Rudy Giuliani Cites Smoking Gun Evidence Joe Biden Led 'Racketeering' Operation
Former New York prosecutor reveals evidence from Hunter Biden's laptop
Rudy Giuliani has cited smoking gun evidence from Hunter Biden's laptop that allegedly proves Democrat Joe Biden led an international "racketeering" operation with his family members.
Giuliani, who first rose to prominence as the bulldog prosecutor who took down New York City's Mafia bosses in the 1980s, highlighted the evidence during a Thursday interview.
In a Christmas Day 2018 message to a daughter, Hunter Biden complains that he doesn't "receive any respect" after having "paid for everything for this family" for "30 years."
Joe Biden's son then writes: "But don’t worry, unlike Pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary."
Giuliani discussed the evidence during a Thursday interview with Steve Bannon on the "War Room" show.
He reveals that he received the contents of the hard drive in the summer of 2020 when a representative for the owner of the shop where Hunter Biden abandoned it reached out to him after having given a copy to the FBI and seeing no progress.
"The evidence against Joe Biden in the hard drive is stronger than the evidence against Hunter Biden," Giuliani said.
As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in the 1980s, Giuliani used racketeering charges to successfully prosecute members of the Mob as well as corrupt operatives on Wall Street, as WND reports.
He noted that in a racketeering case you have to prove ongoing criminal activity.
"I never had a piece of evidence like this," he said, referring to the Hunter Biden Christmas Day message in comparison to evidence in cases he prosecuted.
In that message, Giuliani explained that a "co-conspirator," Hunter Biden, is describing "the racketeering enterprise."
In light of Hunter Biden's role in the family enterprise, Giuliani said he places the responsibility for Hunter Biden's acknowledged and well-documented addictions, including cocaine and prostitutes, on Joe Biden himself.
Hunter Biden has been under investigation by the U.S. attorney for Delaware since at least 2018.
CBS News' Catherine Herridge reported Wednesday that the investigation, which began as a tax inquiry, expanded into a federal probe, involving the FBI and IRS.
It's now looking at tax evasion, money laundering, and possible violations of foreign lobbying laws.
CNN's Evan Perez reported Wednesday that the investigation "has gained steam in recent months, with a flurry of witnesses providing testimony to federal investigators and more expected to provide interviews in the coming weeks, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter."
WATCH (See Giuliani's remarks on the Hunter Biden investigation beginning at 8:40):
At the White House on Thursday, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield was asked about Joe Biden's view of his son's business dealings in light of the reversal in reporting by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others.
"During the last presidential debate, then-Vice President Biden was asked if there was anything inappropriate or unethical about his son’s relationships, business dealings in China and/or Ukraine," a reporter asked.
"The president said nothing was unethical.
"He went on to say my son has made money in terms of this thing about what you're talking about, China.
"Does the White House stand by that comment that the then-vice president made?"
"We absolutely stand by the president's comment," she replied.
Bedingfield added that she doesn't speak for Hunter Biden, "so there's nothing more I can say about that."
Another reporter asked if Joe Biden has read the reports on his son.
"I don't have anything additional to add on this," she replied.