Joe Biden, while he was vice president, did, in fact, meet with his son, Hunter Biden’s Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakhstani business associates back in 2015 at a dinner in Washington, DC, according to newly unearthed emails revealed out of Hunter’s abandoned “Laptop from Hell,” the New York Post reports.
According to the Post, Hunter organized an exclusive private dinner with business associates, international figures, and friends back in April 15, 2015, that was held in the private “Garden Room” at Café Milano, known for its catchphrase is: “Where the world’s most powerful people go.” The dinner, despite the optics, was planned by Hunter for his potential clients and partners to meet at that time the second most powerful man in America — Biden.
The dinner guest list included a slew of shady and corrupt international figures Hunter sought to do business with. It included late former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkovhis wife, Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina and a Mexican ambassador.
In one email to his business partner, Devon Archer, a former adviser to then-Secretary of State John Kerry, Hunter provided a cryptic proposed guest list just before the dinner event.
“3 seats for our KZ friends, 2 seats for Yelana and husband, 2 you and me, 3 seats for WFPUSA people, Vadym, 3 Ambassadors (MX, ?, ?). Total 14,” Hunter wrote in the March 20, 2015 email, with two of the three Kazakhstani representatives on Hunter’s guest list are not identified.
Archer replied to the email, reminding Hunter to “save a seat for your guy” – a common description used by the embattled Biden amongst his colleague when mentioning his father Biden during online exchanges, adding and “mine if he’s in town,” referring his plus one possible implying Kerry.
“Vuk’s in Europe at the time and cannot attend,” Archer also wrote in the same email. Vuk, short for Vuk Jeremic, was a Serbian diplomat and former president of the United Nations General Assembly. He would later become a consultant for the Chinese energy giant — CEFC and would bring Hunter into the mix in a shady business partnership on a failed multi-million-dollar oil and gas deal.
In a different email just a month before the planned dinner, Archer forwarded an email to Hunter an invitation from Marc Holtzman, then chairman of the former Soviet republic’s largest bank, Kazkommertsbank to a “small private breakfast” with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov.
“Prime Minister Massimov will be most delighted if you will please join us for a small breakfast at one table at the Willard Hotel, Holmes Suite from 8 am until 9 am,” Holtzman’s email to Archer dated March 16, 2015 read. “There are several matters the Prime Minister is eager to discuss with you and he will be grateful for the opportunity to spend quality time together.”
Following the dinner meeting, Hunter received an email from a top executive at Burisma Holdings, Vadym Pozharskyi thanked the embattled son for giving him the “opportunity to meet” the Vice President.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some time together,” Pozharskyi wrote on April 17, 2015. “It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure.”
This exact email from Pozharskyi first emerged last October following a massive trove of smoking-gun emails along with sexually explicit pictures and raunchy videos extracted from an abandoned MacBook laptop. The blockbuster April 2015 email revealed that Biden was indeed introduced to one of Hunter’s business partners, despite repeatedly denying that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
After Pozharskyi was introduced to the former vice president in the never-before-revealed details of Hunter’s planned dinner event, Biden, just eight months later, would travel to Ukraine as he oversaw foreign policy in the fledgling democracy. In a speaking event in 2018 with the Council on Foreign Relations, Biden revealed what he actually dud in Ukraine after bragging that he threatened to withhold a $1 billion military aid as a pressure tactic to force the firing of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
The Biden’s campaign last October blasted the report, refuting the Post report by claiming they reviewed Biden’s official schedules as Vice President “from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.”
Other dinner guests, including WFP USA CEO Rich Leach and Holtzman, would also email Hunter just days after the dinner to thank him for the “fantastic and productive evening.”
In another email sent weeks before the dinner event, Hunter told the son of the then-head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Michael Karloutsos, that “the reason for the dinner is ostensibly to discuss food security,” adding “Dad will be there but keep that btw us for now.” According to the Post, Hunter revealed to Karloutsos in an email back on March 26, 2015, that he pretended the meeting was about food aid rather than an event as part of his controversial business deals where he would be introducing his father around.
Biden’s embattled son became the center of the 2020 election during the final month of a heated presidential race after a trove of New York Post bombshell story reported a laptop formerly belonging to Hunter revealed his connection to business deals in China and Ukraine. According to the New York Post, the water-damaged MacBook Pro laptop was brought to a Delaware computer shop in 2019 for repair and was never claimed.
Many of the emails were first disclosed in the Senate Finance Committee’s investigation report released a month before the Post reported numerous findings based on Hunter’s “Laptop from Hell” in questionable financial transactions the embattled Biden received from foreign individuals during his time serving on the board of Burisma.
Before former President Trump’s first impeachment trial that began in early 2020, House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry in Sept. 2019 after a whistleblower’s accused that he threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine as a pressure tactic to force the Ukrainian government to investigate allegations that Joe Biden’s son Hunter benefited financially from the firing of that same Ukrainian prosecutor.
It was later revealed Hunter’s obtained the board position, according to multiple reports in April 2014, despite having no experience within the energy and was paid over $50,000 a month for the shady gig. As Biden began to gain traction during the 2020 Democratic primary to secure the nomination, he started to get pressed about whether he ever discuss with Hunter his shady business activities, repeatedly shutting down reporters’ inquiry.
The new email regarding the dinner events raises questions about how much Joe Biden, who has claimed ignorance of his son’s activities, knew about Hunter’s dealings with foreign businesses and government officials.