Hunter Biden took advantage of his parents’ Wilmington residence to set up shop and conduct international business under the roof. This is the same home where classified documents were recently discovered, some of which dealing with nations the younger Biden had business relationships with.
The president’s son listed the mansion as his home address during his 2017 divorce proceedings from Kathleen Buhle. At one point he even claimed to own the property on a background check form.
When conservatives started asking questions about why Hunter Biden was paying almost $50,000 a month at his father’s house with classified documents in the garage, liberal “fact-checkers” leaped to defend the Bidens, writes @TimJGraham https://t.co/0zra1TrZa2
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) January 28, 2023
And the waterfront property was listed as his home address on various accounts in 2018 and 2019.
Now the classified documents scandal has exploded, with at least 12 such materials discovered on the property in recent weeks. Add to those the approximately 10 found at the Penn Biden Center, and there is a clear link between the papers and Hunter Biden’s access to them.
The New York Post, which originally broke the story of Hunter’s abandoned laptop in the runup to the 2020 presidential election, now reports several texts and conversations from 2018 show his intentions to have his new office at the residence.
The president’s son sent his assistant a message in Dec. 2018 followed up with a photograph of a storage facility on the property with stacks of wooden containers. They conversed on what to do with his office and personal items from his previously rented space.
The Post quoted security experts who said there are glaring risks with having Hunter Biden residing and doing business in a home where mishandled classified documents are haphazardly kept.
WorldStrat President Jim Hanson told the outlet that the presence of the classified materials “makes it much easier to leverage your business operations.” He added that it offered information that others would not have access to.
Former FBI agent Warren Flagg referred to his working out of the home as “outrageous,” observing that the president’s son was “making millions a year with no experience.”
Among those whose interest this arrangement has sparked is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The Republican particularly noted an email Hunter Biden sent to a business colleague that strongly hinted he had access to classified information.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz flatly told host Maria Bartiromo that “Hunter didn’t write that.” The 1,300-word note contained highly detailed information and even predictions on the political situation in Ukraine.
What it did, Cruz declared, was help the president’s son get on the board of Burisma and land a job paying $83,000 per month.
There is so much smoke around Hunter Biden that there is little chance that a blazing fire will not be uncovered. And if a definitive link is established between the president’s son and mishandled classified materials, that smoke will reach the White House.