Rudy Giuliani removes concerns that his latest anti-Biden smear is part of a plot of foreign election interference, but a Ukrainian lawmaker who was recently considered a “active Russian agent” by the US Treasury today more details to come.
Andrii Derkach, one of the main players in Giuliani’s long-standing dirt-digging mission against Joe Biden in Ukraine, piggybacks on the former New York mayor’s latest Biden smear – allegedly involving a forgotten laptop. Derkach claimed on Facebook that there was a “second laptop”; with evidence of corruption involving the Biden family.
The claim appears to be muddy water around Giuliani’s latest “smoking” charge against Hunter Biden. He said they came to the spotlight after an undisclosed Delaware computer shop owner found in his possession Biden’s laptop and copied the hard drive before alerting federal authorities and an inexplicable own lawyer. by Giuliani. Now, with Derkach jumping in with claims of a “second laptop,” that means private computer content allegedly connected to Hunter Biden somehow found its way into the hands of three separate parties: A media empire controlled by a Chinese billionaire crowded with Steve Bannon; a random Delaware store owner who was outspoken in his support for Trump; and Derkach, a conspiracy theorist in Ukraine who studied at the Moscow FSB academy.
Derkach wrote on Facebook about the suspicion New York Post report relying on unverified images of emails provided by Trump allies to prove a scheme of corruption by Biden and his son involving the gas company Burisma in Ukraine. He later said there was a second laptop, which was used by “two representatives for the benefit of [Burisma founder Mykola] Zlochevsky. “
“That laptop was provided to law enforcement in Ukraine,” Derkach wrote, adding that Burisma representatives who used the laptop serve as “witnesses in criminal proceedings.” He said witnesses were ready to testify about an international corruption scheme involving Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the gas company board.
It has been reported that Russian intelligence agents were successfully hacked into Burisma computer networks last year, although it is not clear how much they can access and copy.
Despite Team Trump believing the public to be a very high mountain of evidence, neither Joe nor Hunter Biden was charged with any wrongdoing, and prosecutors in Ukraine confirmed months ago that they found no evidence of any. crime.
Derkach is no stranger to the legend of Biden. While appealing to Trump allies like Giuliani during the impeachment trial, he held repeated press conferences in Kyiv claiming proof of corruption of the former vice president, and claiming that Russia did not interfere in elections in 2016, but Ukraine. He was also featured prominently in an “exposé” of the Trumpian One America News Network, and met Giuliani in Kyiv last year as part of their anti-Biden mission. His claims were not held under investigation.
After Derkach was approved by the U.S. Treasury Department in September for working as a foreign operative, Giuliani insisted he did not see “any evidence” to be sure to say whether Derkach was working as a Russian agent or not.
He told The Daily Beast this week that he believes he will be thrown away if his partner in the Biden smearing campaign is an active intelligence operative. “The chance that Derkach is a Russian spy is no better than 50/50,” he said.
But U.S. intelligence officials began warning in the spring of 2019 that Derkach was part of Russia’s efforts to cater to the U.S. presidential election and spread rumors that Biden and his son were involved in evil plans for corruption abroad.
Giuliani’s allegations against Biden have grown significantly since he first began his attack on Trump then assumed in 2020 by claiming the former vice president did not properly coerce a prosecutor in Ukraine. After many “exposés” to the alleged abuse of power by Biden aired on OAN that failed even more to gain much strength, Giuliani shifted his focus to Biden’s son, Hunter, whom he now considers a ” national security risk. “
Strangely, though, Giuliani’s allegations against younger Biden have been pinballed all over the place, from his initial claim that Hunter used access to his father to line up his own pockets, in his personal attack on his admitted struggle with drug abuse, and, perhaps most desperate, his latest smear carried out by Hunter Biden on “disgusting sexual behavior.”