New leaked emails claim to show that Joe Biden visited the Ukraine just over a month after a Ukrainian business executive asked his son Hunter to arrange for ‘highly-recognized and influential US policy makers’ to travel to the country.
Revealed on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the November 2015 email from Vadym Pozharskyi says that the visits were needed to ‘close down any pursuits against the head of the firm’ Burisma where Hunter Biden sat on the board.
During Biden’s visit the next month, he successfully pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor who was looking into Pozharskyi’s business.
Carlson also released another exclusive email to Hunter from PR company Blue Star Strategies which spoke about Biden’s trip to the Ukraine as Vice President that year.
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New details on Hunter Biden’s emails were revealed by Fox’s Tucker Carlson on Thursday night
Carlson claimed that the new details prove that Biden had been influenced by his son
In the first email dated November 2, 2015, from Pozharskyi to Hunter, the businessman stated that the purpose of the email is to ‘be on the same page as to our final goals … including but not limited to a concrete course of actions’.
Carlson added that according to the emails they had seen, the exec wanted ‘high-ranking US officials to express their positive opinion of Burisma’.
The Fox Host also claimed that Pozharskyi wanted the US administration to act on Burisma’s behalf in winning this good PR.
‘The scope of work should also include organization of a visit of a number of highly-recognized and influential current and/or former US policy makers to Ukraine in November,’ the email allegedly said.
It added that it was ‘aiming to bring meetings with and bring positive signal/message and support’, as well as to ‘close down any cases/pursuits against the head of Burisma in Ukraine’.
Carlson claimed that the email couldn’t be clearer in asking Hunter for his father’s help in getting the company out of trouble.
One month after this, on December 2, 2015, an email released exclusively by Fox gave further details on how Hunter was involved in his father’s trip to the Ukraine.
The email was sent to Hunter from PR firm Blue Star Strategies but does not go into any further details about the trip.
‘Hello all, this morning the WWH hosted a conference call regarding the Vice President’s up-coming trip to Ukraine,’ the email reads.
Tucker Carlson released an alleged November 2015 email between Hunter and Pozharskyi
The Fox host also released a second exclusive email allegedly about the VP’s Ukraine trip
‘Attached is a memo from the Blue Star Strategies Team with the minutes of the call which outlines the trip’s agenda and addressed several question regarding US foreign policy toward Ukraine.’
Biden had visited the Ukraine between December 7 and 8, 2015, on the fifth of his six visits to the country as Vice President. Only two of the trips were taken after Hunter joined the board of Burisma.
The Fox host claimed that the short time-frame between the email and the trip— during which Biden pressured Ukrainian officials to fire a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma—seemed to show that the VP had been influenced by his son.
‘That’s how things work in the White House?’ Carlson fumed. ‘Tailoring foreign policy to get your son rich?’
He also noted that Biden himself may have profited from it, suggesting that an email between Hunter and his kids in which he said unlike their grandfather, he wasn’t going to take half their salary, was in relation to the Burisma deal.
He noted that the emails had not been wholly verified but claimed that if they were fake, ‘this is the most complex and sophisticated hoax in history, it almost seems beyond human capacity’.
Hunter, pictured left with Joe Biden, has been accused of taking advantage of his father’s time as Vice President to make foreign business deals and make millions
Carlson’s latest revelations came after a second drop of emails said to have come from Hunter’s laptop were released on Thursday.
The first emails were released by the New York Post on Wednesday, sparking backlash for Twitter and Facebook when they tried to place restrictions on the story being shared, claiming it was in breach of their policy on hacked materials.
The New York Post is historically Conservative and the source for the story was Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s closest aides.
He gave the Post a trove of emails in which Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for introducing him to his father, then the Vice President.
Within months of the 2015 meeting that Pozharskyi refers to in the emails, Biden had successfully pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor who was looking into Pozharskyi’s business.
At the time, Hunter was being paid $50,000-a-month by Pozharskyi’s gas firm to act as a consultant, despite the fact he’d had no experience working in the gas industry.
After the Post story emerged on Wednesday, the Biden campaign said he had not met Pozharskyi as part of his official schedule but an informal meeting was not ruled out.
The second batch of emails Thursday suggested Hunter pursued deals with a major Chinese energy company including one that would be ‘interesting for me and my family’.
They focused on Hunter’s dealings with Ye Jianming, the former chairman of CEFC in 2017, after his father had left office and when it was thought he would not run in 2020.
Ye has not been seen since he was taken into custody by Chinese authorities in 2018 amid rumored links to the Chinese military and intelligence services.
It was previously known that he gave Hunter a diamond
The emails are among a trove being referenced by Giuliani and his team after the owner of a computer repair shop in Delaware recovered data from a MacBook pro laptop that was dropped off and never retrieved.
The computer was seized by the FBI and its contents shared with the Post by Giuliani.
Giuliani’s lawyer Bob Costello said there are some 40,000 emails on the hard drive including thousands of texts. It also includes images of Hunter ‘in very compromising positions,’ Costello told Fox News.
HOW HUNTER’S EMAILS EXPLODED AS TWO WORLDS COLLIDED
January 2009: Hunter Biden (right) quits lobbying because his father has become vice president, and sets up investment and advisory firm firm Rosemont Seneca with friends Christopher Heinz – John Kerry’s stepson – and Devon Archer (left), a former Kerry aide
July 2010: Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, who owns its biggest natural gas company Burisma joins the government of its president Viktor Yanukovych
February 2014: Yanukovych is deposed in a revolution which claims scores of lives and Burisma Zlochevsky is thrown out of government too
April 16: Burisma is secretly accused of money-laundering by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office. On the same day Archer meets Joe Biden at the White House. Six days later Archer joins the board of Burisma
April 28: Britain’s Serious Fraud Office freeze $23 million of Burisma’s cash, every dollar which exists in the UK’s banking system
May 12: Hunter joins the board of Burisma to improve ‘corporate governance.’ Hunter’s salary is later revealed to be $50,000-a-month. Burisma board advisor Vadym Pozharskyi who had met Hunter in Lake Como, Italy, days earlier, emails him asking to ‘use his influence’ to stop prosecutions. During the summer, the new prosecutor-general of Ukraine opens an investigation into Burisma
February 2015: Senior diplomat George Kent, on temporary assignment to Kyiv, learns of Hunter’s role. He phones a staffer at Biden’s office to it could ‘create perception of a conflict of interest.’ That month Viktor Shokin takes office as Ukraine’s prosecutor general, despite already being the subject of questions about his own links to corruption
April 17: Email from Hunter’s laptop shows Pozharskyi writing Hunter: ‘thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some together.’
Summer: The Burisma investigation appears to become dormant
January 2016: Biden travels to Ukraine amid mounting international disgust at Shokin failing to tackle corruption. One of the concerns raised by the European Union and IMF is that he has failed to investigate Burisma. Biden tells Poroshenko he needs to go. He later boasts: ‘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.’ Shokin in fact is finally removed from office in March after internal turmoil in Kyiv
2018: Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani starts ‘investigating’ the Bidens’ links to Ukraine, enlisting the help of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who are now indicted on fraud charges. Ukraine’s latest prosecutor general announces he will investigate Burisma early the next year
April 12, 2019: Hunter takes three damaged Macs to John Paul MacIsaac’s Apple repair shop in WIlmington, Delaware. MacIsaac puts data from one on a new hard drive
April 25: Joe Biden announces presidential run
Summer: MacIsaac claims he becomes worried that Hunter has not picked up his laptops he has seen some of what is on them, and thinks he might be killed by a Biden associate for having it in his shop
Fall: MacIsaac either contacts the FBI or is contacted by them; he has said both
December 9 or 19: The FBI pick up the laptop, but MacIsaac has made a copy for himself. They give him a grand jury subpoena to hand it over, even though he was going to anyway
Early January 2020: The FBI tell MacIsaac not to talk to anyone and to stall if a Biden representative comes to get the laptop back
February: Trump is acquitted at end of his impeachment trial
September: Steve Bannon, Trump’s ex-aide and now indicted on fraud charges, tells New York Post about existence of laptop
October 11: Giuliani gives Post the hard drive
October 14: Post publishes emails and partially-clothed pictures of Hunter from the laptop – one of them with an apparent crack pipe – and says it has an 11-minute sex-and-drugs video. Giuliani promises there is ‘more to come,’ Republican senators promise to investigate but Democrats say the former New York mayor has ‘paraded with Russian agents’