Comedian and liberal icon Jon Stewart slammed Hunter Biden’s past role serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm as “corruption straight up off the bat.”
The 59-year-old left-leaning funnyman made the candid remark about President Biden’s son on an episode of his “The Problem with Jon Stewart” podcast released on Wednesday.
Stewart and his guest, British journalist Gabriel Gatehouse, were discussing how Hunter’s infamous abandoned laptop — exposed by The Post in 2020 — was initially downplayed and branded a conspiracy theory by mainstream media ahead of the election.
While the host appeared to dismiss the laptop’s contents, he said the 52-year-old first son’s involvement on the board of Burisma — for which he was paid $1 million a year, according to invoices found on the laptop — was “corrupt on its face.”
Comedian Jon Stewart made the candid remark about President Biden’s son Hunter on an episode of his “The Problem with Jon Stewart” podcast released on Wednesday.
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“I don’t need a laptop with like a hint of circumstantial evidence,” Stewart said.
“Now tying Joe Biden to it, that’s gonna take some digging. And if it’s real, you know, that’s a thing,” he added, referencing claims that Biden was aware of his son’s controversial deals.
“But the idea that nepotism would allow much larger amounts of money to flow into the hands of people unqualified, to be in the positions that they’ve been accepted because you think those countries are trying to buy influence.
“Welcome to the f—ing world. And I think, I think it’s a huge problem on its face. Forget about any secret laptop.”
Stewart called Hunter’s spot on the board “corruption straight up off the bat.”
Stewart and his guest were discussing Hunter’s now-infamous laptop.
Hunter was paid over $1M a year while on the Burisma board.
Stewart dismissed some evidence linking to Joe Biden as circumstantial.
Stewart went on to describe some of the evidence discovered on the laptop — including an email noting “10% to the big guy” — as “circumstantial at best.”
He was referring to emails from a deal Hunter and his associates had pursued with Chinese energy company CEFC China Energy Co., including one that listed a potential cut for then-Vice President Joe Biden.
An email sent to Hunter by one of his business partners, James Gilliar, on May 13, 2017, had outlined the “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an unspecified business venture with the Chinese conglomerate.
The plan included a proposed 10% share passed through Hunter for “the big guy” — a reference that a former business partner of Hunter’s, US Navy veteran Tony Bobulinksi, has since claimed refers to Joe Biden.