Hunter Biden introduced Ukraine gas exec to his VP dad and was asked to 'use his influence', smoking-gun emails claim
14th October 2020

JOE BIDEN was introduced to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm by his son Hunter while he was still Vice President, emails allegedly show.

The Democratic presidential nominee's son's job at oil and gas giant Burisma has been subject to scrutiny amid allegations the appointment was about securing access to his dad's position.

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Explosive emails appear to show that VP Biden met with Burisma exec Vadym Pozharskyi while on a trip to the US, reports the New York Post.

Hunter joined the Burisma board in 2014 on a salary reportedly up to $50,000-a-month, despite having no prior experience.

Emails published The Post reveal Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for introducing him to his dad in a message sent on April 17, 2015.

It 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."

And in another email from May 2014, Pozharskyi asks Hunter for "advice on how you could use your influence" on behalf of Burisma.

Biden had claimed he had "never spoken" to Hunter about his overseas business dealings – something which the emails appear to refute.

The emails come from a trove of files found on a damaged MacBook Pro which had been dropped off at a repair shop in Biden's home state of Delaware.

Sexually explicit pictures were also allegedly found on the laptop, and a video which also reportedly shows Hunter smoking crack while engaged in a sex act.

The 50-year-old has been open about his struggles with addiction.

FBI agents seized the computer and hard drive last December after the shop owner alerted the feds – and he also gave a copy of the files to to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello.

The New York Post reports ex-Trump advisor Steve Bannon alerted the newspaper of the existence of the hard drive, andTrump ally Giuliani provided a copy of the files on Sunday.

Trump claims Hunter's job was instrumental in Biden pressuring the Ukrainian government into firing prosecutors Viktor Shokin who he claims was investigating Burisma.

The allegations are disputed – with officials claiming Shokin was actually fired for failing to investigation corruption.

Ukrainian prosecutors also said earlier this year there was no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Hunter Biden.


But a controversial report by Senate Republicans released last year argued Hunter's role was "problematic" and interfered with "efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine".

Shokin was fired less than eight months after Biden appears to have met with Pozharskyi.

The VP had pressured the Ukrainian government by threatening to withhold a $1billion US loan guarantee unless the prosecutor general was removed.

Trump was subject to impeachment over his attempt to pressure Ukraine into digging up damaging information on Biden and Hunter.

Biden bragged in 2018: "I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,

"Well, son of a bitch. He got fired."

He has however always insisted that the US wanted Shokin removed over corruption concerns, which were shared by the European Union.

Shokin meanwhile has claimed he had made  “specific plans” to investigate Burisma that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden".

Further emails show Pozharskyi attempting to get Hunter to use his political leverage to help the company and stop "what we consider to be politically motivated actions".

Biden has denied any wrongdoing or conflict of interest over his son's involvement in Burisma.

Trump went after Hunter during the chaotic first presidential debate, with Biden claiming the allegations had been "totally, thoroughly discredited".

The President said: "Hunter got thrown out of the military. He was thrown out dishonorably discharged for cocaine use. And he didn’t have a job until you became vice president.

"Once you became vice president he made a fortune in Ukraine, in China, in Moscow and various other places. He made a fortune and he didn’t have a job."

Biden has always vigorously defended his son, including during a town hall discussion where he called a man a "damn liar" – before berating him as "fat" and challenging him to "do push ups".

The Delaware US Attorney’s Office said it could not "confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation" over the seizure of the laptop.

Hunter's lawyer George R. Mesires attacked Giuliani for "pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence".

The Sun Online has contacted Joe Biden's campaign for comment on the allegations.

Biden is currently leading Trump in the national polls as the US prepares to vote on November 3.

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