Hunter Biden 'used leverage during Obama presidency to help Romanian business tycoon avoid jail,' bombshell emails claim
HUNTER Biden reportedly used leverage during Obama's presidency in an attempt to help a Romanian business tycoon avoid jail, according to bombshell emails.
Emails allegedly obtained from Hunter's laptop show that the president's son reached out to former FBI Director Louis Freeh in an attempt to help out Gabriel Popoviciu, who was facing bribery charges in Romania.
Popoviciu was facing charges for bribing a university official to purchase government-owned land at a greatly reduced price, the Daily Mail reported.
Hunter, who was working for Boies Schiller Flexner LLP at the time, sought Freeh's help on behalf of Popoviciu in a 2016 email, a copy of which was obtained by the Mail.
In the email, Hunter says that he has "grown close" to the client and "he is in my estimation a very good man that's being very badly treated by a suspect Romanian justice system."
Hunter concludes the email by noting that, "Time is of the essence and my client has never balked at bringing whatever team it takes together at whatever cost to obtain justice."
Later emails obtained by the New York Post show that Freeh soon came on board and began plotting ways to get Popoviciu out of the charges with Hunter.
In a July 2016 email, Freeh told the president's son, "I have had conversations with the head of the FBI's Criminal Division and there is a sincere Bureau interest in meeting and debriefing Gabriel [Popoviciu] on other matters he may be willing to discuss."
He also said that he would like "to make a small payment" to Hunter for his "referral" and "continuing work on this matter," noting that a payment was "standard practice."
After Hunter thanked Freeh, the former FBI director said he would be "delighted" to do future work with Hunter, whose father was vice president during Barack Obama's administration at the time.
"I also spoke to Dad [Joe Biden] a few weeks ago and would like to explore with him some future work options," Freeh wrote.
"I believe that working together on these (and other legal) matters would be of value, fun and rewarding."
Despite the scheming, Popoviciu was still sentenced to seven years behind bars in 2017.
In a statement after the sentencing, Freeh said that the verdict was "not supported by either the facts of the law," and that there were "numerous factual and legal deficiencies in the case against Mr Popoviciu."
The former FBI Director then enlisted the help of Donald Trump's personal lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Ironically, Giuliani is the one who initially shared the content of Hunter Biden's laptop with the New York Post last year.
After being enlisted by Freeh, Giuliani reportedly wrote a letter to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis criticizing anti-corruption prosecutions, including Popoviciu's.
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