By R. Cort Kirkwood
Hunter Biden’s famous laptop yielded another revelation about the “president-elect’s” son last week, but once again the media mostly ignored it.
Biden The Younger didn’t report $400,000 from Burisma Holdings on his 2014 income tax return, NBC News reported.
Burisma Holdings is the energy company that hired Biden despite his complete lack of knowledge about the energy business and his record as a drug addict.
And Burisma is also the nexus of the Biden-Burisma influence peddling scheme. In 2016, then Vice President Joe Biden forced Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma, which employed Hunter at the time.
Though the connection between Biden senior’s move against the prosecutor and his son’s employment at Burisma is obvious, the media called suggestions of influence peddling a “debunked conspiracy theory.”
And now, they’re ignoring another Biden scandal: filing a false tax return.
The report from NBC is clear and succinct: Hunter Biden cheated on his taxes:
Hunter Biden’s former business partner sent him an email in 2017 saying he did not disclose on his tax returns $400,000 in income from the Ukrainian natural gas company where he sat on the board, according to a copy of the email obtained by NBC News.
The message from Eric Schwerin, then president of Rosemont Seneca Partners, says Hunter Biden would need to “amend” his 2014 returns to reflect the “unreported” income, according to the copy of the email.
“In 2014 you joined the Burisma board and we still need to amend your 2014 returns to reflect the unreported Burisma income,” says the email dated Jan. 16, 2017.
The email goes on to note that Hunter Biden, who is now the subject of a federal tax probe, netted more than $1.2 million for the year. The earnings include the $400,000 from Burisma as well as income from Rosemont Seneca Advisors and a legal firm.
NBC received the email from Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello. Costello’s copy came from the hard drive of Biden’s now famous laptop.
NBC did not know what Hunter Biden did about the tax problem. Nor did it explain how Biden’s tax accountant — it’s safe to say he has one — made the mistake if that is what the omission was. Or did Biden try to hide the income? Unsurprisingly, his attorney clammed up.
Biden owed interest and penalties on the unpaid taxes. If he has not amended the false return, those fees have grown substantially.
Last week, The New American again reported that Biden is the target of a federal money-laundering probe.
As CNN described the probe, ongoing since 2018, “investigators appear to be focused on Hunter Biden’s business activities connected to China. Some of his business dealings in China are publicly known through interviews and documents released in September by Senate Republicans on the Finance Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.”
After his father left office in 2017, Hunter Biden worked on securing a deal with CEFC China Energy to invest in US energy projects, according to documents released by Republicans.
At least one of the matters investigators have examined is a 2017 gift of a 2.8-carat diamond that Hunter Biden received from CEFC’s founder and former chairman Ye Jianming after a Miami business meeting, one person briefed on the matter said. In 2019, Biden provided the New Yorker magazine an account of receiving the diamond from Ye. He told the New Yorker that he felt uncomfortable receiving the diamond and gave it to other associates, and that he doesn’t know what they did with it. “I knew it wasn’t a good idea to take it. I just felt like it was weird,” he said in his New Yorker interview.
Well, the other “weird” thing is why CEFC, an energy company, would partner with a manifestly unqualified dope fiend. Maybe for the same reason Burisma hired him: his last name.
That said, more news about the Biden-China Connection surfaced on Wednesday. Fox News published the contents of more emails that connect the Bidens to Communist China, as TNA reported.
Those emails confirm testimony from Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski. He met with Joe Biden to outline his work for the family in its joint venture with the Chinese Reds. That company was called Sinohawk.
The Bidens’ Asiatic adventures aside, the laptop’s revelations include these:
- E-mails that connect Joe Biden, through Hunter, to the Biden-Burisma influence-peddling scheme;
- E-mails that connect Joe Biden, through Hunter, to Chinese operatives;
- Sensitive information about U.S. officials;
- Photos of underage girls;
- Photos of a stoned Hunter Biden, with records that he spent $11,400 at a strip joint and $21,000 spent on live-cam porn.
What federal agents have done about the photos of underage girls and Biden’s illegal drug use is unknown.