Email reportedly sent from Biden’s brother to Hunter references Kamala Harris

An email sent by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s brother Jim to Hunter Biden and others regarding a potential business venture with a now bankrupt Chinese conglomerate included the name of Biden’s vice presidential running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, according to a report.

The email, dated May 15, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, is not related to the laptop or hard drive belonging to Hunter Biden that was first reported by The Post, according to the network.

In the correspondence, Jim Biden shares a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects” for the venture with CEFC China Energy Co.

The list included prominent Democratic names such as Sens. Harris (D-Calif), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Virginia Gov. Terry McCauliffe and others.

The email’s subject line read: “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects,” according to the network.

It is unclear if any of the lawmakers listed were ever contacted for any reason related to the email.

Hunter Biden
Hunter BidenKris Connor/WireImage

While the network reports that this email was not related to others, emails obtained by The Post earlier this month showed Hunter Biden pursued lucrative deals involving CEFC China Energy Co.

In an email sent to Hunter dated May 13, 2017, obtained by The Post, details of “remuneration packages” were discussed for six people involved in an unspecified business venture.

Hunter Biden was identified as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” an apparent reference to the bankrupt company.

Aside from Hunter Biden in the email obtained by Fox News, the other recipients were identified as Tony Bobulinski, Rob Walker and James Gilliar.

Bobulinski, who describes himself as a former business partner of Hunter, told The Post’s Michael Goodwin on Thursday that the May 13 email was “genuine.”

That email included an outline of a “provisional agreement” for an unnamed company, under which 80 percent of the “equity,” or shares in the new company would be split equally among four people whose initials correspond to the sender and three recipients, with “H” apparently referring to Biden.

“Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split references “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?” with no further details.

Speaking to Goodwin, Bobulinski confirmed that “the big guy” was, in fact, referring to the 2020 Democrat.

The email was contained in a trove of data that the owner of a computer repair shop in Delaware said was recovered from a MacBook Pro laptop that was dropped off in April 2019 and never retrieved.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris addresses supporters in Asheville, North Carolina.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris addresses supporters in Asheville, North Carolina.Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The computer was seized by the FBI, and a copy of its contents made by the shop owner were shared with The Post.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on the new email including Harris’ name.


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