The son of President Donald Trump, Eric Trump, said that Democratic candidate Joe Biden is keeping a low profile on the campaign trail because he fears he will not be able to answer questions about the possible corruption involving him and his son Hunter. “He is hiding from one of the biggest scandals in American history,” he said.
In a dialogue with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, the Eric Trump said that unlike his father, Joe Biden “hasn’t left his house” to campaign with less than two weeks before the presidential election.
“He is hiding from one of the biggest scandals in American history,” he said, referring to content leaked to the press from a laptop computer belonging to Hunter Biden, son of former vice president under Barack Obama.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the hard drive from the controversial laptop was obtained from the owner of a Delaware computer repair shop.
Its content, which Giuliani provided to The New York Post and from there took on media prominence, includes emails that show spurious business ties between Joe Biden and his son, who took advantage of his father’s position as vice president to do business with Ukraine and China, among other countries.
“The kid’s getting money from Russia, he’s getting money from the Ukraine, and he’s getting money from China, and now it’s Kazakhstan and Romania and other places, and he knows he can’t answer these questions,” Eric explained.
The president’s son’s comments come after it became clear that the FBI not only already has possession of Hunter’s laptop hard drive, but the agency also denied that the leaked emails are part of a “Russian disinformation campaign,” as the Democrats put it.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) claimed that the documents were a “smear” on Biden that came “from the Kremlin.” However, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, confirmed that such a statement is false since there is no evidence from the intelligence services to support such a claim.
“It’s funny that some of the people that complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence,” Ratcliffe told Fox Business on Monday, Oct. 19.
“And unfortunately, it is Adam Schiff who said the intelligence community who as you pointed out on Friday said that the intelligence community believes the Hunter Biden laptop and emails on it are part of a Russian disinformation campaign,” he added.
Ratcliffe was blunt about it, “Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that, because there is no intelligence that supports that.”
In that dialogue, the DNI also confirmed that the FBI is in possession of the hard drive.
Likewise, police sources have confirmed that the emails in question are real, including one in which Ukrainian official Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for inviting him to meet his father.
According to Robert Costello, Giuliani’s lawyer, the hard drive contains some 40,000 emails, thousands of text messages, photographs, and videos from Hunter in “very compromising positions.”
The Delaware computer shop owner said he copied data from his laptop after the former vice president’s son turned it in for repair. According to Costello, he gave a copy of the documents and images to the FBI in December 2019 after seeing the disturbing content on Hunter’s MacBook Pro.
Also, from the copy that Giuliani received, the former mayor gave a part of those documents to the New York Post and this media disseminated some of the material, including images and videos showing sexual acts and heavy drug use.
The former mayor of New York assured during an interview on the program “Fox & Friends,” that the “confidential information” and the photos on the hard drive are “disgusting” and will “shock the hell out of you.”
“They reveal federal crimes, they reveal disgusting sexual behavior, and then they reveal sexual behavior, and then they reveal numerous times where he has totally gone on crack, which means he spent most of the last five years on crack, and who would pay this man $2 much less $10 million if is he a crack addict?” he wondered.
A recent Fox News report verified with one of the recipients of these emails that Hunter Biden and his father, Joe, received $20 million and $10 million respectively from CEFC China Energy Co. a financial services and oil and gas company.
Earlier this week, the Senate Homeland Security Committee began an investigation into Hunter Biden’s leaked emails from his laptop.
On Tuesday, documents were leaked that appeared to show Hunter Biden’s signature on a receipt from a Delaware computer store where he left laptops that included details of his international business.
“They have his laptop, they have the receipt with Hunter’s cell phone number on it and his signature on it, you have people on these emails that are corroborating these emails,” Eric Trump said.
President Trump has already ordered Attorney General William Barr to act quickly and appoint a special attorney to investigate the Biden family’s corruption allegations.
Ten days after the news broke, the Bidens have not denied the authenticity of the documents.