President Joe Biden’s son Hunter is said to have played a pivotal role in securing a deal between Democratic consultancy Blue Star Strategies and Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
In 2015, Burisma – where Hunter Biden raked in up to $ 50,000 a month in excess pay despite no previous energy experience – hired Blue Star Strategies under a deal in which Hunter Biden served as the primary middleman, according to at the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday.
Citing emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, the Free Beacon reported that Hunter Biden wrote to Burisma manager Vadym Pozharski in 2015 encouraging Pozharski to hire Blue Star in an effort to solicit US support. for the owner of the Ukrainian company, Mykola Zlochevsky. At the time, Zlochevsky was under investigation by the UK for allegedly paying bribes to secure drilling contracts.
Last fall, Senate investigators also accused Zlochevsky of paying a $ 7 million bribe to the Ukrainian Attorney General’s office to shut down further investigations in Ukraine and free up $ 23 million in assets frozen by UK officials.
“You should go ahead and sign,” Hunter Biden wrote to Pozharski of the Blue Star contract. “I can’t wait to start this.”
Blue Star Strategies is owned by former Clinton administration officials Sally Painter and Karen Tramontano.
According to Free Beacon, the “ultimate goal” of the partnership was to close cases against Zlochevsky.
“Neither Biden nor the founders of Blue Star have registered their work under the Lobbying Disclosure Act or the Foreign Agent Registration Act,” the Free Beacon reported.
The arrangement, meanwhile, is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Delaware as part of an investigation. reported by Politico in Biden’s taxes and whether Blue Star violated foreign agent laws.
Another mine of emails published by the New York Post in May also shed light on Biden’s conflicts of interest over his potentially criminal business ventures overseas while his father was the “public face” of the government. Obama White House on Ukraine.
Emails show then-vice president Joe Biden met several Hunter Biden business partners at an exclusive Georgetown restaurant in 2015, as opposed to just Pozharski, as was revealed in October.
The recent revelations regarding Hunter Biden’s business relationship have also been beset by a personal scandal.
According to an audio tape released by the Daily Mail, Hunter Biden is heard bragging to a friend about smoking crack with former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry, an infamous drug addict who once spent six months in jail. federal government after an FBI undercover operation in 1990. In the recording, Hunter Biden said the two smoked crack in the bathroom of a local bar while Hunter was a student at Georgetown University, contradicting his own memoir where he wrote that a teenage arrest had scared him of drugs until the end of his studies.
New SMS too published by the Daily Mail this week accuses Hunter Biden of repeatedly calling his white lawyer the N word in 2018 and 2019.