Opinion

Political authors said a Democrat who wants to be the next president knowingly misled voters about whether he misused his vice presidential position for personal interest.

Peter Schweizer and Seamus Bruner have accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of lying that he was not involved in the business of his son Hunter when he was a board member at Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

“These denials all proved to be untruthful, period,” the pair said in a scathing opinion piece published by the New York Post.

The former vice president had been accused of misusing public office to meet with Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskiy to intervene with the Ukrainian government on behalf of Hunter Biden.

Joe Biden repeatedly claimed he “never” spoke with his son, brother, or distant family members about their “business interests, period.” He also denied ever taking a “single penny from any country whatsoever, ever.”

Biden’s campaign team later released copies of both Joe and wife Jill Biden’s tax returns, calling it further evidence of no wrongdoing.

However, the authors questioned the accuracy of the tax returns since family members who receive money from foreign entities have no legal obligation to disclose their finances.

Private emails have since been made public, showing Joe Biden was fully aware of his son’s controversial business dealings. 

“We now know the Biden paydays were anything but conspiracy theories,” Schweizer and Bruner wrote. “There is no more doubt.”

The pair believe the Bidens received money from multiple sources.

“Hunter was getting roughly $1 million per year from Burisma,” they said according to the paper. “Treasury Department alerts reveal that Russian oligarch Elena Baturina wired $3.5 million to Biden’s interests, new text messages reveal that China Energy Company Ltd (CEFC) apparently paid $5 million to the Biden family, [and] another email indicates Hunter demanded a $10 million per year ‘fee’ from one of his Chinese business partners.”

They also believe code names in a cryptic message, which discussed where to transfer a 10 percent cut, were most likely referring to Hunter and Joe Biden.

“10 [percent] held by H for the big guy” the message said.

“The recipient of that message, Tony Bobulinski, says ‘there is no question’ that ‘H’ stands for Hunter and the ‘big guy’ is Joe Biden,” Schweizer and Bruner continued.

The FBI separately subpoenaed Hunter’s laptop and hard drive in December 2019 to investigate allegations the man was involved in illegal money laundering activity.

According to Fox News, one of the FBI documents called a “receipt for property” form confirms Mac Shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac was in contact with authorities about the laptop’s contents.

The subpoena document signed by FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson lists serial numbers for an Apple MacBook Pro laptop and a Western Digital external hard drive.

The BL understands the first four digits of the official case identification number “272D” notes the investigation concerns “money laundering,” possibly “transnational or blanket,” or an “unknown specified unlawful activity” under the agency’s White Collar Crime Program.