Computer repairman at center of Hunter’s Laptop Scandal closes shop, ‘Skipped Town’ over death threats

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The computer repair store at the center of a scandal involving a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden that contained “smoking-gun” emails about the Biden family’s foreign dealings has closed.

A neighbor said the owner skipped town, according to the Delaware News Journal. The outlet also reported that 10 days after the election, a sign appeared on the store’s door to say that the shop had closed.

Weeks ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the New York Post published a series of stories based on emails and other data recovered from a laptop and hard drive that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden that critics say raise concerns about foreign business dealings that present possible corruption and national security issues for him and his father, President-elect Joe Biden.

The “smoking-gun email” report claimed that the elder Biden met with an executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, which employed Hunter Biden, while he was vice president and suggested he directed U.S. foreign policy to protect his son.

The Biden campaign released a statement that said the former vice president’s “official schedules from the time” showed no meeting with Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, as was described in the report, but it otherwise did not deny the validity of the hardware’s contents.