According to emails retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop archive, Hunter collaborated with public relations agencies to discreetly modify his own Wikipedia entry those of his clients, including Ukrainian energy company Burisma, in an effort to present them in a more favorable light.
From the onset of Spring 2014, these emails reveal that Biden, in tandem with his associates, engaged various digital-centric PR firms to tweak specific details on his Wikipedia page. Notably, these edits aimed to highlight his involvement with the World Food Programme and his work for Burisma.
Upon Hunter Biden’s appointment to Burisma’s board, a position that earned him $80,000 monthly, he and his associates procured the services of FTI Consulting in May 2014 for Burisma’s public relations endeavors, which is substantiated by emails from Hunter’s laptop archive. A crucial email in this series, dated May 21, 2014, from Burisma executive Vadim Pozharskyi, elucidates the PR strategy for the company. Notably, the email alludes to the Wikipedia PR plan, with Pozharskyi expressing gratitude for insights on the Wikipedia issue, further mentioning a comprehensive analysis of other Wikipedia pages.
Simultaneously, Hunter Biden also engaged Eric Schwerin, the president of his investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, to enhance his public image. A pertinent email exchange from May 22, 2014, involves Biden providing edits for his Wikipedia page. Biden sought to excise mentions of Allen Stanford, the infamous orchestrator of a Ponzi scheme. Schwerin, in later emails, sent further modifications for Biden’s Wikipedia page, notably emphasizing Hunter Biden’s involvement with the World Food Program USA.
Biden’s Wikipedia page underwent significant changes by the end of May 2014, which were duly acknowledged and approved by Schwerin. Independent journalist Lee Fang shed light on the identity of one of the Wikipedia editors, “AmeliaChevalier,” who edited Biden’s page, while also pointing out several anonymous accounts that made swift edits, especially deleting criticism about Biden’s association with Burisma.
Noteworthy modifications in the updated Wikipedia entry of June 12, 2014, involved the removal of Biden’s ties to Stanford and the National Endowment of Democracy (NED), particularly due to the latter’s alleged connections to the CIA. The updated entry also incorporated a section emphasizing Hunter Biden’s service-driven personal philosophy, featuring a 2007 quote from Hunter about his father, Joe Biden.
In a subsequent email, Hunter was provided a detailed document about more edits to his Wikipedia page, noting edits by a German-based user that removed all references to Burisma. Hunter’s PR team planned to restore this section but with a controlled narrative.
For a full accounting of the numerous edits made by Hunter and his PR team, see the full story published by the Daily Caller.