By: Harshitha B
October 19 2020
While we cannot determine when the photo was taken, the picture of Biden with a crackpipe in his mouth is more likely to be legit based on his history
While we cannot determine when the photo was taken, the picture of Biden with a crackpipe in his mouth is more likely to be legit based on his history On Oct. 14, The New York Post published an 'exclusive' about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his business pursuances in Ukraine. It stated that according to some emails accessed by them, “Hunter Biden introduced his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.” The emails allegedly show that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, sent Hunter Biden on Apr. 17th, 2015, stating, “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some time together. It’s really an honor and pleasure.” The Post reported on another email, which was sent in 2014, and allegedly showed Pozharskyi asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf. The Post reported that they obtained these emails through data recovered from a laptop, which was dropped off at a repair shop in Delaware in Apr. 2019. The shopkeeper told the Post that the person who brought in the laptop for repair never retrieved the laptop or a hard drive on which its contents were stored. The Post also noted that the shop owner couldn’t accurately identify the customer as Hunter Biden but said the laptop had a sticker of the Beau Biden Foundation. The FBI seized the hard drive in Dec. 2019, but before the store owner gave it, he made a copy of the hard-drive which he eventually gave to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello. The Post story had other materials such as Hunter Biden’s intimate photos and text conversations that were taken from his laptop. In an interview with the New Yorker in 2019, it was reported that Hunter spoke to the New Yorker about his struggles with addiction, with both alcohol and drugs.