An email discovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop has raised questions about whether President Joe Biden’s son had improper access to classified information.
The concern comes as it was revealed that Joe Biden had mishandled classified documents, illegally storing them in his old office at the Penn-Biden Center in Washington, D.C., and his residence in Wilmington, Delaware — a home that Hunter Biden had access to.
The president is now facing a special counsel investigation into his classified documents scandal, especially amid revelations that the documents dated back to his time as a U.S. senator and vice president.
In a column for the New York Post, Miranda Devine reported on an email from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop dated April 12, 2014, sent to Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer containing 22 detailed points with “research” about the situation in Ukraine. In 2022, Archer was sentenced to over a year in prison for a fraud scheme in which Hunter was noted implicated.
This particular email drew attention for how it was written and the attention to detail, especially considering the fact that a source informed CNN that the classified documents discovered inside Biden’s old office contained intelligence memos and briefing documents regarding the United Kingdom, Iran, and Ukraine.
Hunter Biden’s email specifically discusses issues including Russia’s “destabilization campaign,” U.S. sanctions, and the United Kingdom’s energy policy.
Another reason the email was attention-grabbing is due to the timing — as one week after it was sent, then-Vice President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Meanwhile, Hunter Biden and Archer were hired to sit on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, right around that time. Burisma is repeatedly discussed in the email.
Speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, Devine discussed her article — stating that the email “reads like a classified document” and pointing out that some of the information in the message is not “readily available.”
“You have to remember that this is at a time – a month before he joined the Burisma board. He needed money desperately, to feed his drug habit, and they were going to pay him $83,000 a month to do not very much,” the New York Post reporter said, adding that, if Hunter Biden had access to classified information, that would drive “his price even higher.”
.@mirandadevine on one of Hunter Biden's emails:
"It reads like a classified document. There's information in there that's not readily available." pic.twitter.com/k8kljgZ0em
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 25, 2023
Reacting to the email, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) — who is a leading investigator on Congress’ probe into Biden family corruption — argued that the message looks like a “scene-setter” from the State Department for overseas travel because it contained “highly detailed information” about Ukraine.
“It’s obvious that Hunter Biden is selling access to information,” Johnson added during an interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo. “Does that have anything to do with some of the classified documents that Vice President Biden was squirreling away in his residence? I don’t know. But it looks incredibly suspicious.”
Hunter was obviously fed detailed information on Ukraine so he could show Burisma why he was worth millions of dollars.
Was this classified information? Did Joe Biden know about this?
Inquiring minds want to know. pic.twitter.com/zFZkpye5Zh
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 24, 2023