“A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden.
- The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, “10 held by H for the big guy?” Politico’s Ben Schreckinger reports in his new book, “The Bidens.”
- The Post’s report on Biden’s laptop set off a media firestorm last October as it shed light on the younger Biden’s overseas business dealings in Ukraine and China and revealed how he traded on his powerful name. One email appeared to show Hunter Biden introducing his father, now President Joe Biden, to a top executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where his son collected a large salary as a board member.
- Biden’s campaign denied the Post’s initial report, which Politico appears to have confirmed, that he met with a Burisma representative in 2015.
- It didn’t end with the media last year in trying to put down the story. Twitter blocked the New York Post’s Twitter account and wouldn’t allow sharing of the article, saying it violated its rules on “hacked materials,” and Facebook also limited sharing of the piece.