RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The New York Times now admits that Hunter Biden’s laptop – falsely labeled “Russian disinformation” – is authentic. The media outlets that spread this lie by former CIA officials never retracted their pre-election falsehoods used by tech giants to censor information about the front-runner in the U.S. presidential election.
A comprehensive report published by The New York Times on the ongoing federal investigation into the tax returns of Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden, confirms the existence of a compromised laptop belonging to the first son.
The laptop’s hard drive contained a wealth of emails, text messages, photos, and financial documents between Hunter Biden, his family, and business associates that revealed how the president’s son used his political influence in his business dealings abroad, particularly in Ukraine at oil and gas company Burisma, the country’s largest private energy company.
In October 2020, The Post reported on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which he left at a repair shop in Delaware in April 2019. The repair shop owner said the computer to the FBI, which seized the device and hard drive.
As part of the investigation into Hunter Biden, the Times reports, federal prosecutors have been examining emails between the president’s son and his former business partners.
The report says some of the correspondence under investigation took place between Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, with whom he sat on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
People familiar with the emails and the investigation confirmed their authenticity to the Times. Archer, who was convicted last month in a fraud case, has “fully cooperated” with the FBI in its investigation of Hunter Biden, The Post reported.
In April 2021, Hunter Biden acknowledged that his hiring on the board of the giant Ukrainian energy company in 2014, when his father was vice president in Barack Obama’s administration, was likely related in “large part” to his name.
“I think they saw my name as gold,” he told the BBC. Biden served on the board from 2014 to 2019, earning more than US$50,000 a month.
Who really owns Burisma? Media around the world have been searching for the answer to this question since 2014 when it became known that Joe Biden’s son had been on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings since April.
In 2013, most of the company’s management changed. Olexander Kharchenko believes that this was due to a change of ownership. Former Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski was also on the company’s board.
The documents attribute the company to Monaco-based Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, but he himself may be just a straw man in a multilayered system of figureheads.
The laptop confirmation included in the Times report also revealed how Hunter Biden paid a tax debt of more than US$1 million a year after he disclosed he was under investigation for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fraud.
The U.S. president’s son has been under investigation for tax evasion since his father was Barack Obama’s vice president. In 2018, however, the investigation was expanded to determine how his international business dealings intersected with the current president’s political career.