Ukrainian lawmakers allege that the second laptop from Hunter’s contacts has been seized by officials
A Ukrainian lawmaker has alleged that a second laptop belonging to Hunter Biden’s business contacts in the country has been seized by police.
Andrii Derkach posted to Facebook on Friday to say there is a ‘second laptop’ with evidence of corruption and connected to the Bidens, The everyday beast reports.
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, has said foreign sources have not provided the Hunter Biden emails first reported last week. He says a laptop with the correspondence and intimate photos was simply left in a repair shop in Delaware and the shop owner contacted Giuliani’s attorney.
Derkach is one of Giuliani’s most important contacts and was mentioned in an August intelligence investigation that described a concerted Russian attempt to belittle Biden. A sanction announcement from the Ministry of Finance last month characterized Derkach as an “active Russian agent for more than a decade.”
Now he says he knows about a second laptop, used by ‘two representatives for the interests of’ [Burisma founder Mykola] Zlochevsky. Hunter was a member of the board of directors of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
In the post, Derkach said the laptop was “given to Ukrainian law enforcement” and that Burisma representatives were now serving as “witnesses in criminal proceedings.”
Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach has alleged that a second laptop belonging to Hunter Biden’s business contacts in the country has been seized by police.
Derkach says the workers are “willing to talk” about international corruption involving the Bidens. He warns, ‘But most importantly! These are not the last witnesses or the last laptop. Joe Biden is pictured on Sunday in Durham, North Carolina
The Ukrainian MP said: ‘The facts confirming international corruption are stored on the second laptop. This laptop has been handed over to Ukrainian law enforcement officers and the “workers” themselves are now witnesses in a criminal case. ‘
Derkach says the workers are “willing to talk” about international corruption involving the Bidens. He warns, ‘But most importantly! These are not the last witnesses or the last laptop. ‘
Giuliani has not been shy about discussing his foreign contacts, including with Derkach. In December, Derkach posted photos of him and Giuliani meeting in Kiev on his Facebook page.
The New York Post published a photo, reportedly found on an abandoned laptop, showing Hunter on the left with a crack pipe in his mouth. A series of compromising photos of Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter, 50, (above), were released just weeks before the US election on Nov. 3.
Derkach has leaked recordings of calls Biden had as vice president with the then leader of Ukraine in recent months, audio that the Biden campaign claims has been heavily edited.
Despite his own government’s warnings about Derkach, Trump has promoted those recordings on Twitter.
Last week, the New York Post published emails and photos that the point of sale claimed were on a Hunter Biden laptop, which he apparently never picked up from the repair shop.
The hard drive was picked up from the store owner by a third party in January and then sent to Giuliani. Giuliani then sat on the information for seemingly months before publishing it to the Post a few weeks before the election.
Reports suggested that Hunter Biden arranged for a top executive at Burisma to meet his father in person while he was vice president and responsible for US policy with Ukraine.
Biden’s campaign and a lawyer for Hunter Biden said they had no record of such a meeting. They have not addressed the authenticity of the emails.
Giuliani has not been shy about discussing his foreign contacts, including with Derkach
Derkach posted to Facebook on Friday to say there is a ‘second laptop’ with evidence of corruption and connected to the Bidens, The Daily Beast reports.
The emails published by the Post show that Biden is pursuing a lucrative deal with China’s largest private energy company, saying in one post that the proposed deal would be ‘of interest to me and my family’, before he is about reward packages.
The FBI is reportedly investigating whether the allegations are part of a Russian disinformation campaign against the Biden campaign, although the agency has declined to speak publicly about the matter.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was recently arrested for federal money laundering and fraud, said on Sunday that everything that has come to light from Hunter Biden’s hard drive is true.
He said Hunter’s attorney tried to email the repair shop to get the laptop back and has since contacted Bannon and his team to retrieve the sensitive hard drive.
Steve Bannon said that everything on Hunter Biden’s lap is true, as he claims, “Absolutely the encounters took place. This is not from some Russian intelligence operation. Those emails are correct, the meanings are correct and, by the way, that 10 percent of Joe Biden’s equity is’
Independent Mac store owner John Paul MacIsaac, 44, of Wilmington, Delaware, says he is the person who relayed Hunter Biden’s emails to the FBI and Giuliani. Steve Bannon said Hunter Biden’s attorney was desperate to get the hard drive back after it was left in the lap top repair shop.
Trump weighed in on the ordeal, calling Joe Biden a new nickname: ‘10% Joe ‘
Hunter Biden’s attorney has come to us with both phone calls and emails saying, ‘Hey, I need to get the hard drive back,’ Bannon said.
“This isn’t some Russian intelligence operation; they admit it’s their hard drive, ”he went on, proving the validity of the information on the laptop. “We have the emails from the attorney, if we have to release them we will release them.”
Trump weighed in on Hunter’s emails on Twitter on Sunday, giving his Democratic rival a new nickname: “ 10% Joe. ”
Hunter Biden’s laptop is a disaster for the entire Biden family, but especially for his father Joe. It is now a proven fact, and cannot be denied, that all that information is the REAL DEAL, ” Trump tweeted. “That makes it impossible for ‘50% or 10% ‘Joe to ever take the office of president! ‘
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden stands next to his granddaughter Finnegan, the daughter of Hunter Biden, after landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Sunday.