(News 24h) – The FBI is investigating the Biden son case is related to Russia’s attempt to influence the US presidential election or not.
In an article published on October 16, USA Today reported that the FBI is investigating whether emails posted by the New York Post this week regarding Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, have relating to Russia’s attempt to influence the US presidential election through spreading false information or not.
According to this article, on October 14, the New York Post said it had received a hard drive from President Trump’s private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, which contained many emails. This hard drive was found in a laptop computer at a repair shop in Delaware in April 2019. Since the owner of the laptop did not come to receive it, the store owner opened the laptop to view personal documents.
|Mr. Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Photo: AP|
The New York Post reported that the shop owner, named Mac Isaac, had called the FBI and a partner of Giuliani. Mr. Isaac believes the laptop is among the devices left by Mr. Hunter because of a sticker on the laptop named Beau Biden Foundation, a charity named after his late son Biden.
The unbelievable story of the origin of these emails immediately raised questions about Russia’s participation, as American officials warned that Russia, which supported Trump’s 2016 election campaign, informed through cyber attacks and spreading false rumors, opening a campaign to participate in the US presidential election this year.
“The case is being investigated as part of possible Russian influence activity,” a source told the Associated Press. This also shows that Giuliani, through his operations, is creating further suspicions for the White House – which has been investigated for accusing figures close to Trump of coordinating action with Moscow. during the 2016 campaign.
The authenticity of the aforementioned emails is currently unclear and whether they are stolen and modified or not is unconfirmed. However, Mr. Giuliani in an interview for Fox News on 16/10 said that this is “authentic”.
Earlier, the New York Post published a series of articles based on the emails they received from President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Accordingly, the number of emails allegedly disclosed that Mr. Hunter had offered to introduce his father, Mr. Biden, to a leading adviser of natural gas company Burisma Holdings (Ukraine). The article states that former Vice President Biden met with the company’s adviser Vadym Pozharskyi in April 2015 in Washington.
In response, Mr. Biden’s campaign claimed there was no evidence that the meeting took place. In a statement, Mr. George Mesires, a lawyer for Mr. Hunter, said: “We certainly cannot confirm anything Mr. Giuliani provided to the New York Post. However, I am sure that the meeting was over. never happened “.
According to Politico, which denied the New York Post, Biden’s campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said they had reviewed Mr. Biden’s official schedule from that point and had no meeting. as the New York Post alleged.