On Tuesday, an old email resurfaced that directly implicated Joe Biden in his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings, with the elder Biden agreeing to pay over $800,000 in bills and legal fees as a result of Hunter shutting down most of his deals ahead of the 2020 election.
As reported by the New York Post, the email in question was sent on January 17th, 2019, by Hunter’s personal assistant at the time, Katie Dodge. The email, which included a detailed spreadsheet outlining the various debts, was sent to accountant Linda Shapero, founder of the Virginia-based firm Global DEEZ.
“I spoke with Hunter today regarding his bills,” Dodge says in the email. “It is my understanding that Hunt’s dad will cover these bills in the short-term as Hunter transitions in his career.” Included in the email’s recipients was Hunter himself, as well as Richard Ruffner, an aide to Joe Biden when he was vice president.
The debts included over $130,000 in legal fees to the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, and over $28,000 for “BHR Restructuring,” apparently in reference to the Chinese company Bohai Harvest RST Equity Investment Fund Management, which is based in Shanghai and owned by Chinese investors, as well as the state-controlled Bank of China. Hunter held a 10 percent stake in this company through another company called Skaneateles LLC.
The email was discovered on the same infamous laptop that was abandoned at a Delaware repair shop in 2019, which eventually became the subject of the original “Laptop from Hell” story first reported by the Post in October of 2020, less than one month before the election. The White House refused to provide comment on the latest revelations.
The new evidence further debunks Joe Biden’s claims that he had zero involvement with his son’s business dealings, a scandal that nevertheless dogged Biden for much of his campaign for the presidency. Hunter has been documented to have numerous ties to foreign companies, most prominently the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings. When the company came under investigation by Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin for possible corruption, Biden threatened to withhold over $1 billion in American aid to Ukraine unless then-President Petro Poroshenko fired him, which he ultimately did.