Politico confirms Hunter Biden laptop emails after media declared story
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 22 11:21:31 2021
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
Published 18 mins ago
Nearly one year after the Hunter Biden laptop story sparked a political firestorm, Politico confirmed some of the material first reported by
the New York Post in the final weeks of the presidential election.
Politico Playbook published reporting from correspondent Ben
Schreckinger's new book "The Bidens," which delved into the emails that surfaced in the explosive reporting that was ultimately suppressed by
"A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed
he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him
for the chance to meet Joe Biden. The same goes for a 2017 email in
which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy
executives includes the line, ‘10 held by H for the big guy?’" the
Playbook wrote. "Emails released by a Swedish government agency also
match emails in the leaked cache, and two people who corresponded with
Hunter Biden confirmed emails from the cache were genuine."
Politico added, "While the leak contains genuine files, it remains
possible that fake material has been slipped in."
This is a drastic shift in tone from Politico, which ran the October
2020 headline "Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former
intel officials say."