The FBI allegedly obtained a laptop computer and a hard drive that had emails addressed to and photographs of Hunter Biden, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, according to an alleged subpoena and other documents published on Oct. 14 by the New York Post.
Biden’s campaign challenged aspects of the reporting, including the alleged existence of a meeting with a top official at Burisma Holdings.
The alleged subpoena from the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, dated Dec. 9, 2019, is for an Apple MacBook Pro and an external hard drive.
The subpoena was issued to the owner of an electronics store in Delaware, where the computer was dropped off in April 2019, the store’s owner, who wasn’t named, allegedly told the Post.
The billing information allegedly given for the computer was Hunter Biden’s name and the computer allegedly bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, which was named after Hunter Biden’s late brother. The store’s owner allegedly said the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI after he alerted authorities to them.
The Post said it obtained a copy of the hard drive from Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer.
Giuliani shared the story on Twitter on Oct. 14, promising “much more to come.” During an Oct. 14 appearance on “War Room: Pandemic,” Giuliani said the document release “shows the motive” for Biden’s admission in 2018 regarding Ukraine.
Biden was the Obama administration’s point man on Ukraine, which he confirmed in detail during a talk in 2018.
Biden recounted how in 2015, during a trip to the country, he pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into removing Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin by threatening not to give a $1 billion loan guarantee.
“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden said during a Council on Foreign Relations event. “Well, son of a [expletive]. He got fired.”
“There’s so much evidence against Joe Biden that it is a national scandal that this wasn’t covered years ago,” Giuliani said on Oct. 14.
A spokeswoman for Giuliani declined to give a hard drive copy to The Epoch Times for independent verification.
Trump cited Biden’s comments when defending his 2019 request to Ukraine’s president to have what happened with the Bidens probed, a request that led to the House of Representatives impeaching him in late 2019 because lawmakers argued it was improper.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said the documents show Biden lied when saying he never discussed Hunter Biden’s business deals.
An FBI spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement, “We have no comment, in keeping with our standard practice of neither confirming nor denying the existence of our investigations.”
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware told The Epoch Times via email, “Pursuant to DOJ policy, my office can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.”
An inquiry sent to Hunter Biden’s lawyer wasn’t returned.
Biden’s campaign called a lid, or said the nominee wasn’t appearing in public for the day, a few hours after the story was published.
A spokesperson for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has been probing Hunter and Joe Biden’s past actions, confirmed to The Epoch Times that the committee received an email complaint to its whistleblower account and is working to validate the information.
“There are so many red flags about the Biden family trying to cash in on the Vice President’s position that it can be hard to keep them straight,” committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said in a statement.
“Today’s report raises more questions that must be resolved. What we know for a fact is that Hunter Biden took millions of dollars from foreign nationals including, the wife of the former Mayor of Moscow, people tied to the Chinese Communist Party, and other unsavory characters. Joe Biden needs to finally come clean and tell the truth to the American people about all of these issues, and he needs to do it now.”
Documents published by the Post included alleged emails from Vadym Pozharskyi, at the time an adviser to the board of Burisma Holdings, the Ukranian-based energy company that paid Hunter Biden to sit on its board while his father was vice president of the United States.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some together [sic],” the message allegedly sent by Pozharskyi read.
Pozharskyi didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Joe Biden has said he has never spoken to his son about his business dealings, though Hunter Biden has said he did speak to his father about Burisma.
Jan Jekielek contributed to this report.
Correction: A previous version of this article mischaracterized The Epoch Times’ verification of the claims published by the New York Post. The Epoch Times regrets the errors.