Recent revelations and email correspondence have raised further concerns about Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, during his father’s tenure as vice president. Allegations include a purported $10 million bribe paid to both Hunter and Joe Biden, with $5 million allocated to each. Furthermore, Hunter was appointed to Burisma’s board, earning $1 million annually, despite having no prior experience in the energy sector. This appointment has raised suspicions of nepotism and influence peddling, given his familial connection to the vice president.
Emails reviewed by Fox News indicate that Hunter Biden had unconventional relationships with officials high up in the Obama State Department. Less than six months before joining Burisma’s board, Hunter reportedly had a close friendship with then-Secretary of State John Kerry. One email revealed that Hunter asked Kerry to speak to his Georgetown University graduate students in March 2014. Another email from 2013 discussed the possibility of Kerry meeting with Hunter and his students at the State Department’s headquarters.
Federal investigators are currently examining potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by Hunter Biden during his father’s vice presidency. These investigations aim to determine whether Hunter sought favors on behalf of foreign entities in his communications with government officials.
Recent revelations have also shed light on the timing of Hunter Biden’s meetings with top officials. His former business partner, Devon Archer, met with Secretary of State John Kerry shortly before Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was fired in 2016. Archer’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee indicated that Burisma had called on Hunter Biden for assistance while he served on the company’s board. Two days before Joe Biden’s visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, in December 2015, a call was made to Washington, D.C., requesting Shokin’s removal. Biden used a $1 billion loan to Ukraine as leverage, alleging Shokin’s insufficient efforts to combat corruption. However, a Department of Justice memo prior to Biden’s visit suggested that Ukraine had made progress in anti-corruption reforms and deserved the loan, raising questions about the motives behind Shokin’s firing.
Hunter Biden’s interactions extended beyond John Kerry; he also met with Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and maintained contact with Evan Ryan, who is married to current Secretary of State Antony Blinken. These connections have fueled concerns about potential conflicts of interest and nepotism within the Obama-Biden administration. The email correspondence and meetings continue to raise questions about Hunter Biden’s activities during his father’s vice presidency.