post reported that it had obtained email exchanges and pictures that serve as evidence that Hunter Biden introduced his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy company.
The supposed meeting is mentioned in a note of appreciation from a former adviser to the board of Burisma, Vadym Pozharskyi. It is dated April 2015, which is about one year after Hunter joined the same board with a supposed five-figure per month salary.
Exchanges released by the New York Post say:
“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 outlet says an earlier email from Pozharskyi asks Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.
The messages appear to direct contradict Joe Biden’s repeated claims that he never spoke with his son about his overseas work.
The timing also appears to pre-date Joe Biden’s own influence into Ukrainian business.
Less than a year after the meeting, now democratic presidential candidate Biden is accused of pressuring government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma.
Biden admitted to asking Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to get rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. During a December 2015 trip to Kiev, he threatened to withhold a $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees.
In 2018, he explained the move to the Council on Foreign Relations in these words:
“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”
He has since insisted that the powers in Washington D.C. and the European Union wanted the prosecutor fired over corruption concerns.
Since his termination, Shokin has said that at the time it happened, he’d made “specific plans” to investigate Burisma that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
The embattled younger Biden has again recently come into the spotlight during the last Presidential debate when Joe Biden defended his recovery from drug addiction.
Among the information turned up is allegedly a series of pictures and videos documenting his years of hard drug use, including a more than 10 minute video that appears to show Hunter smoking crack while engaging in a sex act.
The New York Post reported that the shocking paper trail starts with a computer dropped off at a repair shop in Delaware in April 2019. It said that the shop owner turned over the hard drive and the computer to the feds in December.
The customer who brought in the damaged computer never returned to pay for service and could not be identified by the store owner.
However, not only the FBI got their hands on the information inside.
Here is how the New York Post said the hard drive data came into its possession:
“Before turning over the gear, the shop owner says, he made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello. Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, told The Post about the existence of the hard drive in late September and Giuliani provided The Post with a copy of it on Sunday.”
The FBI received the hard drive the same week the House impeached President Donald Trump.
The topic of Joe Biden’s Ukrainian tampering was front and center during the proceedings.
Democrats alleged that President Trump had abused his power to attack Biden after he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate allegations involving Hunter Biden. The President said that the request was in the national interest.
It is unclear why the FBI never released these newly uncovered documents, pictures and email chains which appear to support the President’s case.
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Here is more from Law Enforcement Today on Hunter Biden’s controversial business dealings:
October 11, 2020
Fraud and conspiracy: Federal appeals court reinstates conviction of former Hunter Biden business associate
NEW YORK, NY- The New York Post is reporting that a former business associate of Hunter Biden, son of presidential candidate Joe Biden, has had his securities fraud and conspiracy charges reinstated by a federal appeals court.
Devon Archer was convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan, along with two others in 2018. However, U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams later overturned Archer’s verdict.
He ordered a new trial, ruling that evidence did not prove he was aware of the fraud scheme that involved the sale of $60 million in bonds issued to a corporation affiliated with the Oglala Sioux Indian Tribe, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Federal prosecutors appealed Abrams’ decision to the Second Circuit, which issued the decision last Wednesday.
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that Archer, a former partner of Hunter Biden, who served with him on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, “knew at least the general nature and extent of the scheme and intended to bring about its success,” the WSJ reported.
Prosecutors in the case said that proceeds from the scheme were then misused by Archer and others, while attorneys for Archer tried to claim that he had actually lost money on the deal.
Archer’s attorney, Matthew Schwartz, told the WSJ:
“As the experienced federal judge who presided over Mr. Archer’s month-long trial determined, he ‘lacked the requisite intent’ and is thus innocent of the crimes charged.
“Today’s ruling, which second-guesses the judge’s decision without having sat through the evidence and listened to the witnesses, is beyond disappointing.”
Biden’s name was used during the fraud scheme to apparently bolster its legitimacy. However, Biden allegedly wasn’t involved and was not aware of it, an attorney for Biden said last year.
Biden was never accused of being aware of the scheme, the Wall Street Journal reported last October.
The charges stem from a claim stating that the defendants had pushed the tribe to issue $60 million in economic development bonds, but then diverted the funds to their own use.
They took the money that was invested and instead used it to prop up businesses that they owned.
At no time were individuals that purchased the bonds made aware about any potential conflicts of interest “that riddled the transactions,” including investment advisers’ ties to people who had issued the bonds in the first place, the Second Circuit panel wrote.
Starting in 2014, Archer and Biden served on Burisma’s board at the same time Joe Biden oversaw United States foreign policy in Ukraine. Hunter Biden claims his decision to do so was a “mistake,” and his father continues to defend the move, claiming Hunter Biden “did nothing wrong,” according to Politico.
The Wall Street Journal reached out to Hunter Biden’s attorney, as well as a spokesman for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office seeking comment on Thursday, neither of which returned messages.