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An email uncovered from what is purported to be the laptop belonging to Hunter Biden shows something deeply disturbing involving Biden and an FBI director when Biden was Vice President of the United States.
Former FBI director Louis Freeh deposited a whopping $100,000 into a private trust for the grandchildren of Biden, The Daily Mail reported.
Freeh also spoke with then-Vice President Biden in 2016 ‘to explore with him some future work options’, according to the bombshell communications
The emails suggest Freeh was trying to establish a future business relationship with Biden – and the White House has failed to disclose to DailyMail.com whether Joe Biden discussed private business with Freeh while in office.
According to the messages, obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, the former FBI director was working for three foreign businessmen and officials at the time, who were all later convicted of various corruption charges, including a multi-billion-dollar ransacking of a Malaysian wealth fund.
Freeh himself was not implicated in those charges
The 71-year-old, who served as FBI director under Bill Clinton and George Bush, ran a consultancy firm with highly controversial clients including a now-jailed Malaysian prime minister who stole billions of dollars from his country, a Romanian real estate tycoon convicted of bribery, and a French-Israeli diamond magnate later convicted of bribery and a $145 million property graft.
The former FBI director told Hunter in the email that he had discussed working on private ventures with him when Biden was no longer vice president.
“I also spoke to Dad a few weeks ago and would like to explore with him some future work options,” he said. “I believe that working together on these (and other legal) matters would be of value, fun and rewarding.”
He mentioned the idea again in a month and informed Hunter that he was working with the man who was the Malaysian prime minister at the time, Najib Raza, who was in the middle of his own financial fraud scandal that eventually led to him receiving a 12 year prison sentence.
“I would like to talk with you and Dad about working together next year,” he said to Hunter.
“No doubt both he and you have many options and probably some which are more attractive than my small shop.
“As you know, we have both a law firm and ‘solutions/investigations’ group with a very good brand, DC and DEL (and NYC) offices, and a profitable and interesting global practice (eg., I’m currently representing the Malaysian PM and his family).
“So if it’s something which interests you both, let’s talk about it at some point. I’m very flexible and we could set it up as an equity-share or whatever works best. It would certainly be an honor to work with you both,” he said.
At the same time he was discussing the potential business deals with Hunter he deposited $100,000 to a trust for the children of the late Beau Biden.
“As you know, our family foundation made a $100K contribution to Hallie’s children’s trust last year,” he said in the April 2017 email.
“My accountants (PWC) now advise that since the grant did not go to a 501(c) organization [a charity], it was not a proper foundation gift.
“So we’ve been in touch with the IRS and PWC and want to correct the situation as follows: I’ll make a new $100k gift to Haley’s trust, and Hallie’s trust will reimburse the foundation by paying it $100k.
“Sorry for the extra burden. Best regards and warm regards to Hallie, Dad and Mom.” He said.
“Thanks so much and of course no burden at all. Speak to you soon. Hunter,” Hunter said.
But a month before that Freeh asked Hunter for Joe Biden’s contact information to discuss “profitable matters” and Hunter gave them to him.
“I say [saw] Dad in St Joe’s and the 900a today and he said hi walking back from communion–I didn’t get the chance to return greetings,” he said in an email on March 12 2017.
“If you have his cell and a personal email, I’d like to have his contacts (will protect). I would still like to persuade him to associate with me and FSS [Freeh’s firm Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP] —as we have some very good and profitable matters which he could enhance with minimal time,” he said.
Hunter responded by giving the former FBI director his dad’s personal cell, and an email address for Joe’s staffer Kathy Chung.
“He rarely ever uses email. [Chung’s email address] is also the best way to make sure he gets the message. That’s Kathy whom you have met,” he said.