Data recovered from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop have shown that the president’s son reportedly used burner phone apps extensively from 2014 to 2018, and a data recovery app to extract data from iPhones owned by Hallie Biden, the widow of his late brother Beau.
The discovery was made by Konstantinos “Gus” Dimitrelos, retired U. S. secret service agent and current chief executive officer of U.S.-based firm Cyber Forensics, after examing a copy of the laptop’s hard drive provided by the Washington Examiner.
According to his report, one of his key findings was a CSV file, created on Jan. 21, 2019, containing Hunter Biden’s transaction records in the Apple app store.
“The file contained over 2,000 purchases by Robert Hunter Biden and dozens of purchases of burner phone apps which are used to generate alternate phone numbers capable of making calls and texting from a primary mobile device such as an iPhone or iPad,” the report says.
Dimitrelos listed details of 39 purchase transactions in his report, their invoices dating from 2014 to 2018, showing Hunter Biden make multiple purchases with three burner phone apps—Phoner, textPlus, and WePhone. The president’s son bought items including “Unlimited Mexico Calls,” “Unlimited Calling US & Canada,” and “Second Phone Number Yearly.”
It is unknown why Hunter Biden needed these apps, which offer more privacy protection. And neither is it clear whether and to what extent he used these different phone numbers to conduct foreign business dealings.
Hunter Biden, who is currently under federal investigation for tax affairs, has been under scrutiny for his overseas business dealings in countries including Ukraine, Russia, and China, particularly during the time when Joe Biden was vice president under the Obama administration.
“In addition to buying burner phone apps, there is evidence on the MacBook Pro hard drive that Phoner was used to record a call and save the audio file titled Recording.mp3,” the report says. The audio file, which lasted 8 minutes and 16 seconds, involved a conversation between Hunter Biden and a woman he called Hallie.
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