Hunter Biden’s name is connected to a huge international scandal.
This nerve-wracking situation could destroy him.
Hunter Biden is petrified at the new investigation the DOJ just launched.
The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating a lobbying firm because of actions connected to their involvement with Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, while Hunter Biden was sitting on the board.
Burisma hired Blue Star Strategies, a multinational lobbying firm which was founded by alumni of the Clinton administration, but Blue Star did not file paperwork that it was doing international lobbying, potentially under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Politico reported Thursday.
FARA “requires certain agents of foreign principals who are engaged in political activities … to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal, as well as activities, receipts and disbursements in support of those activities,” according to the Justice Department.
FARA defines political activities as “any activity that the person engaging in believes will … or … intends to … influence any agency or official of the Government of the United States or any section of the public within the United States with reference to formulating, adopting, or changing the domestic or foreign policies of the United States.”
While the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office is reportedly carrying out the investigation, it is not Hunter Biden who’s the target. However, Blue Star Strategies used Biden’s name in multiple emails in order to help meet with State Department officials.
Burisma hired Blue Star Strategies to figure out the State Department’s position after U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt insinuated that the company’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, was corrupt in a New York Times article.
Biden went out of his way to meet with then-Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, though what they talked on is not currently known.
In addition, Blue Star “deliver[ed] letters to Members of Congress… who had oversight or interest in the area of concern for the national interest of Ukraine Group,” Karen Tramontano, Blue Star co-founder and CEO, testified to Congress in August 2020. She denied “try[ing] to influence U.S. policy with respect to Ukraine.”
Amos Hochstein, the former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, testified to Congress in September 2020 that Tramontano told him Blue Star was hired “to look into the accusations against Mr. Zlochevsky and Burisma and to give an assessment of the veracity of the charges against… Zlochevsky.”
Hochstein said in a meeting with Burisma lawyer John Buretta and Blue Star founders that America still felt that Burisma was a corrupt company.
“They did not like my answer, and they tried to convince me otherwise,” he testified.
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