(TheConservativeNews.org) – Divorce lawyers for Hunter Biden and his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle were aware of money hitting Hunter’s bank account from a “Romania deal,” emails show, appearing to contradict Buhle’s previous claims she had her “head buried in the sand” when it came to Hunter’s finances.
During a press conference Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed Buhle was one of several Biden family members, including Hallie Biden, who received foreign money and that Hunter received over $1 million from Romania.
According to 2016 and 2017 emails from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, divorce lawyers for Hunter and Buhle were aware of payments from a “Romania deal” and discussed how it should be divided among the two parties.
Rebekah Sullivan, who was representing Buhle during the divorce proceedings, appeared frustrated in a Dec. 15, 2016, email to Sarah Mancinelli, Hunter’s lawyer.
“On the disclosures, help me understand why it is taking so long to get this basic information. Hunter’s office confirmed to Kathleen a deposit of more than $120,000 into Hunter’s TD account, as funds from the ‘Romania deal,'” Sullivan wrote.
“There is no reason to continue to delay providing us the TD account statements and all expenses since the end of the last statement,” Sullivan added. “It is more than fair to ask for Hunter immediately to provide Kathleen with half of the $120,000, and immediate disclosure with respect to his TD account.”
After Mancinelli forwarded Sullivan’s email to Hunter, he fired back that it’s “not true that my office confirmed the TD deposit” and accused his soon-to-be ex-wife of spying on him.
“Only two people knew of that and I was one of them,” Hunter told his lawyer. “The only way she possibly knew of that is she has access to all of my texts and emails.”
A month later, Mancinelli emailed Sullivan after consulting with Hunter Biden and his longtime business partner, Eric Schwerin, who would provide edits for her initial draft of the email to Kathleen’s lawyer. Hunter gave the green light after Schwerin’s edits and Mancinelli sent the email, proposing an “interim support and bill paying arrangement,” which included that Buhle receive a portion of the funds from a “Romania” payment that Hunter was expecting.
“Our primary goal with the proposal below is to project for Kathleen the payments that Hunter expects to receive this month and how those funds will be allocated — including funds for retainer payments,” Mancinelli wrote. “Hunter believes a $60,000 ‘Romania’ related payment may come in before the end of January.”
“Should that payment be received, Owasco, P.C. would pay out a bonus in the amount of $60,000 and there would be $34,000 remaining after taxes,” she said, referring to one of Hunter’s many companies.
Mancinelli said $10,000 of the remaining funds would go directly to Buhle, another $10,000 would go toward her legal retainers, $10,338 would go to Hunter and the remaining would go toward two other outstanding debts.
Sullivan countered, saying Hunter should get none of it and that $18,500 should go toward Buhle’s retainers.
As the payment arrangement was being discussed, Schwerin sent an email titled, “Income,” informing Hunter that he made at least $1,295,000 in 2016 from “Owasco, P.C. (representing Burisma and any Romania payments).”
The revelation that Buhle’s divorce lawyer knew about money coming from Romania and that Buhle received thousands of dollars from the country as part of the divorce appears to contradict her claims last year that she was clueless about Hunter’s finances.