Another nuke just got dropped on Democrats and the Biden campaign.
Proving what we already know, the New York Post reported that Hunter Biden indeed leveraged his father. Clearly, he used Joe Biden to get more from his crooked deals with Burisma:
Hunter Biden discussed leveraging his connection to his father in a bid to boost his pay from a Ukrainian natural-gas company, according to an e-mail he sent around the time he joined the firm’s corporate board.
In a lengthy memo to his then-business partner, Devon Archer, who already sat on the Burisma board, Biden repeatedly mentioned “my guy” while apparently referring to then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Under President Barack Obama, the elder Biden was the point person for US policy toward Ukraine, and he held a press conference there with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on April 22, 2014.
Hunter Biden’s e-mail to Archer is dated a little more than a week earlier.
“The announcement of my guys [sic] upcoming travels should be characterized as part of our advice and thinking- but what he will say and do is out of our hands,” Hunter Biden wrote on April 13, 2014.
“In other words it could be a really good thing or it could end up creating too great an expectation. We need to temper expectations regarding that visit.”
The graphic provides even more detail about “my guy”.
The New York Post article continues:
The e-mail, labeled from Robert Biden — Hunter’s given first name — is among a trove of messages, documents, photos and videos purportedly recovered from a MacBook Pro laptop that a Delaware computer-shop owner told The Post was brought in for repair in April 2019 and never picked up afterward.
In the e-mail, Hunter Biden wrote to Archer, “We need to ask for long term agreement and across the board participation. This is a huge step for us that could easily become very complicated. And if we are not protected financially regardless of the outcome we could find ourselves frozen out of a lot of current and future opportunities.
“The contract should begin now- not after the upcoming visit of my guy.
“That should include a retainer in the range of 25k p/m w/ additional fees where appropriate for more in depth work to go to BSF for our protection. Complete separate from our respective deals re board participation.”
It’s unclear if Hunter Biden or Archer got any of the $25,000 a month mentioned.
Hunter Biden was reportedly paid as much as $50,000 a month by Burisma before his lawyer has said he “stepped off” the board in April 2019.
That move came amid increasing scrutiny about potential conflicts of interest involving his dad, who announced his candidacy for president that same month.
I will leave the analysis of that part of the email to the experts. But my layman’s take is they are negotiating part of the payoff.
But what surprised me most is this part of the article, where Biden pulls a “Clinton”.
The e-mail to Archer contained 22 bullet points and bore the subject line “Tmrw.”
In No. 22, Hunter Biden told Archer, “Buy a cell phone from a 7/11 or CVS tmrw and ill do the same.”
Hunter Biden instructed his partner to purchase “burner” phones. A little fishy under the circumstances.
The net? Only a fool would not believe that a person with Hunter Biden’s background could get these cushy deals without leveraging his father. Crackheads with Hunter Biden’s repute don’t gain such prominence without the help of somebody extremely powerful. Clearly Joe Biden believed himself to be above the law to pull this stunt.
Let’s see how the media handles this not-so-new news about Hunter Biden. I commented on my radio show and elsewhere that people like Hunter Biden don’t know how to keep secrets. I suspect much more will come from this laptop discovery soon.
President Trump got an October surprise not of his making. But few can argue that Trump is the beneficiary of some amazing turn of events.