Recent investigations have found that the current president’s son, Hunter Biden, has demanded a substantial amount of money for providing detailed information on the business practices of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Deripaska is probably better known to our readers as a man who tried to steal a ballpoint pen from Vladimir Putin (probably unknowingly), after which the Russian president ordered him to return the pen in front of the camera and other board members attending the meeting.
The deal, which happened in 2011, was proposed through Hunter’s then-company, Rosemont Seneca, and the buyer would have been the US aluminum giant Alcoa.
This, along with other fragments of Hunter’s drug-ridden past, has been found on the laptop he abandoned at a repair shop in Delaware, which has been in the possession of the FBI since its discovery.
Many media outlets possess a copy of the laptop’s hard drive and a book, written by Miranda Devine, a conservative Australian columnist, focused on the contents of said hard drive, is set to release next month.
Reportedly, Hunter demanded a payment of $25,000 upfront and another $55,000 for more detailed info on Deripaska’s company RUSAL.
During this time, Alcoa was already in a 2-year contract with the Russian metal giant and Hunter might have seen this as an opportunity to make a quick buck.
As it stands, there is still no info whether Alcoa went through with the deal, as the last remaining e-mails only show that Rosemont Seneca offered to lower the initial fees.
Aluminum industry giants and election interferences
Following the allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, the US sanctioned 54 people with close ties to long-time Russian president Vladimir Putin, and among them was Deripaska himself.
Having his residences in Washington and New York raided by FBI agents, he took to the media, slamming American governmental agencies for their actions.
At a loss for words, he stated that the election’s results are the establishment’s fault and that spinning the story about Russian involvement is peak American stupidity.
The Kremlin spoke up on the matter, claimed that the residences raided were not even Deripaska’s, but rather those of his relatives.
Following this, they vocalized their concerns with such invasions of privacy and stated that they will do everything in their power to protect the oligarch’s interests.
News coverage of the events unfolding and Deripaska’s departure from the US
The raids were reported during the same day with on-the-spot reporters from NBC.
An FBI spokesperson insisted that the raids were court-ordered, but Oleg wasn’t buying it.
Sarcastically, he asked whether any huge pile of Putin’s cash was found in the residence, even going as far as comparing the raid teams to the Russian Bolsheviks, as a way of mocking them.
Despite owning a part of RUSAL through shares of its parent company En+ Group, Deripaska gave up control of it as part of a deal that was to remove the US-imposed sanctions on both companies.
Hunter Biden and his team of attorneys refused to comment on the situation when prompted.