The hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop has been copied and made available to the Washington Examiner. They contracted a group that specializes in forensic computer recovery services, and the team was successful in recovering 168,000 emails that Hunter had previously destroyed.
Most of the files that were removed from the laptop were unnecessary, such as system files, application files, or copies of user data that were saved in other locations on the device. However, there were additional files that had been erased that related with his business operations in 2018 and 2019 as well as certain personal matters such as the IDs for two government ID cards belonging to people who were connected to Hunter.
Konstantinos “Gus” Dimitrelos, a former Secret Service agent who has testified in over 100 classified court cases, including both criminal and civil cases, was the one who was able to retrieve deleted emails and other information. The fact that the laptop had the items that had been deleted is merely one additional piece of evidence suggesting that the laptop is genuine.
“In order for user-created data — including personal photographs, bank records, invoices, business records, third-party data such as the driver’s licenses of other persons, chat conversations, and medical records, as examples — to exist within the unallocated hard drive space, the computer user would have had to delete the files manually. Any Robert Hunter Biden recovered files in unallocated space was there as a result of deletions by the user ‘roberthunter.’”
The Republicans published a report claiming that Hunter Biden had paid women money that was from Russia and other former Eastern Bloc countries. This money, according to the report, might be used for blackmail.
According to MSN,
Dimitrelos also recovered numerous deleted screenshots of text message conversations with Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle.
One of the screenshots shows that Hunter Biden wired $2,900 to Buhle through Apple Pay on April 19, 2018. He sent Buhle the screenshot later that day after she suggested he hadn’t sent the payment.
Another recovered screenshot is a message from Buhle’s phone showing that David Barboza of the New York Times had reached out and asked her: “I wonder if I can call you about a story I am writing about a Chinese company you may have heard about. I don’t know that you know for sure. But someone suggested I ask you.”
It’s not clear exactly when Barboza contacted Buhle or when she forwarded the screenshot to Hunter Biden.