Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Biden & His Alleged Laptop
Twenty days before the 2020 election the New York Post published an article which claims Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden dropped off for repair and never picked up a laptop, which contained, among other things, an April, 2015 email from an advisor to the board of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma which reads “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.” A copy of the laptop’s hard drive ended up in the hands of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Biden, who has never worked in the energy sector in his life and in 2014 became a board member of Burisma, a company in an economic sector and country notorious for their corruption, apparently never responded to this email, at least by email. However, considering Hunter Biden’s well-known history of substance abuse issues and his unwise and unseemly decision to join the board of Burisma, the story rings true.
That said, there’s really no “there” here. The email could just as easily be from a contact of Hunter Biden’s who heard what he wanted to hear during a conversation solely with the younger Biden, and at most Hunter was just telling the gentleman what he wanted to hear for any different set of reasons. Will this email scandal be a repeat of the FBI’s 2016 discovery of 100s of 1000s of Hillary Clinton emails on devices owned by Anthony Weiner, who at that time was married to a top Clinton aide and being investigated for lewd communications with an underage girl? In his memoir, another (and now former) Trump lawyer Michael Cohen claims Comey’s October 2016 revelation of the existence of those emails had an even bigger impact on the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election (based on the Trump campaign’s internal polling data) than was commonly understood at the time.
Joe Biden should’ve threatened to disown or at least publicly disavow his son for making a such a boneheaded move as joining a corrupt Ukrainian energy company to cash in on the Biden family name (and the elder Biden’s inability to rein in his wayward son raises questions about the 78-year-old’s ability to resist being influenced by others), but if this scandal has the same impact on the 2020 election as the Clinton email controversy had on the 2016 election, it won’t be a justified impact.