The Washington Examiner has a copy of the hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop. They hired a team of forensic computer retrieval services and they were able to retrieve 168,000 emails that Hunter had deleted. Many of the deleted files were nothing burgers, including system files, application files, or duplicates of user files stored elsewhere on the laptop. But, there were also deleted files that dealt with his business dealings in 2018 and 2019 and some personal things such as the IDs for two government ID cards for people linked 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, is the one who was able to retrieve the deleted emails and such. The fact that the deleted items were on the laptop is just more proof that the laptop is legitimate:
“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.’”
Dimitrelos, examined the hard drive and he assured the Examiner that the hard drive was the sole user of the computer. Republicans put out a report on Hunter Biden that Hunter had paid women money that was from Russia and other Eastern Bloc countries, which in my opinion could be used for blackmail.
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.