Pictures of the emails, which are claimed to be part of Hunter Biden’s correspondence, were published by the New York Post on Wednesday. The newspaper writes it received the hard drive with the emails from Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The disk is said to have originated from a laptop that had been in a computer store in the state of Delaware for a year, where it was handed in for service but never retrieved.
The special story about the discovery is said to be one of the reasons why the case is now being investigated as a possible Russian influence operation. Whether the emails were forged or obtained in the event of a data breach has not been verified.
Facebook and Twitter took unusual steps to stop the sharing of New York Post history, prompting President Donald Trump and other Republicans to rage. Twitter referred, among other things, to new, strict rules against material obtained in the event of data breaches.
After the criticism, however, Twitter quickly relaxed the rules, and stated on Thursday night that the company will no longer block information that has emerged from hacking – unless it is published by the hacker himself.
On Thursday, it also became known that US intelligence has warned Donald Trump that Giuliani was influenced by a campaign launched by Russian intelligence.
The Washington Post writes that Giuliani has, among other things, openly had meetings with Andrei Derkach, a pro-Russian member of the Ukrainian National Assembly. US intelligence went out in August, describing Derkach as part of Russia’s efforts to influence the US presidential election