Emails Show Joe Biden Lying About Knowledge of Son’s Burisma Dealings. Facebook Admits Censoring NYPost Blockbuster Story
As Ricky Ricardo might say, “Joe Biden, you’ve got some s’plainin’ to do.” As does Facebook. And Twitter. Biden has to explain why emails released today indicate he met with a Burisma executive, thanks to his son, who sat on the board of the corrupt Ukraine energy giant.
Biden has repeatedly denied any involvement in his son Hunter’s dealings with Burisma. Joe says he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
Here’s a refresher:
During the primaries, Biden was asked specifically by NBC’s Savanna Guthrie if it was “wrong for [Hunter] to take that position, knowing that it was really because that company wanted access to you.”
Biden’s response: “That’s not true. You’re saying things you do not know what you’re talking about,”
Savannah Guthrie asked Joe Biden if it was “wrong” for Hunter to take a seat on the board of Burisma “because the company wanted access to you.”
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) October 14, 2020
Now we know: Joe Biden lied. Flat out lied. He actually met with a top Burisma executive, thanks to Hunter. The New York Post has the bombshell proof and more.
NY Post Has the Emails
Newly released emails published in the New York Post show a Burisma big shot thanking Hunter for introducing him to his father. That is, then-Vice President Joe Biden. The Joe Biden overseeing Ukraine policy and tasked with helping root out corruption there.
In the email, Vadym Pozharskyi, reportedly the number three guy at the corrupt energy company, writes: “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure.”
— Kevin McCullough (@KMCRadio) October 14, 2020
Adds the Post: An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.
Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for his introduction to the VP, Joe Biden pressured then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma. Remember Biden bragging about it later? Boasting how if they didn’t fire the prosecutor by the time he got on his plane he’d withhold a billion dollars in aid? You remember what Biden said? “Well, son-of-a-b****, he got fired.”
WATCH: Biden Boasts of Ousting Prosecutor Investigating Burisma
Two years ago today, Joe Biden shares how, as Vice President, he threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine unless a prosecutor was fired. #TBT
Posted by The White House on Thursday, January 23, 2020
State Department documents prove that Burisma continued using Hunter Biden’s name through the 2016 election to pressure the U.S. government to convince Ukraine to back off Burisma, Just the News reported in August 2020.
Check out the rest of the NY Post article. https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/
A side article shows how Hunter leveraged his father’s position to jack up his Burisma salary, which ended up being $50,000 a month. Bidens can be bought, but they don’t come cheap.
Joe Biden refused to answer questions about the article early this morning, and by 9:41 a.m., his campaign had called a lid on all public activities for the day. Yes, just 19 days out from the election, and Joe is disappearing.
His campaign did release a statement, saying they’ve reviewed Biden’s “official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.” Key word there is “official.”
NEW from Biden campaign's @AndrewBatesNC on the NY Post story: "…we have reviewed Joe Biden's official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place." pic.twitter.com/E4QAEGzP9i
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) October 14, 2020
The treasure trove of documents was discovered on a laptop computer that had been dropped off for repair in Delaware in April 2019 and never claimed. The MacBook Pro has a “Beau Biden Foundation” sticker on it, referring to Biden’s late son Beau, a former Attorney General of Delaware. According to The Post, the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after the shop’s owner says he alerted the feds. (The owner also made a copy of the hard drive for Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer. Guiliani provided a copy of the hard drive to NY Post on Sunday.)
According to The Federalist, Congressional Republicans have been trying to get the FBI to say whether it is investigating Hunter Biden. The FBI keeps refusing to answer.
Facebook and Twitter Censoring the Story
Any rational voter would agree this is an important story. Even if all the details haven’t been confirmed, the article is a bombshell. Americans should be able to make their own judgement about it. But good luck sharing the bombshell New York Post story on Facebook. Facebook admits that it is “reducing its distribution” on their platform. In other words, censoring.
Former Democratic staffer Andy Stone is head of policy communications for Facebook.
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook's third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 14, 2020
Twitter also is working to interfere with the spread of the story.
Twitter now too pic.twitter.com/TGTve2mXuC
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 14, 2020
American voters have a right to know if the Democratic nominee for President has been lying about his involvement in his son’s shady dealings with the corrupt Burisma holdings. Whether the VP knew his son was peddling access. The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway has it right. Facebook’s blatant censorship of the article is “interfering in the presidential election — by censoring media outlets and limiting discussion of today’s breaking news about Biden’s engagement with Burisma.”
But you are not helpless. You can fight the suppression of information by sharing this story and the original NY Post story on every platform you have.
We will update this story as warranted.
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream and co-author, with @JZmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl. And if you aren’t already, please follow The Stream at @Streamdotorg.