Joe Biden has claimed that he had “never spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings,” and new emails prove that claim to be false.
Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma less than a year before then-Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor who was investigating the company, emails leaked to the New York Post have revealed.
The Post reported:
The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.
“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 reads.
An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.
The blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnenay commented on the bombshell revelation:
🚨🚨 BOMBSHELL 🚨 🚨
Hunter introduced Joe Biden to a top executive at the Ukrainian energy firm he received $50K/month from!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 14, 2020
Fox News reported about some explicit material that was obtained from the computer:
Other material extracted from the computer includes 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.
The customer who brought in the water-damaged MacBook Pro for repair never paid for the service or retrieved it or a hard drive on which its contents were stored, according to the shop owner, who said he tried repeatedly to contact the client.
The shop owner couldn’t positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware attorney general.
— Mike 🇺🇸 (@isentropicMike) October 14, 2020
Lol, this is too much …
Ladies and gentlemen, Burisma Executive, Hunter Biden pic.twitter.com/StjtYXpEqs
— Nano +++ (@magninano) October 14, 2020
Joe Biden famously bragged about the firing of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin which he said he pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to do by threatening to withhold a $1 Billion loan guarantee during a trip in 2015.
The emails reveal that the meeting between the company executive and Biden occurred less than eight months before Biden applied the pressure.
Biden famously bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018, “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.”
An email dated May 12, 2014 — shortly after Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board — highlights Pozharskyi attempting to get him to use his political leverage to help Burisma.
The shop owner reportedly alerted the FBI about the laptop and its contents but before doing so he made a copy which he turned over to the attorney for Rudy Giuliani, Robert Costello.
Giuliani provided The Post with a copy of the hard drive on Sunday after former Trump adviser Steve Bannon alerted the post about its existence in September.
UPDATE: It appears Facebook is trying to bury the story:
This is outrageous. A Facebook exec whose bio notes his Democratic connections says the platform is trying to bury a @nypost story. I imagine it’s about Joe Biden meeting a Burisma official after his son got a high-paying gig there or a related revelation. (h/t @ToryAnarchist) https://t.co/qieCENx6Ef
— Kelly Jane Torrance (@KJTorrance) October 14, 2020