The National Archives is gearing up to release key documents relating to Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings in Ukraine when President Joe Biden served as vice president under the Obama administration.
When his father served as vice president, Hunter Biden leveraged his family’s name to gain power and wealth. Just how far did he go?
Back in 2014, Hunter Biden was awarded a lucrative seat on Burisma’s board, a Ukrainian energy company where he would receive over $80,000 a month.
The potential release of the files is putting the White House in a bind. Check out what the New York Post reported:
The White House has been mum about whether it will invoke executive privilege to stop papers from becoming public Feb. 28, 2023, Insider reports.
The records include 69 images and 260 email messages that mention Burisma and date back to 2014, when Hunter, now 52, had a lucrative seat on the company’s board — a shady relationship The Post exposed in a series of reports in October 2020.
The National Archives informed the Biden White House and the Obama Foundation in a Nov. 30 letter that it planned to release the records in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for vice presidential records created between May and December of 2014 that contain the word “Burisma,” Insider said.
The letter said “several” of the emails involved media inquiries after it was revealed in 2014 that Hunter Biden would accept a seat on Burisma’s board, where he was paid as much as $83,333 a month even though he had no experience in energy issues.
The National Archives also said in the letter that another 22 emails were “restricted,” without saying why.
Draft documents that are ”part of the deliberative or policy-making process” can be exempted from such requests, along with information that could violate a person’s privacy or expose trade secrets.
Under the Presidential Records Act, the legal teams representing the Biden and Obama administrations until the end of February to claim executive privilege before the emails are released.
If they decide to do so, the emails could remain sealed until January 2029 unless a court intervenes.
The trove of emails could shed light on accusations by a number of Republican lawmakers that the president personally benefited from his son’s foreign business dealings.
Republicans have vowed to launch a series of investigations into the matter when they take control of the House in the new year.
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