Hunter Biden's laptop under GOP investigation
Hunter Biden's computer contains a "treasure trove" of incriminating evidence, says California Republican Darrell Issa.
California Republican Darrell Issa said as cited by Fox News, on Sunday, that his party has Hunter Biden's laptop and is poring over the "treasure trove" of data contained within it.
Meanwhile, Republican leaders are already planning to investigate the contents of the device – which the White House initially dismissed as "Russian disinformation".
"It's got to be traced all the way back to the big guy," Issa said, referring to an email from the laptop that described a business deal in China in which "the big guy," presumably referring to Joe Biden, would stand to gain 10%.
“We’re going to need a special prosecutor, but in the meantime, we’re investigating it,” he stressed.
“We have the laptop, and the laptop is a treasure trove of obviousness,” he added.
Hunter Biden’s laptop.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 18, 2022
It’s about to be released.
The contents are one horror after another.
But what bothers me maybe even more are all the people that covered it up and are ok with it all.
How could you do that?
How could anyone do that?
The computer, according to Issa, contains evidence of direct communication between Joe and Hunter Biden while the former was vice president, evidence that Joe Biden was making "sure his business deals went forward," including in Russia and China, and evidence of Hunter's drug use, which could have made the VP's son vulnerable to blackmail by foreign intelligence agencies.
Joe Biden has denied communicating with his son about his overseas business ventures on numerous occasions.
The contents of the laptop were first reported on by the New York Post ahead of the 2020 US presidential election and were dismissed at the time by the Biden campaign, as well as a number of US intelligence figures and media outlets, as part of a "Russian disinformation" operation aimed at re-electing Donald Trump. Major social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, have prohibited the sharing of laptop-based reports.
Please remember that the American security agencies, Big Tech and the Mainstream Media changed the course of history by burying the Hunter Biden laptop story in the run up to the last US election.— Jimmy Salford (@1Fubar) April 18, 2022
The authenticity of the laptop, which Hunter allegedly abandoned in a Delaware repair shop, has since been independently verified, and the New York Times and Washington Post now acknowledge that its contents are genuine.
Hunter Biden's involvement in foreign ventures
Emails from the laptop detail Hunter Biden's involvement in a number of foreign business ventures, including a highly compensated stint on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm, multimillion-dollar deals in China that hinged on him introducing partners to his father, and an alleged scheme to arrange funding for a Pentagon contractor to study hazardous biological agents in Ukraine. Photographs allegedly obtained from Hunter's laptop also reveal his sexual proclivities and drug abuse.
The Department of Justice is currently investigating Hunter's international dealings, with a focus on the Biden family's ties to Chinese energy executives. Republicans, on the other hand, want to go even further.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (New York), chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, promised earlier this month that if the GOP retakes the House in November's midterm elections, "we will serve as a check on the failed Biden administration, and that starts with subpoenaing Hunter Biden."
“The House Oversight Committee is going to be all over Hunter Biden,” Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) told Politico. “We’re going to focus on Hunter Biden, not for political reasons, but because we feel he’s a national security threat.”
Hunter Biden’s criminal history
Hunter Biden has a long history of crime. In late 2020, Biden was subjected to federal investigation for "tax affairs" related to business dealings in Ukraine and China, and Fox News reported that he had failed to report $400,000 in income from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
The announcement was preceded by a scandal in October 2020, when the New York Times published an article about two emails that the 52-year-old had supposedly received from a top Burisma executive while serving on the company's board of directors.
Burisma Board Advisor Vadym Pozharskyi allegedly asked Hunter Biden to "use [his] influence" to help the Ukrainian company gain political support in a May 2014 email, while Pozharskyi thanked the younger Biden for setting up a meeting with his father, then-US Vice President Joe Biden, in an April 2015 email.
Emails recovered from Hunter's abandoned laptop show that he played a major role in the acquisition of millions of dollars in funding for Metabiota, a Department of Defense contractor specializing in research on pandemic-causing diseases that could be used as bioweapons.