Ukraine Seizes a 'Second Laptop' Linked to Hunter Biden, Lawmaker Reveals
Andrii Derkach says latest hard drive holds further evidence of Biden corruption
A "second laptop" linked to Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, has been seized in Ukraine, according to a top Ukrainian lawmaker.
Andrii Derkach says the device was retrieved by "Ukrainian law enforcement" from Hunter's Ukraine business contacts and claims that it contains further evidence of alleged corruption involving the Bidens.
Derkach posted to Facebook about the bombshell "second laptop" over the weekend, according to The Daily Beast.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has said foreign sources did not provide the Hunter Biden explosive emails that were first reported last week.
The laptop, containing the correspondence and intimate photos, was left abandoned in a Delaware repair shop and the store owner gave a copy of the hard drive to Giuliani's lawyer.
During investigations into alleged Biden corruption in foreign countries, Derkach has been one of Giuliani's principal contacts in Ukraine.
Now Derkach claims to have seized a second laptop, used by "two representatives for the interests of [Burisma founder Mykola] Zlochevsky."
Hunter served on the board of directors at Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
In the post, Derkach says that the laptop "was given to Ukrainian law enforcement" and that Burisma representatives are now serving as "witnesses in criminal proceedings."
The Ukrainian parliamentarian said: "The facts that confirm international corruption are stored on the second laptop.
"This laptop was handed over to Ukrainian law enforcement officers, and the 'workers' themselves are now witnesses in criminal proceedings."
Derkach says the workers are "ready to tell" about international corruption involving the Bidens.
He warns: "But most importantly!
"These are not the last witnesses or the last laptop."
Giuliani, who took down New York's Mafia bosses as a US prosecutor in the 1980s, has not been shy about discussing his foreign contacts, including with Derkach.
Derkach in recent months has leaked recordings of calls Biden had as vice president with Ukraine's then-leader, audio the Biden campaign contends is heavily edited.
Last week, the New York Post published emails and photographs that the outlet claimed were contained on a laptop owned by Hunter Biden, which he apparently never collected from the repair store.
The hard drive was retrieved by a third-party from the shop owner and then sent to Giuliani.
The messages suggested that Hunter Biden had arranged for a top executive at Burisma to meet his father in person, when he was vice-president and in charge of US policy with Ukraine.
Biden's campaign and a lawyer for Hunter Biden said they had no "official" record of such a meeting taking place.
They have not addressed the authenticity of the emails.
In the emails published by the Post, Hunter Biden is shown pursuing a lucrative deal involving China's largest private energy company, saying in one message that the proposed deal would be "interesting for me and my family," before discussing remuneration packages.
The FBI is reportedly conducting an investigation into the allegations, though the agency has refused to speak publicly on the matter.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon said Sunday everything that has come to light from Hunter Biden's hard drive is true.
He said Hunter's lawyer tried to email the repair shop to get the laptop back and has since then contacted Bannon and his team to retrieve the sensitive hard drive.
"Hunter Biden's lawyer has come to us both with phone calls and with emails saying, 'hey, I've got to get the hard drive back'," Bannon said.
"This is not some Russian intelligence operation; they admit it's their hard drive," he continued in proving the validity of the information found on the laptop.
"We have the emails from the lawyer, if we need to release them, we'll release them."
Trump weighed in on Hunter's emails on Twitter Sunday and gave his Democratic rival a new nickname: "10% Joe."
Hunter Biden’s laptop is a disaster for the entire Biden family, but especially for his father, Joe. It is now a proven fact, and cannot be denied, that all of that info is the REAL DEAL. That makes it impossible for “50%, or 10%” Joe, to ever assume the office of the President!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2020
"Hunter Biden's laptop is a disaster for the entire Biden family, but especially for his father, Joe," Trump said.
"It is now a proven fact, and cannot be denied, that all of that info is the REAL DEAL," he added.
"That makes it impossible for '50%, or 10%' Joe, to ever assume the office of the President!"