Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) made an explosive claim Tuesday about a Hunter Biden email from 2014 that “suspiciously” seemed to contain classified information.
The Republican said the then-vice president’s son sent the message on April 12, 2014 to one of his business partners. Johnson noted the communication bore similarities to documents the State Department provides senators for international travel.
Here is a screenshot of Hunter Biden’s original 22-point Ukraine email cited in the column. Note the strategic detail. pic.twitter.com/kt6GNdQD85
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) January 23, 2023
Johnson told Fox News that the message “reads like one of those scene-setters — highly detailed information in terms of Ukraine.”
Hunter Biden’s email made quite specific predictions about coming events in the country. One was that Petro Poroshenko would be voted in as Ukraine’s president the next month, and another foretold that the East would likely experience “some sort of decentralization.”
The younger Biden continued with his pointed observations over Ukrainian and international politics. He said if decentralization does not occur, then Moscow will continue its “destabilization campaign, which could lead to a full-scale takeover of the eastern region, most critically Donetsk.”
The 1,300-word email is garnering much attention in that it is far longer and more detailed than anything else found on Biden’s infamous abandoned laptop. New York Post columnist Miranda Devine made some notable observations this week over its likely origin.
For example, she recommended that the message be “cross-matched” with classified materials concerning Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Iran found in President Biden’s Delaware home. Fox News host Tucker Carlson observed that the email read like nothing else on the laptop.
However, he said it could easily be mistaken for a State Department memo. Carlson also pointed out that Hunter used the diplomatic “RU” designation for the Russian Federation.
Interestingly, Devine noted that the email was sent just a week before the elder Biden was to sit down with then-Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. She also said that the note came at a critical time in Hunter Biden’s life.
This was just a month before he joined the Burisma board, and Devine reported that he was in desperate need of money to feed his drug habit. Burisma was about to pay Hunter $83,000 for doing very little, but access to classified materials, she said, would significantly raise his value.
If the president’s son had access to classified documents now known to have been haphazardly kept in a garage, the damage to national security may be significant. Devine is right, and an expert comparison between the suspicious email and recovered materials should be undertaken.