(DCWatchdog.com) – More and more dirty secrets are being exposed about Hunter Biden’s foreign business affairs as a newly leaked email shows he told his business partner Devon Archer to get a burner phone before both joined the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company mired in corruption.
The revelation that President Joe Biden’s son tried to hide his potential crimes comes after, on Monday, Archer spoke in closed-door congressional testimony.
He confirmed that Hunter routinely used his father to influence foreign business partners by directly putting him on the phone.
“Buy a cell phone from a 7/11 or CVS tmrw [tomorrow] and ill do the same,” Hunter, now 53, wrote Archer at the end of a lengthy email sent late on the evening of April 12, 2014, The New York Post reports.
The email was written when Archer was appointed to the board of Burisma, which was owned by pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, now wanted by Ukraine for corruption.
According to an FBI informant file exposed by House Republicans, Zlochevsky bribed Joe and Hunter Biden with $5 million each while the then-US vice president got a Ukrainian prosecutor fired for daring to investigate Burisma for corruption.
Hunter Biden was appointed to the same board weeks later, in May 2014, with a $1 million annual salary, and ended up serving a full five-year term.
“[Hunter’s burner phone advice to Archer is] raising questions about whether the devices were used to conduct additional shady business involving the now-first son,” The Post comments.
It notes that three days after the above-cited email was sent, Archer met with Joe Biden, the then-US vice president, at the White House, according to visitor logs.
Precisely a month after the email, the now-defunct Burisma announced that Hunter Biden had become part of its board of directors.
According to a source familiar with Archer’s congressional testimony, he said he and Hunter used the burner phones for international calls since major US cellphone companies didn’t have “convenient global calling plan add-ons” at the time.
Yet, The Post stressed that an analysis of the first son’s abandoned “laptop from hell” showed he used at least 16 private messaging apps, many of which were highly encrypted.
“[This] suggest[s Hunter Biden] was willing and able to use technology to conceal potentially damaging information,” the report concluded.