The publication states that the emails were obtained from a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden and were between himself and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca.
The correspondence involved Schwerin's work on Joe Biden's taxes and included discussions regarding the payment of each other's household expenses, offers for a book contract to the then-vice president, and the donation of the elder Biden's Senate documents to the University of Delaware.
The Daily Mail quoted a former federal prosecutor, whom it did not identify, as stating that if Hunter and Joe Biden shared assets, both could become a target of an investigation. Hunter Biden admitted in December that he was aware that federal officials were examining his "tax affairs."
"Whatever transaction you're looking at, if there's a connection to a family member or a friend, sure the answer is yes [they would be investigated],' the unidentified former prosecutor told the publication. "Obviously, if you're talking about the president of the United States, you'd better have a pretty damn good reason to talk to that person."
Reports last year disclosed that the FBI had labeled documents of its investigation of Hunter Biden's purported laptop with a "272D-BA-3065729" designation, symbolizing "money laundering."
Before the presidential election, many outlets overlooked the laptop revelation as reported by the New York Post. That included NPR, which announced it didn't want to "waste our time on satires that are not really stories."
More recently, though, a few outlets have started to consider the laptop computer genuine.
If Joe Biden were not president, he probably would already be under strict scrutiny; the Daily Mail quoted John Cassara as stating. He's a former U.S. intelligence officer and treasury special agent and specialist in money laundering investigations.
"The information available publicly is very worrisome, particularly in the areas of corruption,' Cassara announced. "They could go at this from all different avenues. Follow the corruption trail and then charge money laundering.
"Corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering. And besides corruption, it's the perception of corruption. This kind of thing should not be happening. It undermines full faith in the U.S. government. It undermines trust and our international reputation. It's an embarrassment."
In yet more evidence of the deep commercial relationship between Hunter's firm and the VP's office during Joe's tenure, Rosemont Seneca got special favors from the White House while Joe was in office, including dozens of tickets to exclusive 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue events and private tours for Rosemont Seneca clients or associates.