In a New York Post column, Miranda Devine notes that “there are several clues on” on Hunter Biden’s abandoned “laptop that Hunter may have been selling classified information to his foreign paymasters.” She points to “uncharacteristically cogent email about Ukraine written by Hunter Biden in 2014,” that likely reflects his cribbing classified information.
She says “there’s more” material likely based on classified information found on Hunter’s laptop:
For instance, documents on the laptop from 2011 show that Hunter offered to sell intelligence on Russian oligarchs to the US aluminum firm Alcoa Inc. for $55,000.
In internal discussions over Hunter’s proposal, a senior executive at Alcoa suggested the information was valuable because it “would not otherwise be on Government Affairs team’s radar.”
As I previously reported, Hunter offered to “provide Alcoa with statistical analysis of political and corporate risks, elite networks associated with Oleg Deripaska (OD), Russian CEO of Basic Element company and United company RUSAL.”
Alcoa had just signed a metal supply agreement with RUSAL.
Hunter promised to provide a “list of elites of similar rank in Russia, map of OD’s [Deripaska’s] networks based on frequency of interaction with selected elites and countries.”
In an email to Daniel Cruise, Alcoa’s then-vice president of government and public affairs, on June 3, 2011, Hunter offered, “a little better sense of the product by attaching some of the raw data that is produced through the elite mapping procedure.”
Five days later, Cruise’s colleague at Alcoa, senior analyst Pei Cheng, wrote: “I don’t believe the data analysis is worth the full $55,000. I think the most valuable piece for us would be the list of Russian elites connected to OD [Deripaska] that would not otherwise be on Government Affairs team’s radar, including various Russian Committee Heads, Union leaders or Ministers.”
How Hunter, 52, a raging drug addict with a voracious appetite for cash during much of his father’s vice-presidency, got access to classified information, is a matter of national concern.
Hunter Biden lived in Joe Biden’s Wilmington residence where classified documents were found. Hunter once claimed he paid $49,910 a month to live in that residence. On Twitter, some speculated that the huge alleged payment could have been a way for Hunter Biden to funnel money to his father.
Influence peddling by the Bidens is documented in photos and emails found on Hunter’s abandoned laptop.
In a recent poll, 60% of voters believe it is likely that information from classified documents “was used by Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, in his foreign business deals.” 44% think it is “very likely.” Even among Democrats, 36% believe it is likely that Hunter used his father’s classified files, with more than one in five saying it is “very likely.”
Hunter Biden’s real estate company took $40 million from Russia’s ruling elite.