Hunter Biden spent more than $30,000 on escorts, many of those payments made to entities with Russian email addresses, from November 2018 and March 2019, according to documentation reviewed by The Washington Examiner.
The report said that Biden’s escorts were partly funded by his father, President Joe Biden, who sent Hunter $100,000 across multiple installments in December 2018 and January 2019. The Washington Examiner did not uncover any evidence that Joe knew about his son’s purchases of escort services, while some messages suggest that Hunter misled his father as to what he was spending the money on.
After the Examiner published the results of part of its investigation into records and messages contained on Hunter’s laptop, abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop in 2019, Hunter reportedly emailed a Washington Examiner reporter: “What’s wrong with you?” Hunter did not respond to a request for comment from The Washington Examiner before the article was published Monday. Neither did Hunter’s attorneys nor the White House.
A backup of Hunter Biden’s iPhone found on his laptop contained a number of messages to someone identified as “Eva,” who was affiliated with a foreign escort service called “UberGFE.” UberGFE appears to be located in Kyiv, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. It does business in Russia and the United States, according to information uncovered by the Examiner.
On the evening of January 18, 2019, Hunter Biden negotiated with Eva on the cost of keeping an escort for 16 hours. The price came out to $9,500, which Eva instructed Hunter to wire to an account with a Russian email address. That same evening, Joe Biden’s then-assistant Richard Ruffner sent Hunter $5,000 from Joe’s account and later texted Hunter that $5,000 was all that could be sent “because the weekly limit is $7,500.”
In another transfer, Joe Biden sent his son $20,000 to pay for Hunter to stay in a rehab clinic in New York City. While Hunter told his dad he was checking into the clinic, no documents were found that he had ever visited the facility. Hunter was also struggling with a mountain of debt during that period, at one point showing debts totaling more than $800,000.
“‘We can all sympathize with Biden’s love for his troubled son while recognizing that he was shoveling prodigious sums of money to Hunter Biden when the neon lights were flashing that Hunter was compromised and using the money to become ever more compromised — and with Russia, of all places,’” former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy told the Examiner.
“‘The context here is that Democrats put the country through two years of anxiety on the false, Democrat-fabricated claim that Biden’s predecessor was an agent of the Kremlin,’” McCarthy said. “‘And of course, when compelling evidence arose that Biden is actually entangled in his son’s foreign business dealings, despite having denied even discussing them, Biden apologists responded with their standard deceptive deflection — it’s all Russian disinformation.’”
“‘Now, however, we learn that it was Russian information — Hunter’s reckless payments of thousands of dollars he’d received from his willfully blind father to sordid businesses with Russian email accounts — that Biden apologists were suppressing in the weeks before the 2020 election,’” he continued.
In a cellphone recording located on Hunter’s laptop, Hunter once bragged to a friend that his father would “‘talk about anything that I want him to.’” Hunter made the claim in a December 2018 conversation with British artist Phillipa Horan five months before Joe Biden announced his run for president of the United States.
“‘He’ll talk about anything that I want him to, that he believes in,’” Hunter said at the time. “‘If I say it’s important to me, then he will work a way in which to make it a part of his platform. My dad respects me more than he respects anyone in the world, and I know that to be certain, so it’s not going to be about whether it affects his politics.’”