Hunter Biden agreed to help Tucker Carlson’s son at Georgetown University in 2014 after reaching out for support for the right-wing Fox News host and his wife, Susie Carlson, according to email exchanges reviewed by The Washington Post.
“He loves Washington for all the right reasons, I think,” Tucker Carlson wrote to Biden. “And really wants to go to school here.”
Biden, a Georgetown graduate and the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, offered to write Carlson’s son a letter of recommendation, which pleased both parents.
“I will do whatever you want me to do,” Biden said.
“Tucker and I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. Always!” Susie Carlson wrote back.
“I cannot thank you enough for writing that letter to Georgetown on behalf of Buckley,” Tucker Carlson wrote to Biden a day later. “How cool. I know this will help. Hope you’re well and we can all have dinner soon.”
The emails were part of records obtained from Biden, an allegedly abandoned laptop at a Delaware repair shop in 2019, first reported by The New York Post.
Buckley Carlson attended the University of Virginia, and it is uncertain whether Georgetown accepted him.
Carlson addressed the emails in an interview with The Washington Post, but did not confirm their authenticity.
“I can’t confirm these emails,” Carlson said. “The emails you are referring to have been described by our intelligence community as Russian propaganda.”
More than 50 former US intelligence officials issued a letter assessing the release of Biden’s emails as a Russian campaign to influence the outcome of the US presidential election in October 2020.
Arrival on the American Political Scene of “Allegedly Related Emails” [former] Hunter, the son of Vice President Biden, much of it related to his time on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, is all the classic sign of a Russian information campaign,” intelligence officials wrote.
Carlson, who used to be close to Biden back in the day, now strongly criticizes him on his prime-time Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
In March, after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, Carlson shared a report on a Kremlin-backed conspiracy theory that Biden funded a secret US biolab in Ukraine.
“What’s the outline of that story? We’re not sure,” Carlson said. “We know it’s legitimate to ask, what does it mean, why wouldn’t it? You are not a Russian agent repeating Putin’s infamous words, if you ask. You are a good citizen.”