Sources have told Fox News that 'the big guy' is a
reference to the former vice president.
One of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly
involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which
appear to outline a payout for former
Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.
One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a discussion of “remuneration packages” for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Hunter Biden as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
The email includes a note that “Hunter has some office
expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split references “20” for
“H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?” with no further details. Fox News
spoke to one of the people who was copied on the email, who confirmed its authenticity.
Sources told Fox News that "the big guy"
is a reference to the former vice president. The New York Post initially
published the emails and other controversial messages that Fox News has also
The Bidens' relationship with Ukraine came under special
attention last year as House Democrats pursued an impeachment inquiry
surrounding President Trump's now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraine's
president. In it, Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelensky to
investigate the former vice president, who was suspected of abusing his
authority to pressure the government into firing its
Another email from May of 2014 shows Vadym
Pozharskyi, an adviser to Burisma's board, allegedly shows him asking for the
younger Biden's advice on how to stop "politically motivated
“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," it reads. And less than a year later, a
purported email from Pozharskyi shows him thanking Hunter Biden for an
invitation to meet his father.
Biden's campaign has denied wrongdoing and
claimed that the former vice president's schedule showed no meeting taking
place, though Politico later clarified that the campaign wouldn't rule out
the possibility that the former vice president had an informal interaction with
Pozharskyi. The campaign also said it has released the
former vice president’s tax documents and returns, which do not
reflect any involvement with Chinese investments.
Politico later clarified that the campaign wouldn't rule
out the possibility that the former vice president had an informal interaction
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates also said:
"Investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two
Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as 'not legitimate' and
political by a GOP colleague have all reached the same conclusion: that Joe
Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no
wrongdoing. Trump administration officials have attested to these facts under
Fox News' Brooke Singman and Thomas Barrabi
contributed to this report.
DO WE KNOW THE HUNTER/JOE BIDEN DOCUMENTS ARE REAL?
HINDERAKER | Powerline
The New York Post’s series of exposes, based on a hard
drive that Hunter Biden left with a repair shop and never reclaimed, have
thrown a joker into the deck of the presidential election. Of course, the issue
isn’t Hunter–a sad, drug-addled case–but rather the light that the documents
shed on the corrupt career of Joe Biden.
The Post’s documents show a level of corruption that is
remarkable even by Swamp standards–for example, Joe Biden proposing to take
equity in a Chinese company secretly, through a 10 percent stake held on his
behalf by Hunter. But how do we know that they are genuine?
First, because Biden hasn’t denied that the hard drive
belonged to Hunter, and the documents contained thereon are real. His calling
the Post’s stories a “smear” was a non-denial denial.
Second, because there is a witness. The Democrats have to
be careful, because there is a real, live repair shop owner who is ready to
explain what happened and to vouch for the integrity of the hard drive. I think
this is largely why Biden et al. have gone to ground rather than seriously
contest the corruption to which Hunter’s files testify.
Rudy Giuliani explains the provenance of the Hunter Biden hard drive:
“The way I came to have this was my lawyer
was contacted by this gentleman who owns this store that fixes hard drives.
Hunter Biden had come into the store probably a year ago, turned over three
devices. The guy couldn’t fix one, fixed the other immediately and had to keep
the hard drive,” Giuliani explained. “Hunter Biden came back in two days and
brought him some kind of keyboard that would help and within a fairly short
period of time he had it fixed. He started calling Biden to pick it up.
Couldn’t get any answer, any response, didn’t get paid.”
“For some reason Hunter Biden never showed
up. One of the reasons may be, the gentleman says, Hunter Biden was so drunk
that he had a little trouble even getting his name out. And since I’ve now
looked at the hard drive I find that to be very credible because – and this may
be an exaggeration – but he looks like he’s high on crack every other day for
the last five or six years.”
According to Giuliani, the computer store owner made four copies of the hard drive but turned the original over to the FBI. He gave two copies to his friends in case he was killed. He waited four or five months before he sent letters to various Republicans asking if they would be interested in the data.
“We were the first to respond, or the only
ones to respond,” the president’s personal attorney explained.
Giuliani’s attorney, Bob Costello, met up with
the store owner and spent about a week reviewing the information it contained
to make sure it was legal to release. The contract Hunter Biden signed said
that if the computer wasn’t picked up in 90 days it would be considered
abandoned and the owner would obtain possession.
The information, however, wasn’t validated
until Giuliani received a copy and reviewed the information. Based on dates and
information from a confidential informant, Giuliani was able to validate it
was, in fact, Hunter’s computer.
More details at the link. One wonders, why hasn’t the FBI
done anything, given that it has had Hunter’s hard drive for ten months?
Based on what’s known, Giuliani stated Hunter
Biden should be in prison for failing to register as a foreign agent, which is
what Paul Manafort went to jail for.
Good point! Did Hunter register as a foreign agent?
Giuliani says that he didn’t. Is that still a crime, or was it a one-time-only
expedient to be used against associates of President Trump?
Joe Biden is perhaps the ultimate swamp creature. What we
know about his corruption is plenty bad enough, but my guess is that what has
come to light is only the tip of the iceberg.
I should add that Joe Biden is now facing questions over his business dealings
with an oligarch in Kazakhstan.
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