New photographs published by the Washington Free Beacon could spell serious trouble for President Joe Biden.
The outlet obtained the photographs from Hunter Biden's infamous laptop.
"A Washington Free Beacon review of the laptop found four 2017 photographs of Hunter Biden, clad in a white collared shirt and a camouflage baseball cap, behind the wheel of his father's 1967 Corvette Stingray," the Beacon reports.
The outlet continues:
GPS metadata embedded in the photos indicate they were taken within a minute of each other at 6:49 p.m. on July 30 of that year, just outside the president's Wilmington, Del., residence. The photos show Hunter Biden posing in the vehicle beside two young girls. One appears to be his then-12-year-old niece, Natalie Biden. The other could not be identified.
Of particular interest here is not only the photographs but the date of the photographs.
Fox News reports that the photographs are from "the same day of [Hunter Biden's] alleged 'shakedown' messages to a Chinese business partner."
The messages were sent to Henry Zhao, the CEO of Chinese asset management firm Harvest Fund Management. In the now-infamous messages, Hunter Biden wrote:
I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.
President Biden has denied that he was actually there.
Reporter: “How involved were you in your son’s Chinese shake-down text message? Were you sitting there? Were you involved?"
Biden: “No, I wasn’t.”
Reporter: “Were you?”
Biden *yelling*: “No!” pic.twitter.com/dwLwbVQrju
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2023
The significance of this is that if Biden was there then he likely had knowledge of and participated in the questionable international business dealings of his son.
This, in turn, could point to corruption.
The pictures from the Beacon could poke holes in Biden's claim that he was not with his son when his son messaged Zhao.
They do so by apparently showing that both Joe and Hunter Biden were in the same house on the same day.
President Biden's ability to plausibly deny involvement in his son's business appears to be rapidly fading.