Hunter Biden Email At Center Of Scandal Is Authentic, Cybersecurity Expert Claims

In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020.
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A Thursday report from The Daily Caller claimed that the Hunter Biden email at the center of the scandal linked to a laptop that purportedly belongs to him is authentic.

The publication cited Robert Graham, the founder of the cybersecurity firm Errata Security, who was provided with a full copy of an email that Biden received in 2015. The message came from an executive at the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, where he served on the board of directors at the time. The report claimed that the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained the document from a laptop provided to them by Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Wednesday.

The email, which was first revealed by the New York Post, showed the executive discussing a meeting with Biden’s father, Joe Biden, who was serving as vice president at the time.

“Graham, who has been cited as a cybersecurity expert in The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Wired, Engadget and other news and technology outlets, told the DCNF that he used a cryptographic signature found in the email’s metadata to validate that Vadym Pozharsky, an advisor to Burisma’s board of directors, emailed Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015,” the report read.

According to Graham, the only way the email could have been forged is if someone hacked into Google’s servers, located a private key within them, and used it to “reverse engineer” the unique DKIM signature found in the metadata.

Per the Washington Examiner, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, previously claimed that his staff conducted an independent investigation of the emails and determined they were authentic.

“Our staff has had numerous conversations … which have independently confirmed for us that in fact these emails are real, they’re authentic,” he said on Fox News. “We’re confident that that is in fact the case, and that these emails are accurate.”

Joe Biden’s campaign has denied the meeting discussed in the email taking place. His team later suggested it was possible that the Democrat had a casual encounter with Pozharsky.

Hunter Biden attends Usher's New Look Foundation - World Leadership Conference & Awards 2011 - Day 3 at Cobb Energy Center on July 22, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The email was sent before the Democratic presidential nominee pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to oust the country’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was allegedly investigating Burisma.

As The Inquisitr reported, CNN’s Jake Tapper noted that in addition to the elder Biden, the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, Barack Obama’s administration, and pro-clean government activists in Ukraine all pushed for Shokin’s firing.

Ukrainian ex-prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko previously said that the purported embezzlement that took place at the natural gas company happened two or three years before Hunter Biden was on the board. Giuliani notably attempted to have Lutsenko investigate the Bidens in Ukraine, to which the attorney refused, citing jurisdiction.