The former Kazakhastan intelligence chief, whom Hunter Biden once described as his “close friend,” was arrested by Kazakh authorities last week for high treason.
Karim Massimov, who has been seen with both Hunter Biden and President Joe Biden, was fired from his post as chairman of the Kazakhstan National Security Committee last Thursday and arrested shortly thereafter. His arrest came amidst violent protests that have resulted in thousands of other arrests and dozens of deaths.
Breaking: this photo appears to have been taken at Cafe Milano showing then VP Joe Biden with two Kazakhstani guests from Hunter’s 2015 dinner to introduce his clients to dad. L-R – oligarch Kenes Rakishev, Hunter, Joe, PM Karim Massimov https://t.co/ywWPhL3T3f PIC.TWITTER.COM/WO5XAVOH02
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) May 28, 2021
Hunter Biden worked with Massimov closely while he served on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian oil company, according to records obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop. The records show Hunter Biden set up multiple meetings with Massimov on behalf of Burisma executives. In one meeting, which took place in Kazakhstan, Hunter Biden ditched his Secret Service security detail to travel to the meeting by himself.
Hunter Biden also described Massimov as “a close friend” in a 2016 email.
Massimov is far from the only shady foreign official Hunter Biden has been tied to. Other records obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop show he was linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who was raided by the FBI last October.
“Deripaska has been investigated for money laundering and has been accused of threatening the lives of business rivals, illegally wiretapping a government official, and taking part in extortion and racketeering,” said the Treasury Department in a press release after the raid.
“There are also allegations that Deripaska bribed a government official, ordered the murder of a businessman, and had links to a Russian organized crime group,” the release added.