(FiveNation.com)- A new series of emails released suggest that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden met with a top executive from Ukrainian gas company Burisma, the firm at the center of a scandal with the former vice president’s son, Hunter Biden. The emails show how Biden met with the executive less than a year before he put pressure on the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor that was investigating the company.
It supports claims by Republicans throughout the 2020 campaign that Hunter Biden got the lucrative role sitting on the board of the Ukrainian energy company through his father’s influence as Vice President of the United States.
The New York Post reported how they received a copy of a hard drive that was retrieved from a computer that was dropped off at a repair shop in April 2018 in Delaware, Biden’s home state. The person who took the laptop in for repair never paid for the service and never picked the device back up.
Federal law enforcement officials were said to have seized the laptop in December after the owner of the repair shop alerted officials to the information it contained. The owner, however, took a copy of the hard drive before handing it over to the police.
The Post reports how the “never-before-revealed meeting” is mentioned during a message about Vadym Pozharskyi, who is an adviser to the Burisma board. The email appears to have been sent to Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, roughly one year after he was given a job on the board of the company with compensation of $50,000 per month.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together,” the email reads. “It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure.”
Another almost from May 2014 also shows how Posharskyi asked Hunter for advice on “how you could use your influence” to help the company.
The emails suggest that Biden’s repeated denial of working with his son to secure work in Ukraine might not be true.
Tucker Carlson revealed this pic tonight from 2014 that shows Biden playing golf w/his son and his son’s business partner, Devon Archer, who were both on the board of the Ukrainian gas company at the time
Biden said earlier this month that he *never* discussed business w/his son pic.twitter.com/vdeoMNpXpK
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 1, 2019
It’s not the only evidence, either. Last year, Tucker Carlson showed a photograph of Joe Biden playing golf with Hunter Biden and his son’s business partner Devon Archer who was also a member of the Burisma board.