The existence of the first son’s notorious laptop was verified in a thorough piece about the ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax filings published by the New York Times on Wednesday night.
The contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which he abandoned at a Delaware repair shop in April 2019, were exclusively reported on by The Washington Post in October 2020.
The laptop’s hard disc had a plethora of emails, text messages, images, and financial papers exchanged between Hunter Biden, his family, and business acquaintances, exposing how the president’s son utilised his political clout in his international business activities.
The proprietor of the repair business reported the laptop to the FBI, who seized it and its hard drive.
According to The New York Times, federal prosecutors are looking at emails between the first son and his former business acquaintances that were obtained from the laptop as part of their probe into Hunter Biden.
According to the source, some of the analysed contact was between Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, who was on the board of Ukraine energy business Burisma with the first son.
Archer, who was jailed in a separate fraud case last month, has “cooperated entirely” with the feds in their investigation into Hunter Biden, according to The Washington Post.
The emails between Hunter Biden, Archer, and others describing their overseas business activities were discovered by the Times from data that “appear to have originated from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.”
The validity of the emails and probe was confirmed by people acquainted with them to the New York Times.
The laptop confirmation was contained in the Times piece, which also showed how Hunter Biden paid off a $1 million tax bill a year after he disclosed he was under investigation for IRS fraud.
Hunter Biden has been under investigation for tax evasion while his father was vice president, but the probe was expanded in 2018 to look at how his overseas business transactions connected with President Biden’s political career.