Senator Ted Cruz spoke out about an email sent by Hunter Biden to a colleague at Burisma and alleged the correspondence indicates that the younger Biden indicated he had access to classified information. The revelation adds additional information regarding the importance of President Biden’s latest scandal.
Cruz appeared on a Sunday cable show to discuss why the email was “unusual” and how it implies that he had “direct access” to confidential information that could be tied to the president’s mishandling of thousands of records.
“Hunter Biden didn’t write that,” said Cruz to host Maria Bartiromo. “Hunter Biden is not an expert on Ukraine. He’s not an expert on Eastern Europe. He’s not an expert on Russia, but that email did help get him on the board of Burisma. It did help get him paid $83,000 a month because it showed a level of expertise not coming from him but he was getting it from somewhere. That’s clearly from some sort of briefing. We don’t know whether it was a classified briefing or not, but that is the sort of analysis that is often within a classified briefing.”
Cruz continued, “And this email is unusual in the Hunter Biden emails; there’s a level of scholarship and erudition that if it magically appeared, somehow it doesn’t appear in the other emails he’s sending. The obvious question is, what was he cutting and pasting from? What was his source? And it raises the natural inference that Hunter Biden had direct access to these classified documents.”
The email under scrutiny is from 2014. The younger Biden sent the email to Devon Archer, who also served on the board of the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.
Lawmakers note email content shows a level of energy expertise Hunter Biden does not have
Lawmakers have quickly noted the content of the email signifies a level of energy expertise Hunter Biden did not have and alleged he could have had access to classified information. Questions regarding who had access to the classified documents still need to be answered.
“Hunter Biden, at times, declared his residence to be those very same places,” said Cruz. “And so, I believe the natural next step that is necessary is for the FBI to examine the 1,850 plus boxes of documents from Joe Biden’s Senate tenure that’s at the University of Delaware, and I also believe it is critical for the FBI to search Hunter Biden’s homes, home and office residences to make sure there are no classified documents there, given all the evidence that’s piling up. We need to ascertain who’s had access to what and when.”
Yet, another burning question in the scandal remains: Who was funding the records archival?
The University of Delaware has not yet released information on who was financially responsible for maintaining the records, which Senator Cruz said is “unacceptable.”
Bartiromo asked Cruz if China could have directly funded the venture.
“That’s certainly a reasonable inference, it seems,” responded Cruz. “Certainly, when Joe Biden went to Penn, communist China paid millions of dollars to fund what he was doing. Communist China, we also know, paid Hunter Biden and the Biden family millions of dollars, and so there’s a long history of communist China writing checks.”
“The fact that the University of Delaware has tried to keep these documents secret — in fact, it said it’s not going to release any of them until two years after Biden leaves public office — I think that’s unacceptable,” Cruz continued.
However, a National Archives official will answer questions before the committee on Tuesday to help clarify the controversy.
“There’s an entirely different level that we need to know, which is whether any of these classified documents that Joe Biden had illegally, in multiple locations, involved his own family’s business activities and potential corruption, whether they involve Burisma and Ukraine, whether they involve communist China and the entities that were paying the Biden family millions of dollars,” said Cruz.
He continued, “If he, in fact, had classified documents that implicate his own financial well-being, that raises the potential of very serious criminal liability.”