The emails shared by NYP have not yet been independently verified and no evidence has been found which suggests wrongdoing on Joe Biden's part.
The topic of Ukraine related to Hunter Biden and Joe Biden has been a topic of discussion ever since Joe Biden decided to run for office. In 2014, Hunter Biden became a board member of Burisma, which many news reports and analysts said was a conflict of interest, given his father’ s position as Vice President of the United States. But, Joe Biden, on numerous occasions, has said that he did not discuss Burisma with his son.
However, The New York Post published PDF printouts of these emails allegedly taken from the laptop, but the primary email which is talking about the alleged meeting, it shows only a photo made the day before the story was posted, according to Thomas Rid, the author of “Active Measures,” a book on disinformation. He further states, “There is no header information, no metadata.” He also said that the photos which were shared by The Post could have been provided to authenticate the alleged emails, and there is no proof that they were retrieved from the hard drive. The Wall Street Journal's Kevin Poulsen noted on Twitter that the pictures of the emails posted by The Post were PDFs and the PDF of the May 2014 email was created on October 10, 2019, and the PDF of the April 2015 email was produced on September 28, 2019.
Furthermore, the claims made in the Post article and the emails have not been independently verified or authenticated by other news organizations. Washington Post noted that there seems to be no indication or proof that Hunter Biden replied to the emails as his responses were not posted by The Post. WaPo also quoted Nicheal Carpenter, Joe Biden’s foreign policy adviser in 2015, saying, “I was with the vice president in all of his meetings on Ukraine, and He never met with this guy. In fact, I had never heard of this guy until the New York Post story broke.”
WaPo reached out to Hunter Biden to verify the email. Biden’s attorney George Mesires told WaPo: “We have no idea where this came from, and certainly cannot credit anything that Rudy Giuliani provided to the NY Post, but what I do know for certain is that this purported meeting never happened.”
At the time of writing, as the access to the laptop’s hard drive has not been granted to any organization, and none of them have been able to verify or authenticate these emails independently, we conclude that this claim is false. Moreover, no evidence has been found that suggests any criminal wrongdoing on Joe Biden’s part.