It looks like Hunter Biden and his father, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, are about to start sweating bullets, as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is now opening an investigation into some newly released emails that reveal the younger Biden introduced his then vice president father to a Burisma adviser less than a year before he used political pressure on the Ukraine government to fire a prosecutor investigating the company.
Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the committee’s chairman, spoke with Fox News on Wednesday and stated that the committee was in contact with the individual that provided the emails and was currently attempting to validate the information they contain.
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The emails in question were obtained by The New York Post and revealed that Biden’s son introduced the former vice president to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings less than a year before he pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin who was investigating the company.
“We regularly speak with individuals who email the committee’s whistleblower account to determine whether we can validate their claims,” Johnson told Fox News. “Although we consider those communications to be confidential, because the individual in this instance spoke with the media about his contact with the committee, we can confirm receipt of his email complaint, have been in contact with the whistleblower, and are in the process of validating the information he provided.”
The Post report revealed that Biden, at Hunter’s request, met with Vadym Pozharskyi in April 2015 in Washington D.C.
The meeting was mentioned in an email of appreciation, according to the post, that an adviser to the board Vadym Pozharskyi sent to Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015—a year after Hunter took on his lucrative position on the board of Burma.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the message said.
Another email from May 2014 demonstrated that Pozharskyi, who is a top executive with the Burisma company, asked Hunter Biden for “advice on how you could use your influence” to help the company.
And all of that happened less than a year before Vice President Biden used his pull to oust the prosecutor investigating Burisma. Seems awful convenient, doesn’t it?
We need to see Joe and Hunter held accountable for any wrongdoing they might have participated in with this whole mess.