Joe Biden called a "press lid" Wednesday morning after bombshell emails and photos were released that appear to show his son Hunter engaging in sex acts and smoking a crack or meth pipe in bed.
The photos and emails were part of a cache of documents discovered on a laptop computer that was never picked up from a computer repair shop in 2019.
The store owner in Delaware told the New York Post a customer dropped off the $2,000 laptop for repairs in April 2019.
After no one returned to pick up the laptop, the store owner copied data from the hard drive and contacted the FBI and Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani handed the 40,000 documents and photos over to The New York Times.
Among the photos found on the hard drive are sexually explicit images of Hunter engaging in sex acts with an unidentified woman, and smoking what appears to be a crack or meth pipe in bed.
Joe Biden called a press lid this morning, shortly after news of the emails and photos broke.
Most damning for Joe Biden is an email that appears to conflict with the presidential candidate's claim that he never spoke with Hunter about his business dealings in Ukraine.
In the email, a Burisma adviser said it was an "honor and a pleasure" to be introduced to Joe Biden.
He also asked Hunter, 50, for "advice on how you could use your influence" at Burisma.
The email is significant because in 2015 Joe Biden lobbied to get a Ukraine prosecutor fired in exchange for a $1 billion loan from the U.S. to Ukraine.
In a speech in 2018, Biden, 77, described a conversation he had with Ukraine officials: "I looked at them and said: I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money."
The investigator was fired in March 2016.
Hunter joined the Burisma board in 2014, receiving $50,000 a month for a five-year term.