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Jon Stewart slams Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian business ties as ‘corruption’




Comedian and liberal icon Jon Stewart called Hunter Biden’s past role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company “corrupt from the start.”

The 59-year-old left-leaning comedian made the candid remark about President Biden’s son in an episode of his “The Trouble with Jon Stewart” podcast released Wednesday.

Stewart and his guest, British journalist Gabriel Gatehouse, were discussing how Hunter’s infamous abandoned laptop – exhibited by The Post in 2020 – was initially downplayed and branded a conspiracy theory by the mainstream media ahead of the election .

While the host appeared to dismiss the contents of the laptop, he said the 52-year-old first son’s involvement on the Burisma board – for which he was paid $1 million a year, according to the bills found on the laptop – was “corrupt on its Face.”

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Comedian Jon Stewart made the candid remark about President Biden’s son, Hunter, in an episode of his “The Trouble With Jon Stewart” podcast released Wednesday.
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“I don’t need a laptop with a shred of circumstantial evidence,” Stewart said.

“Now tying Joe Biden to this is going to take some time to dig into. And if it’s real, you know, that’s one thing,” he added, referring to claims that Biden was aware of his son’s controversial deals.

“But the idea that nepotism would allow much larger sums of money to flow through the hands of unqualified people, to be in the positions that they’ve been accepted into because you think those countries are trying to buy influence.

“Welcome to the fucking world. And I think, I think that’s a huge deal on the face of it. Forget about any secret laptops.

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Stewart called Hunter’s place on the board “corrupt from the start”.

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Stewart and his guest were discussing Hunter’s now famous laptop.

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Hunter was paid more than $1 million a year while serving on Burisma’s board.

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Stewart dismissed some evidence related to Joe Biden as circumstantial.

Stewart went on to describe some of the evidence discovered on the laptop – including an email noting “10% to the big guy” – as “circumstantial at best”.

He was referring to emails from a deal Hunter and his associates made with Chinese energy company CEFC China Energy Co., including one that mentioned a potential cut for then-Vice President Joe Biden. .

An email sent to Hunter by one of its business partners, James Gilliar, on May 13, 2017, described the “remunerations” of six people involved in an unspecified business venture with the Chinese conglomerate.

The plan included a 10% share proposal passed on by Hunter for “the big guy” – a reference that a former Hunter business partner, US Navy veteran Tony Bobulinksi, has since claimed was referring to Joe Biden.