In a report about the ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes, the New York Times confirmed that a laptop abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop did in fact belong to the president's son
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Former President Trump’s office and Republicans expressed vindication and slammed Big Tech for censoring reports on Hunter Biden’s laptop after the New York Times confirmed authenticity of emails from the device.  

‘The Fake News covered it all up during a presidential election, which may be an even bigger crime than the contents of the laptop. It’s well past time time for the truth!’ Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told DailyMail.com. 

‘The New York Times admits what we’ve known for years: the Hunter Biden laptop story was true. Big tech’s censorship of this story was a disgrace,’ Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wrote on Twitter. ‘For decades, the Biden family has cashed in on Joe’s government service. Even today, Hunter Biden is getting paid millions for his ‘artwork’ in a corrupt arrangement blessed by the White House.’ 

Amid the ongoing investigation into his finances, Hunter has in recent years pursued a career as an artists, where some of his works were reportedly valued at half a million dollars.  

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said that the cover-up helped Biden win the election. ‘Today, the @nytimes confirmed what many of us already knew: the Democrats and their allies in media and Big Tech conspired to cover up the Hunter Biden story to help @joebiden win a presidential election,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘Now that the New York Times has even confirmed the Hunter Biden laptop’s veracity, can we begin to admit that Joe Biden is, by definition, a compromised politician?’ GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colo., questioned.  

‘Told ya,’ Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, quipped on Twitter. 

In a report about the ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes, the New York Times confirmed that a laptop abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop did in fact belong to the president’s son. 

DailyMail.com authenticated the laptop a full year earlier, and was the first – and only – news organization to publicly verify its contents using expert analysis.

Last March, we hired top cyber forensics experts at Maryman & Associates to examine the hard drive to determine its authenticity.

In October 2020, the New York Post reported that the laptop’s hard drive contained a cache of emails, texts, photos and documents between Hunter Biden, his family and his business associates. The correspondence detailed how Hunter used his father’s vice presidency as leverage in overseas business dealings. 

Both Facebook and Twitter blocked users from sharing the original bombshell report, and Democrats all the way up to the White House suggested that the laptop could be part of a Russian disinformation campaign.  

Emails specifically related to Biden’s time serving on the $50,000-a-month board seat on Ukrainian energy firm Burisma were first reported by the Post, and Democrats claimed the laptop was likely part of some Russian disinformation campaign. 

The laptop repair shop owner reported the FBI after making a copy of its hard drive. The FBI seized the laptop and its hard drive. 

Prosecutors have examined emails between Biden and business associates related to Burisma that were recovered from the laptop, the Times reports. Some of the correspondence in question was between Hunter and his business colleague Devon Archer, who also served on the board. 

Prosecutors have already interviewed Archer and subpoenaed him for documents and grand testimony. He was sentenced last month in an unrelated securities fraud case. 

Those emails, which the Times looked at as well, ‘appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.’ People familiar with the investigation confirmed the emails’ authenticity to the Times.  

In a report about the ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes, the New York Times confirmed that a laptop abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop did in fact belong to the president's son

In a report about the ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes, the New York Times confirmed that a laptop abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop did in fact belong to the president’s son

Other contents of the laptop, obtained by DailyMail.com detail how the first son would, in a drug-induced stupor, often blow tens of thousands of dollars on drugs and prostitutes. 

The Times report also reveals that the younger Biden paid off a tax liability of $1 million, and that he told and associate he had to take out a loan to do so, one year after he revealed he was under investigation by the Department of Justice for tax fraud. 

Asked by DailyMail.com about the New York Times report, White House press secretary Jen Psaki stonewalled. ‘I point you to the the Department of Justice and Hunter Biden’s representatives. I’m a spokesperson for the United States. He doesn’t work for the United States.’ 

‘Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say,’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki wrote in October 2020, linking to a Politico story.  

While wiping out his debts won’t spare him from possible criminal charges, the payoff could make it harder for prosecutors to win a conviction or a long sentencing for the crime. Judges and juries can be more sympathetic to defendants who have paid off their debts. 

Biden has acknowledged that he battled drug addiction and several other mental health problems while he engaged in international business deals. He is pictured above with what appears to be a crack pipe in his mouth

Biden has acknowledged that he battled drug addiction and several other mental health problems while he engaged in international business deals. He is pictured above with what appears to be a crack pipe in his mouth

Hunter Biden has taken out a loan to pay off $1m in back taxes, it was reported, after a series of sex and drug scandals

Hunter Biden has taken out a loan to pay off $1m in back taxes, it was reported, after a series of sex and drug scandals 

But the investigation also extends broadly into how Hunter’s business career may have been tied to his last name, and investigators have looked into his relationships with business interests in Kazakhstan, a Chinese energy conglomerate, Burisma and more.  

The probe is searching for criminal violations of tax laws, as well as foreign lobbying and money laundering rules. So far, Biden has not been charged with any crime.

People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had looked into payments and gifts Biden and his associates received from foreign interests, including a car paid for by a company related to a Kazakh oligarch and a diamond paid for by a  Chinese energy tycoon, the Times reports.  

 Over the past year DailyMail.com has revealed stories from the laptop including:

Prosecutors have asked about possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by Blue Star Strategies, a Washington consulting firm that worked with for Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings in a deal Biden allegedly helped broker. Officials are trying to determine if Biden should have registered under FARA on behalf of Burisma.

Investigators analyzed emails between Biden and his business partner, Devon Archer, and others about the company and its dealings.

In one email to Archer, dated April 2014, Biden suggested he was familiar with FARA and wanted to avoid triggering any violations.

He allegedly mentioned that his father, then-vice president, would be announcing a trip to Ukraine, writing that the announcement ‘could be a really good thing or it could end up creating too great an expectation. We need to temper expectations regarding that visit.’

Biden did not specifically name his father, but instead referred to him as ‘my guy’.

In that same message, Biden argued that Burisma’s officials ‘need to know in no uncertain terms that we will not and cannot intervene directly with domestic policymakers, and that we need to abide by FARA and any other U.S. laws in the strictest sense across the board.’

He also suggested enlisting a law firm – where Biden worked at the time – to ‘direct discussions at state, energy and NSC’ and said the firm ‘can devise a media plan and arrange for legal protections and mitigate U.S. domestic negative press regarding the current leadership if need be.’

The email was penned about a week before the vice president traveled to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

In another set of emails, dated April 2015, Biden and Archer allegedly discussed inviting foreign business associates – including a Burisma executive – to a dinner at a D.C. area restaurant where the vice president would make an appearance.

The Times reports it is not clear if the Burisma executive attended the dinner, but Joe Biden did make an appearance.

However, a Burisma adviser wrote an email the day after thanking Hunter for the ‘opportunity to meet your father,’ and that email was obtained and verified by DailyMail.com. 

‘Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure’, Vadym Pozharskyi wrote on April 17, 2015.

Pozharskyi’s email first emerged in October, when the contents of Hunter’s laptop were first leaked by the New York Post, however, Biden’s campaign at the time blasted the report, and said a records search indicated no such meeting occurred.

In another set of emails, dated April 2015, Biden allegedly invited a Burisma adviser to meet his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden

In another set of emails, dated April 2015, Biden allegedly invited a Burisma adviser to meet his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden

Prosecutors have also spoken with Lunden Alexis Roberts, who sued Hunter for child support and paternity, after one of his companies stopped paying her and providing her with health insurance. A DNA test proved that Hunter is the father of Roberts’ child. 

Prosecutors traveled to Little Rock, Ark. to ask Roberts about Biden’s finances, include which corporate entity he used to pay her and whether that entity received payments from Burisma, according to the Times.  

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