According to a new report from AP, Hunter Biden has been hit with a subpoena seeking info on Burisma and other entities he was involved with.
A subpoena seeking documents from Hunter Biden asked for information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company Burisma, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department tax investigation of President-elect Joe Biden’s son.
The breadth of the subpoena, issued Tuesday, underscores the wide-angle lens prosecutors are taking as they examine the younger Biden’s finances and international business ventures.
Hunter Biden’s ties to Burisma in particular have long dogged the policy work and political aspirations of his father, Joe Biden, now the president-elect of the United States. It’s unclear whether Hunter Biden’s work at the Ukrainian company is a central part of the federal investigation or whether prosecutors are simply seeking information about all his sources of income in recent years.
The person was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma Holdings in April 2014, months after his father had taken over as the Obama administration’s chief liaison to the Ukrainian government.
Burisma executives were at the time seeking to expand the company’s business outside of Ukraine. They also hoped to quash various investigations into Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevesky, who was under investigation for bribery.
Burisma paid Hunter Biden and his business partner, Devon Archer, more than $80,000 per month as board members.
They think we are dumb. Didn’t Americans have a right to know Hunter Biden was under investigation?
A new report outlines how Attorney General Barr concealed the fact that Hunter Biden had been under investigation since 2018.
How Barr concealed Hunter Biden probe during election: Reporthttps://t.co/t0l4fAdLby
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 11, 2020
Attorney General William Barr reportedly worked to keep investigations involving Hunter Biden’s business affairs out of the public’s view during the 2020 election.
A source told the Wall Street Journal that Barr knew since the spring about federal investigations centered in Delaware and Manhattan looking into Biden’s business and financial dealings. This was around the time his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
The news comes shortly after reports said Barr plans to stay at the Justice Department until President Trump’s term ends in January, tamping down speculation that he wants to step down early.
Neither inquiry is said to implicate the elder Biden, but Justice Department guidelines advise against overt investigatory actions that could disrupt an election. Still, Republicans have long called for investigations into Hunter Biden, and such a demand by Trump to Ukraine’s president even paved the way to impeachment.
The report said Barr has resisted demands by Republicans in Congress for information on any investigations involving Hunter Biden. In the final weeks leading up to the election, which Joe Biden won, there had been scarce reporting on federal investigatory action related to his son, but there was a great deal of coverage dedicated to the controversy surrounding Trump allies’ efforts to draw attention to Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings and potential for the involvement of a foreign disinformation campaign.
This is absolutely disgusting. We can all understand the policy of not wanting to have the DOJ impact elections but this goes much deeper than that.
We had a Presidential candidate lying to the American people about his son. We had a Media complicit in the cover-up. The American people deserved to know about this.
This is just another example of the double standard we see. The Obama administration spied on Trump’s campaign. They actively worked to undermine them before and after the election.
What did Trump’s DOJ do? They covered up for Joe Biden. The Mainstream Media will never tell you this.
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