HUNTER Biden used his ties to notorious mobster Whitey Bulger’s family to threaten a drug dealer over a $1,200 order he made while in detox.
President Joe Biden’s troubled son, 52, reportedly tried to intimidate the pusher after sending him the money ahead of the drug delivery.
When the man didn’t show up, Hunter Biden furiously texted him: “Look up and see who I am and then look and see who my friends and associates are.”
Receiving no reply, he then sent the contact details of late South Boston gangland overlord James “Whitey” Bulger’s nephew, Jim Bulger, who Hunter was in business with.
Jim, 60, has never been linked to or accused of illegal activity and there is no suggestion of wrongdoing on his part.
Hunter’s threats to the drug dealer came a week before he filmed himself smoking crack in a float tank while receiving treatment for his drug addiction in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in January 2019.
Text messages exclusively obtained by The Sun show that Hunter and the Rhode Island-based dealer first met at a gas station.
Hunter reminded the man of their original encounter by telling him: “You had the mini. You helped your buddy out hooking me up.”
The texts were found on a bombshell iPhone backup on Hunter’s infamous “laptop from hell.”
They were handed to The Sun by Marco Polo, an organization led by a former White House staffer, who is investigating the laptop.
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After Hunter reached out to the dope peddler again, the man told him: “I have the stuff I can come down and we can just do it face to face.”
Hunter then sent him the address of a cottage where he had been staying while trying to get off drugs with the help of a now disgraced psychiatrist, Keith Ablow.
He also texted a screen grab showing that he had made a $1,200 transfer on the mobile payment service Cash App marked “For Mini Cooper sale.”
The dealer messaged Hunter back with a screenshot of his GPS map showing he would be arriving in Newburyport in just over two hours.
But Hunter grew increasingly agitated when the man stopped replying.
Four hours later, he had still not shown up or answered, and Hunter exploded.
He wrote: “Hey brother I guess I never really introduced myself to you.
“I’m assuming you just f**ked uo (up) and you’re going to make it tight (right) right now.
“I’ll give you ten minutes to reply. Look up and see who I am and then look and see who my friends and associates are.
“I’ll give you their names and numbers call them and ask about me. You’ll know them I promise.”
After giving the man ten and then five minutes to reply without receiving anything back, Hunter sent him Jim’s number.
He ominously added: “Start there. Call and tell him Hunter told you to call.”
Emails from Hunter’s laptop show that he and Jim worked together on Hunter’s controversial Chinese business ventures.
Boston-based Thornton Group – which Jim co-founded and chaired – teamed up with Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca investment firm in 2013.
The companies launched a joint venture with Chinese firm Bohai Capital to create private investment fund BHR Partners, controlled by the majority state-owned Bank of China Limited.
A document exclusively obtained by The Sun shows that a week before threatening the drug dealer, Hunter had named Jim as his proxy to vote at a BHR board meeting while he unsuccessfully struggled to get off drugs.
In a signed letter dated January 16, 2019, Hunter wrote: “I, the undersigned, being one of the board members of the Company, hereby appoint James Bulger as my proxy to attend a vote on the board meeting of the Company to be held on January 18, 2019.”
An exclusive pic obtained by The Sun sees Hunter and Jim smiling for the camera as they posed together.
Emails found on the laptop also show Jim offering words of support when it emerged Hunter had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine in 2014.
Whilst he struggled to reassure their business partners in China about the scandalous news, Jim wrote to Hunter: “I to (sic) am one of the few folks that has the problem of a last name that cuts both ways.”
Evidence on the laptop appears to show that the following year Hunter wrote a letter of recommendation for Jim’s daughter Alannah to get into his alma mater, Georgetown.
Jim’s namesake uncle was beaten to death aged 89 just hours after he was transferred to Hazelton penitentiary, West Virginia, in October 2018.
He was pummelled with a padlock stuffed inside a sock until he was left unrecognizable.
The former head of the Winter Hill Gang had been able to evade police for 16 years before his arrest in 2011 and at one point was the FBI’s most wanted fugitive after Osama Bin Laden.
His bloodthirsty criminal career spanned seven decades before he was convicted of dozens of felonies including 11 murders.
It inspired movies such as Black Mass, which saw Johnny Depp take on the role of Whitey, and The Departed.
Whitey’s younger brother and Jim’s father Billy Bulger served as the Democratic president of the Massachusetts senate from 1978 to 1996.
The Sun’s new revelations come after House Republicans on Wednesday demanded answers from Hunter’s financial adviser Edward Prewitt regarding business deals which have been flagged as suspicious by banks.
On Monday GOP Senator Chuck Grassley claimed that “highly credible whistleblowers” have accused the FBI and the Justice Department of covering up the Hunter laptop scandal by dismissing it as “disinformation”.
Writing to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee said that if proved true the allegations would show both offices were “institutionally corrupted to their very core”.
Experts have told The Sun that the compromising material found on Hunter’s iPhone backup could have been used for the purposes of blackmail.
Material found on the backup include several videos of Hunter smoking crack and cavorting with hookers, the claim that he called his step-mom Jill Biden a “vindictive moron, a message sent to him by his baby mama begging him to meet their love child and the photo of a drug box that he argued about with his sister-in-law turned lover Hallie.
Cyber security expert Campbell Murray, a former global head of cybersecurity for BlackBerry, said: “If a backup is decrypted and contains compromising, unsavory or even illegal material, the implication is that as the son of a sitting President, that is a huge amount of leverage over that individual.
“Anyone who obtained that material could say to them ‘I will show the world what you’ve been doing or what you’ve been storing on your phone’.
“If that material gets into the hands of any nation state actor, foreign intelligence service or anybody with a desire to create leverage against a political party or movement, that would be a huge card for them to play.”
The Sun has reached out to Hunter’s representative and Jim Bulger for comment.