Rudy Giuliani told Newsmax on Tuesday that he sent alleged sexually explicit materials involving underage girls from Hunter Biden to the Delaware State Police.
The text message and photos discussed by Giuliani, a personal lawyer to President Trump and former New York City mayor, appear to have been found in a laptop hard drive that purportedly belonged to the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now the Democratic presidential nominee.
“There’s a text message to [Hunter’s] father in which he says the following, and he’s discussing his sister-in-law, who, for quite some time, was his lover,” Giuliani said, setting up the background of the email. “He says, ‘She told my therapist that I was sexually inappropriate.’ This would be with an unnamed, 14-year-old girl.”
The “sister-in-law” to which Giuliani referred appears to be Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s brother Beau whom Hunter reportedly dated for a time until the spring of last year. Giuliani, who went on to read more of the message, added that it was “supported by numerous pictures of underage girls.”
The materials, said to be obtained by Giuliani earlier this month from a computer shop in Delaware, were first reported by the New York Post last week.
Neither the Biden campaign nor Hunter Biden has denied any other element of the emails story, which, up until now, had only shed light on the younger Biden’s foreign business ventures and struggle with drugs, though the former vice president has called it part of a “smear campaign.”
In the interview with Newsmax, Giuliani also said there is a memo from Hunter Biden’s laptop describing how “three Chinese communists” were sending money to “the big guy,” which Giuliani says was in reference to Joe Biden.
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Biden campaign and Hunter Biden’s lawyer for comment on Giuliani’s latest claims but did not immediately receive a response.
Reached by phone on Tuesday evening, a representative with the Delaware State Police was unable to confirm or deny whether Giuliani had handed over the materials on Monday, as he had claimed.
A Business Insider report described faint handwriting on a subpoena served last year to a Delaware business that was given a water-damaged MacBook Pro to repair but was never retrieved and a hard drive with its contents. The hardware purportedly contained data about foreign business dealings and other matters related to Hunter Biden.
The subpoena appeared to show the FBI agent who served it was someone named “Joshua Wilson.” There was a Joshua Wilson, according to a Star-Ledger report published last year, who was an FBI agent based in New Jersey who spent nearly five years investigating child pornography, but it remains unclear if this is the same Wilson and what exactly the bureau was investigating.
John Paul Mac Isaac, the computer store owner in Delaware who claims he copied the hard drive of the laptop that he later gave to Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, told reporters last week he “did not see” child pornography on the hardware.
Republicans, including Trump, have repeatedly raised the younger Biden’s foreign business ventures as being ripe for corruption that could stem all the way to his father.
Many Democrats and former intelligence officials have speculated that the contents of the hard drive cannot be trusted because they are tied to a Russian disinformation campaign. However, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Monday that he didn’t believe the news related to the laptop and emails are connected to the Kremlin. The Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday that the Justice Department and FBI also don’t believe that the contents of Hunter Biden laptop are tied to a Russian disinformation effort.