The text messages come from a computer that was abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop and was later seized by the FBI in 2019.
Hunter Biden has said he doesn’t know if the computer once belonged to him.
“How much money do I owe you. Becaause (sic) n***a you better not be charging me Hennessy rates,” said one text from Hunter to his attorney, George Mesires, in 2018.
Another said simply said: “true dat n***a.”
In another chat Hunter told Mesires: “I only love you because you’re black.”
Biden’s lawyer described the text banter between the two as “frivolity.”
Turns out when Joe Biden was telling us what a racist country America is, he had someone very near & dear in mind. https://t.co/15EjQRXXwh
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2021
The messages include one meme where then-vice president Joe Biden is pictured hugging then-president Barack Obama and saying: “You my n***ga, Barack.”
President Biden has sought to make racial justice one of his top priorities in his first term.
The laptop has allegedly revealed other unseemly photos and documents, including emails between Hunter Biden and Chinese and Ukrainian business people seeking influence with the U.S. government, along with pornographic images.
Critics are likely to seize on the new revelations as an example of Biden’s hypocrisy on racial issues.
“In a speech last week on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre in which a white mob killed an estimated 300 black people in Oklahoma,” reports the Daily Mail, “Joe Biden said he had come to ‘fill the silence’”.
“Some injustices are so heinous, so horrific, so grievous, they cannot be buried, no matter how hard people try,” the President said. “Only with truth can come healing.”
It’s unclear if the FBI has found any evidence of wrongdoing as a result of revelations on the laptop, but in December 2020, on the eve of his father’s inauguration as president, it was revealed that the IRS is investigating Hunter’s taxes in relation to his Chinese business dealings.