A voicemail recovered from Hunter Biden’s infamous abandoned laptop shows that Joe Biden brazenly lied during the 2020 campaign season when he said he “knew nothing” about Hunter’s sleazy international business deals.
The voicemail was recorded in December 2018 and is a message from Joe Biden to his son’s mobile phone. The voicemail was saved on the laptop as part of a backup of Hunter’s iPhone. The message begins with Joe simply saying hello and telling Hunter he wants to talk with him.
Joe Biden went on to comment on an article that was “to be printed tomorrow in the Times.” He told Hunter the story was “good,” and said, “I think you’re clear.”
The article Joe Biden was referring to was a New York Times story about Chinese oil businessman Ye Jianming. The story only made a brief reference to the Biden family without making explicit connections between them and Ye.
The voicemail directly contradicts Joe Biden’s repeated claims in public that he had no involvement in Hunter’s dealings in China or elsewhere outside the country.
During a 2019 Iowa campaign event, Joe Biden told Peter Doocy with Fox News that he had “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.” In April of this year, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Joe Biden’s position regarding Hunter’s international business affairs.
Other reporting this month disclosing other records found on Hunter’s laptop shows that Joe Biden likely sent Hunter $30,000 to pay for Russian “escorts.” Joe wired a total of $100,000 to Hunter in the two months of December 2018 and January 2019.
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) issued a Senate report in 2020 indicating that Hunter Biden paid money to nationals of Russia and other countries. They also said at least some of the transactions appeared to involve an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
The report indicated that some of the funds Hunter paid to apparent prostitutes were later wired to “individuals located in Russia and Ukraine.”
Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said this week that Republicans continue to see Hunter Biden as a “national security risk” as the news stories from the laptop continue to trickle in. The latest voicemail not only calls Joe Biden’s trustworthiness directly into question but also presents a new array of concerns about how Hunter’s behavior creates concerns about the Biden family’s vulnerability to foreign pressures.