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Hunter Biden's emails, let's talk about it

 
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 08:25 pm
Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad

Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

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.

The computer was dropped off at a repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store’s owner.

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.

Photos of a Delaware federal subpoena given to The Post show that both the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after the shop’s owner says he alerted the feds to their existence.

A federal subpoena showing the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI
But 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.

Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then-vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin 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 infamously bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018.

“Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

Shokin has said that at the time of his firing, in March 2016, 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.”

Joe Biden has insisted that the US wanted Shokin removed over corruption concerns, which were shared by the European Union

Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

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.

The computer was dropped off at a repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store’s owner.

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.

Photos of a Delaware federal subpoena given to The Post show that both the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after the shop’s owner says he alerted the feds to their existence.

A federal subpoena showing the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI
But 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.

Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then-vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin 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 infamously bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018.

“Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

Shokin has said that at the time of his firing, in March 2016, 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.”

Joe Biden has insisted that the US wanted Shokin removed over corruption concerns, which were shared by the European Union.

Meanwhile, an email dated May 12, 2014 — shortly after Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board — shows Pozharskyi attempting to get him to use his political leverage to help the company.

The message had the subject line “urgent issue” and was also sent to Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, who also sat on the Burisma board at the time.

Pozharskyi said that “the representatives of new authorities in power tend to quite aggressively approach N. Z. unofficially with the aim to obtain cash from him.”

N.Z. isn’t identified in the email but appears to be a reference to Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky, whose first name is a Ukrainian version of “Nicholas.”

When the alleged shakedown failed, “they proceeded with concrete actions” in the form of “one or more pretrial proceedings,” Pozharskyi wrote.

“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,” he added.

Hunter Biden responded by saying he was with Archer in Doha, Qatar, and asked for more information about “the formal (if any) accusations being made against Burisma.”

“Who is ultimately behind these attacks on the company? Who in the current interim government could put an end to such attacks?” he added.

The exchange came the same day that Burisma announced it had expanded its board of directors by adding Hunter Biden, who was put in charge of its “legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations,” according to a news release that’s since been scrubbed from Burisma’s website.

Hunter Biden actually joined the board in April 2014, according to multiple reports.

His lawyer said last year that Hunter was “not a member of the management team,” adding, “At no time was Hunter in charge of the company’s legal affairs.”

About four months after Hunter Biden’s correspondence with Pozharskyi, Archer forwarded Hunter Biden an email chain with the subject line “tax raise impact on Burisma production,” which included Pozharskyi saying that the Ukrainian cabinet had submitted new tax legislation to the country’s parliament.

“If enacted, this law would kill the entire private gas production sector in the bud,” Pozharskyi wrote.

In the Sept. 24, 2014, email, Pozharskyi also said he was “going to share this information with the US embassy here in Kyiv, as well as the office of Mr Amos Hochstein in the States.”

At the time, Hochstein was the State Department’s newly appointed special envoy and coordinator for international energy ­affairs.

In December 2017, the Naftogaz Group, Ukraine’s state-owned energy company, announced that Hochstein had joined the company as an independent director, but on Monday he announced his ­resignation.

“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.

n addition to denying that’s he’s spoken to Hunter Biden about his overseas business dealings, Joe Biden has repeatedly denied any conflict of interest or wrongdoing by either of them involving ­Burisma.

Last February, he got testy during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show when co-host Savannah Guthrie questioned 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. You’re saying things you do not know what you’re talking about,” the elder Biden responded.

Last December, Joe Biden also lashed out during a Democratic primary town hall event in Iowa, where a man accused him of sending Hunter to Ukraine “to get a job and work for a gas company, he had no experience with gas or nothing, in order to get access to . . . the president.”

“You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true and no one has ever said that,” Biden fumed.

Biden then continued berating the man as he stepped forward, called the man “fat” and challenged him to “do push-ups together, man.”

The FBI referred questions about its seizure of the laptop and hard drive to the Delaware US Attorney’s Office, where a spokesperson said, “My office can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.”

Hunter Biden’s lawyer refused to comment on the specifics but instead attacked Giuliani.

“He has been pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence,” the lawyer, George R. Mesires, said of Giuliani.

Pozharskyi and the Joe Biden campaign did not return requests for comment. Hochstein could not be reached.

https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/
 
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:01 pm
A) Old "news"

B) So? Care to elaborate or are you only posting lengthy pieces from
rightwing rags these days?

C) Have you thought about looking at Reader's Digest? They're known
for an ability to condense entire books. Perhaps you can learn such a
skill.

D).Have you watched the Russian miniseries Epidemiya? (English title
To The Lake) An interesting story about a government's mishandling of a deadly plague?


FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:11 pm
@Sturgis,
So you condone Biden's behavior.

Good to know.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:18 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
What is it that you think he has done?

FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:23 pm
@Sturgis,
I guess you don't find anything wrong with taking boat loads of cash in exchange for favors from the American vice president?

Makes sense, leftists have no idea what morality is.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:33 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
A) there were no boats involved

B)cash and a zillion other things in exchange for all types of favors, is actually a rightwing requirement for party enrolment

C) as I keep repeating, of the many things that I am, a leftist is not on the list

D) morality? Yes, I know well what that is. Your cretin in The White House, does not.
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:35 pm
@Sturgis,
Quote:
What is it that you think he has done?


Please write me a lengthy explanation of why you believe that it's OK for the vice president of the United States to take money from a foreign entity in exchange for favors.

If not, then you are admitting that you condone that behavior.
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:37 pm
@Sturgis,
Quote:
things that I am, a leftist is not on the list


False. You admire and encourage evil.
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:49 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
Quote:
Please write me a lengthy explanation of why you believe that it's OK for the vice president of the United States to take money from a foreign entity in exchange for favors.


I want at least 1,500 words.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2020 09:49 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
When? Where?

By all means, direct me to where these alleged occurrences are located.
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hightor
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 03:26 am
Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad

Nope. The desperation in the Trump machine is there for all to see.

The New York Post inadvertently revealed the original source of its dubious Hunter Biden story

Quote:
The New York Post sent shockwaves through the political sphere Wednesday when it published a dubious story purporting to show a "smoking-gun email" detailing Hunter Biden's communications with a Ukrainian official about meeting with his father, Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee.

The story immediately caught fire in conservative circles, with allies of President Donald Trump pointing to it as incontrovertible proof that the Bidens were in cahoots with the Ukrainian government. Many also said it showed that the former vice president used his official government role to shut down an investigation targeting Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural-gas company whose board Hunter Biden served on until April 2019.

There were a number of red flags and loopholes in the story that raised questions about its authenticity and sourcing, and it gained little traction among more reputable sources.

The report said that in April 2019, an unidentified person dropped off a water-damaged MacBook Pro that contained the alleged emails and other compromising material about Hunter Biden at an unidentified repair shop in Delaware, which is the Biden family's home state. The report cited the repair shop's owner as providing that information but did not give details on his identity.The article contained a number of red flags that raised questions about its authenticity and sourcing as soon as it was published, and it gained little traction among more reputable outlets.

However, two photos published in the Post's story seem to point to a specific business in the Trolley Square neighborhood of Wilmington, Delaware.

The photos, which appeared in a related slideshow, depict the first and third pages of a subpoena seeking a MacBook laptop and an external hard drive. The metadata of both photos shows they were taken at, or very close to, a local establishment called The Mac Shop.

The owner of the repair shop wasn't sure the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden but said the machine had a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation on it, according to the report.

The Post said the person who dropped off the water-damaged laptop "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's owner then contacted federal authorities about the laptop and hard drive, and he turned over the hardware in December after being served with a subpoena, the story said. Before turning them over, however, the Post said the shop owner made a copy of the hard drive and gave it to a lawyer representing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The Post said it learned of the alleged emails after Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and Trump campaign CEO, alerted the outlet of their existence late last month, and Giuliani gave Post reporters the hard drive on Sunday.

The article included a photo of the federal-court subpoena showing that the FBI seized the computer and hard drive in December. It's unclear why the bureau subpoenaed or seized the hardware after the repair shop's owner voluntarily told authorities of its existence.

But the first photo in the Post story, depicting the cover page of the subpoena, offers additional clues. If you look closely, you'll notice the faint outlines of handwriting, between and behind the printed text, that seem to suggest something was written on the reverse side of the page. This would make sense, as the blank subpoena — Form AO 110 — contains a second page to be filled out by the agent who serves it.

Reversing the image of the first page, and superimposing it on a blank version of the subpoena's second page, clearly shows that the placement of the faint handwriting lines up with the placement of the various fields and design elements of the second page. The same handwriting indicates that the subpoena was served to a person or entity with four relatively short names, the third and fourth of which appear to begin with a capital "M" and a capital "I." The owner of The Mac Shop appears to be a man named John Paul Mac Isaac.

Isaac later confirmed he was the source of the Post story in an interview with several reporters who tracked him down at his shop. His social-media posts suggest he is an avid supporter of Trump, and he described the president's impeachment as a "sham" in the interview, according to The Daily Beast. Isaac also cited the debunked right-wing conspiracy theory about the killing of the Democratic staffer Seth Rich.

More importantly, The Daily Beast report said Isaac couldn't seem to get his facts straight when laying out the timeline of how the laptop arrived at his shop and when it disappeared.

"Throughout the entire interview, Isaac switched back and forth from saying he reached out to law enforcement after viewing the files in the laptop to saying that it was actually the Federal Bureau of Investigation that reached out to him," the report said. "At one point, Isaac claimed that he was emailing someone from the FBI about the laptop. At another point he claimed a special agent from the Baltimore office had contacted him after he alerted the FBI to the device's existence. At another point, he said the FBI reached out to him for 'help accessing his drive.'"

This analysis also suggests the subpoena was served by an FBI agent based out of the bureau's satellite office in downtown Wilmington. The name of the agent, though not 100% legible, appears to be "Joshua Wilson." Over the past decade, a number of news outlets have quoted or described an FBI agent with the same name.

Last year, The Star-Ledger newspaper described him as "an FBI agent based in New Jersey who has spent nearly five years working full time on child pornography." In 2012, the same Joshua Wilson signed a criminal complaint that charged a New Jersey man with collecting and distributing child pornography. The signature on that complaint clearly matches the unreversed signature on the subpoena published by the New York Post.

It's unclear whether the FBI employs more than one agent named Joshua Wilson. But the available evidence seems to show the Joshua Wilson who signed the subpoena for Hunter Biden's laptop and the Joshua Wilson who investigates child pornography for the FBI are the same person. This raises the possibility, not explored by the Post, that the FBI issued the subpoena for reasons unrelated to Hunter Biden's role in Ukraine and Burisma.

However, Isaac told reporters on Wednesday he "did not see child pornography" on the laptop that the Post reported was dropped off at his shop, raising additional questions about why the subpoena came from an FBI agent who specializes in investigating the matter.

Isaac did not respond to multiple phone calls and text messages seeking comment. The FBI also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

b.i.
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 04:27 am
@hightor,
LOL!, so what? This says nothing.
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McGentrix
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 07:59 am
If his name was Hunter Trump it would matter to them. Hypocrites abound on the left. Especially on this site.
hightor
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 08:36 am
@McGentrix,
Quote:
If his name was Hunter Trump it would matter to them.

What would matter to them?
Quote:
Hypocrites abound on the left.

Hypocrites abound across the political spectrum.
Quote:
Especially on this site.

Kind of harsh, isn't it? Sad

So, seriously, why wasn't this information turned over the the Senate panel which released the report saying that there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden?
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 08:37 am
@FreedomEyeLove,
Oh look, sealioning.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 08:58 am
@FreedomEyeLove,
Can someone explain to me in a few simple sentences what is the issue here?

It seems to me that Hunter Biden received a ridiculous amount of money based on who his father was.

This is sleazy... but it falls well below the level of scandalous. Is there more here?
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 09:37 am
Enough is enough. I just refuse to vote for Hunter Biden for president this year.

I've already voted for his father...and dearly hope Joe wins. He will make a MUCH better president than the moron currently holding the office.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 06:58 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Sent it odd that the FBI released political information 2 weeks before the election? I seem to remember this happening in the last election. I wonder what the republican operatives will release 2 days before this election?
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 09:22 pm
@RABEL222,
Quote:
Sent it odd that the FBI released political information 2 weeks before the election?


So you would prefer it if factually accurate news that has not been proven incorrect be held back...but only if it hurts the democrats.

Got it.
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FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2020 09:27 pm
@McGentrix,
Quote:
If his name was Hunter Trump it would matter to them.


It would be front page news 24 hours/day for months on end!

Facebook and twitter purposely censored this important story. Meanwhile, they continue to perpetuate the proven Russia hoax against pres. Trump.

Quote:
Hypocrites abound on the left. Especially on this site.


This country is doomed. The left is very clearly the cause.

 

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