Russia / Ukraine try selling Hunter Biden files for $5 million

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Sometime in mid-September, exact date unknown, someone with access to the illegally obtained Hunter Biden files that Giuliani found out about in May offers the data to a Ukrainian figure for $5 million.

In an interview with TIME, a second person described an offer that was made to him in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, in mid-September 2019. This person declined the offer, he says, and only recalled it in detail when familiar-looking material was published in the New York Post last week. This person alleges that the people offering this material had a buyer in mind for it: they said they wanted to sell it to Republican allies of President Trump. Their asking price was $5 million, he says, adding: “I walked away from it, because it smelled awful.”


At the time of this writing, we do not know the identity of Time‘s anonymous source or the person selling the material. We can assume the person is either a Russian official or a Ukrainian oligarch, since those are the only people known to have access to Biden’s data in May.


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