Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop is filled with contracts and agreements between him and foreign business partners that could shine new light on his business dealings and potentially implicate his father, insiders around the first son told The Post.
Hundreds of documents are littered among the tens of thousands of emails contained on the laptop — but the files were not downloaded onto the device, and investigators cannot open most of them.
Hunter Biden and his family made millions of dollars from foreign sources trading on the family name during his father’s vice presidency and after, according to whistleblowers and bank records unearthed by the House Oversight Committee.
Through much of the wheeling and dealing — Hunter Biden was a crack addict and alcoholic.
His web of businesses first came to light after a series of New York Post stories in October 2020 sourced from a laptop he abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop.
During his father’s vice presidency, he netted $83,333 per month.
Hunter’s business ties to Burisma are elaborated on agreements that cannot be opened from the hard drive.
Hunter Biden and his fellow Burisma Board member Devon Archer were tagged on a November 2015 email from Eric Schwerin, the head of Hunter Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Seneca, to Vadym Pozharsky, the chief financial officer of Burisma.
“Attached is the agreement executed by BS,” he said, using a shorthand for Burisma’s lobbying firm Blue Star Strategies.
“I know Devon gave you the immediate scope of work that BS is working on between now and the end of December. We expect a download on the meetings, etc., that they have made so far and will get that to you shortly,” Schwerin said.
As a recipient of this email, the file would presumably still be in Archer’s possession.
Archer spoke to the House Oversight Committee Monday and stated that Hunter Biden put his father on the phone with business partners more than two dozen times.
“When Hunter takes money via an executed agreement from Burisma . . . or some other some company and delivers a connection to Joe Biden that should be a felony violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act,” said Jim Hanson, a global consulting executive who has studied the hard drive.
“It’s our job to gather the facts, and documents like this are important for us to get to the bottom of,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who sits on the committee.
In March 2016, Hunter Biden and business partners Rob Walker and James Gilliar circulated a cryptic document called “H to Zang Draft.”
The H stood for Hunter, while the Zang almost certainly represented Jianjun Zang — an executive director of the Chinese energy giant CEFC.
“Take a look and let me know. Very simple. Once ok’d. I’ll send to Joan to sign?” Rob Walker wrote to Hunter.
Joan Peugh was Hunter Biden’s office manager.
Hunter Biden responded.
Hunter was at the beginning of a relationship with the company and its chairman Ye Jianming — who would later go on to lavish the younger Biden with cash and gifts — before being arrested in March 2018.
The pair met in December 2015, according to an entry in Hunter Biden’s calendar.
Just weeks earlier, Hunter’s father, then-Vice President Biden, said he would not run for president in 2016 and the family was looking for ways to monetize him by using the Biden name to open doors in foreign nations.
“It was consummating their original deal for the work that they were doing,” ” said a person familiar with the arrangement, who speculated about what the H-Zang draft might have said.
“They would be paid once Joe Biden left the White House.”
By 2017 Hunter Biden had soured on his Chinese partners.
In July of that year, he sent a threatening WhatsApp message to CEFC translator Raymond Zhao which warned that Hunter was “sitting” with his dad and the two “would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.”
“And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, [Zang], or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to hold forever a grudge that you will regret not following my direction.”
In March 2018, Hunter Biden and his attorney George Mesires demanded to know why CEFC had taken $381,000 from Hudson West III — a company owned jointly by Hunter and Mervyn Yan — a Ye lieutenant.
That same month, CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming was disappeared by Chinese authorities.
He has not been seen since.
Hunter Evidence Is Nulling Trump’s First Impeachment
Mounting evidence on the questionable business dealings of first son Hunter Biden and President Joe Biden is giving rise to the argument former President Donald Trump is being vindicated over his first impeachment.
“President Trump is going to be completely vindicated. The facts have really always been there,” Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington said Monday, after revelations about former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer’s closed-door testimony before the House Oversight Committee.
Archer allegedly said Hunter Biden, who worked for the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma while his father was vice president, was pressured to stop a government prosecutor from investigating the firm.
Archer also alleged then-Vice President Biden was on numerous calls when Hunter Biden’s business associates were within listening distance.
“And I think that’s what’s most troubling about all of this corruption is the FBI knew it, the Justice Department knew it,” Harrington said on the “Just the News, Not Noise” TV show. “None of this came out in the 2020 campaign. In fact, they did everything they could to hide these facts about the corrupt dealings with the Biden family.”
Trump was first impeached over his request that Ukrainian officials investigate allegations of improprieties related to a corruption probe into Burisma.
FBI documents containing confidential human source material have claimed the firm hired the younger Biden to gain access to his father and stifle a corruption probe from then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
Biden has publicly taken credit for Shokin’s ouster, though he insists he was merely carrying out existing U.S. foreign policy.
The FBI’s form FD-1023, however, claims that the first son and “another Biden” received $5 million each in exchange for getting Shokin fired and the probe quashed.
Harrington argued the Justice Department was more concerned with pursuing charges against Trump for allegedly exposing the Biden family’s activities.
“What is the Justice Department doing?” she asked. “They’re trying to throw the guy in jail for being honest about what the Biden family was doing? … It is truly Banana Republic territory. But of course, President Trump, he was impeached over what the Biden’s actually were doing.”
Harrington also said Archer’s statement that Joe Biden appeared on business calls with his son more than 20 times undercuts the president’s claim to have had no involvement in his son’s business affairs.
“Just think of that a perfect phone call,” Harrington said, referring to Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that ultimately sparked the impeachment proceeding. “And here we have 20 phone calls. … Hunter, by his own admission, had no business being on the board of Burisma. It was only the Biden name.”
“And what was he selling? Access,” she continued. “He was selling out our country to the tune of millions of dollars. And of course, it wasn’t just in Ukraine. It was so many other places, notably China, the Chinese Communist Party, the foreign dealings there, it is despicable.”
The Senate ultimately acquitted Trump in his first impeachment. The upper chamber voted on nearly partisan lines in his favor, with only Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney crossing the aisle with a vote to convict.
Daily, it appears that President Biden is implicated in at least a coverup of his personal involvement in Hunter’s business processes. However, the question remains that will probably NOT be answered anytime soon: Will Joe Biden be impeached?
I think we’ll have that answer as soon as the transcript of Monday’s House Oversight Committee meeting with Devon Archer. Remember: if you’re tempted to believe “it’s all over for President Biden,” remember that Democrats have historically proven over and over their ability to draw together in the face of such seemingly fatal happenings. And they all seem to be bulletproof!