The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Hunter Laptop Reveals Dirty Wikipedia Move
Latest revelations from Hunter Biden’s laptop showed that the first son hired a public relations firm to whitewash his public image on Wikipedia.
Hunter Biden's emails show that he worked extensively w/secretive PR firms to scrub Wikipedia for himself & his Ukrainian clients. The consultants used fake accounts to edit unflattering details, add positive spin. One added "minor mistakes" to make edits appear more realistic. pic.twitter.com/dHwq08TleH
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) August 15, 2023
According to the email, Hunter and his business associates worked with several digitally focused public relations firms to make his personal Wikipedia entry and Ukrainian energy firm Burisma’s entry appear more favorable. The PR firms were brought in to change the first son’s work history with Burisma and his previous experience. The firm also strongly emphasized Hunter’s charitable work with the World Food Programme.
NEW: Hunter Biden worked with multiple PR firms to secretly edit his Wikipedia page in order to improve his image and remove criticism of his Burisma board seat, according to emails from his laptop archive @DailyCaller
— James Lynch (@jameslynch32) August 16, 2023
In May 2014, Hunter and his partners hired FTI Consulting to boost Burisma’s public relations strategy. The email showed that Hunter hired FTI shortly after being appointed to the Ukrainian energy firms’ board.
Hunter also worked with Eric Schwerin and FTI consultant Ryan Toohey to improve his personal. Schwerin is one of Hunter’s business partners and president of the first son’s investment firm used to launder money, Rosemont Seneca Partners.
“Ryan- below is a start. Eric is my partner and cc’d- he’s going to make additional edits. Also this doesn’t include anything I’ve done professionally in the past seven years including being of counsel to Boies Schiller or Chairman of Rosemont Seneca Partners,” Hunter Biden emailed Schwerin and Toohey on May 22, 2014, while suggesting edits to his Wikipedia entry.
Toohey then emailed Hunter Biden and Schwerin a link with the first son’s updated Wikipedia entry on May 29, 2014.
Several accounts worked on editing Hunter Biden’s Wikipedia page, including “AmeliaChevalier.” AmeliaChevalier edited Hunter’s page on May 28, 2014, removing the first son’s links to Ponzi scheme financier Allen Stanford while replacing them with his work for the World Food Program affiliation.
One of the firms, FTI Consulting, appears to have used a fake account to delete embarrassing ties b/w Hunter and convicted Ponzi scheme financier Allen Stanford. FTI has a long history of "astroturf" lobbying, including making fake Facebook accounts to spy on activists. pic.twitter.com/d7MLdVc16r
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) August 15, 2023
Several anonymous accounts edited Hunter’s page over the next few weeks, with one user deleting criticisms of Hunter Biden’s work for Burisma.
“Please see attached a document that shows a recent edit made to Hunter’s Wikipedia page,” Toohey wrote in an email to Hunter and Burisma executives. “A German-based user deleted the entire section on Burisma. There was no editorializing, just editing to cut that piece. We are going to edit it back to include that piece but limit the positive references to Burisma’s reserves and production and just state the facts of the appointment.”
BREAKING: House Oversight released a new memo showing the Bidens took millions from Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh oligarchs. The committee has found more than $20 million in payments from foreign partners to the Biden family and its associates @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/HrJAXD3ysp
— James Lynch (@jameslynch32) August 9, 2023
Hunter’s efforts to clean his image have failed as the first son has been caught in several corrupt allegations involving him and his father, President Joe Biden.