Newly disclosed emails show that former Vice President Joe Biden, now the current Democrat nominee for President, allegedly met with a top executive at Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company where his son, Hunter Biden, was working.
The information was retrieved from a laptop dropped off at a repair shop in Delaware, the hard drive revealing sordid details about the younger Biden’s associations with Ukrainian interests. The individual who brought the laptop into the store never paid for services and never came back to retrieve the device.
The New York Post, which received a copy of the hard drive on Sunday, 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 e-mail reads.
An earlier e-mail 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 revelations came after Biden repeatedly denied discussing his overseas business dealings with his son Hunter Biden. Fox News host, Tucker Carlson released an image last year of Joe Biden and his son Hunter playing golf with Devon Archer, his son’s business partner, who also served on Burisma’s board.
Biden, who was labeled by Republicans as “Quid Pro Joe,” lost his temper with a Fox News reporter last September over the issue.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden claimed. “I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader. You should be looking at Trump.” Joe Biden’s claims about never speaking to his son about his overseas business dealings was contradicted by his son Hunter, who reportedly said in an interview that they did speak about business once.
The Post reports that several months after the former Vice President allegedly met with the Ukrainian energy executive, he “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 boasted during a conference in 2018, which was shared by The White House account on Facebook. “Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”