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Kyle Becker. Media: Explain America.
Leaked emails obtained by the Daily Mail in an exclusive report show that Hunter Biden’s real estate company received a $40 million investment from Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina,
Baturina, who is the corrupt widow of former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov and one of the richest people in all of Russia, was already known to have wired $3.5 million to a company linked to Hunter. Baturina’s brother Viktor Baturin told DailyMail that the investment was “a payment to enter the American market.”
The DailyMail article revealed that Hunter’s business relationship with Baturina was far more extensive than previously known: Her real estate firm sunk $40 million into Hunter Biden’s company Rosemont Realty. Interestingly, the report indicates that the investment was for real estate in major cities across the United States.
In 2012 Hunter’s firm had a $69.7million plan to invest in 2.15million sq ft of office space in seven US cities. Documents outlining the plan said the money came from a mix of investors, including $40million from Inteco Management AG, a Swiss company owned by Baturina. The Inteco group is a plastics and construction behemoth that made Baturina the richest woman in Russia at the time. She has a current net worth of $1.4billion according to Forbes.
Hunter’s lawyer George Mesires previously denied that the money went to the president’s son.
“Hunter Biden had no interest in and was not a co-founder of Rosemont Seneca Thornton, so the claim that he was paid $3.5 million is false,” he told CNN in September 2020.
The report goes on to show that Baturina did not invest her money into real estate solely in major U.S. cities that are established commercial hubs, but also in areas in less densely populated red states:
In 2015 Baturina set up an office in the U.S. to oversee her American investments, the report notes. In 2016 she put $10 million in commercial buildings next to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. But according to the new emails obtained by DailyMail.com, Baturina had already negotiated an investment deal with Rosemont Realty back in 2012 to plow $40million into the purchase of seven office buildings in Texas, Colorado, Alabama, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
The Daily Mail report acknowledged the original source of the leaked emails:
The emails come from a leak obtained by an anti-corruption group, the Kazakhstani Initiative on Asset Recovery. The emails were sent to Kenes Rakishev, a Kazakh businessman worth more than $950million, who became friends and business partners with Hunter.
Rakishev was photographed with Hunter and then-Vice President Joe Biden at an infamous meeting at Cafe Milano in Washington DC in 2015. Baturina and her husband, who died in 2019, were also invited to the gathering of Hunter’s business associates to meet his powerful father.
Hunter’s friend and partner in Rosemont Realty, Devon Archer, was trying to get Rakishev to invest in their US office building venture alongside Baturina and emailed him details of the deal in May 2012.
Hunter Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer urged the Kazakh Rakishev to get in on the juicy investment.
“I know you mentioned you were less interested in real estate but this is a deal we’re closing next month and it’s just too attractive not to share,” Archer wrote to Rakishev in one leaked email.
“Inteco, who I know you know, is taking a significant equity piece… We’d love to have you on board,” he added.
The Hunter Biden story may be one of the most open-and-shut cases of political corruption in modern times. This is due mainly to a number of media outlets’ possession of the Hunter Biden laptop hard drive and its contents, in addition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which continues to sit on the evidence.
The leaked emails add to what we already know: It wasn’t Donald Trump or his son Donald Trump who were capitalizing on corrupt and politically compromising business deals with the Russians, it was the Bidens.
It wasn’t Donald Trump or his son Donald Trump Jr. who pushed Russian disinformation onto the American people to rig an election, it was Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
This Hunter Biden story is yet another example that when it comes to the Democrats’ corruption, you can always tell what they are up to by what they are accusing their political opponents of doing.