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More damning emails have surfaced that tie Hunter Biden to a number of senior aides currently working for the administration under his father, President Joe Biden.
Fox News reported Monday that “nearly a dozen current and former officials serving in the White House and Biden administration, including the president’s national security adviser and the secretary of state, have extensive ties to Hunter Biden, who is accused by Republicans of selling access to his father, dating back over a decade.”
According to a recent analysis by Fox News Digital, the potential influence of Hunter Biden within the White House is coming to light as the first son, who has been facing numerous challenges, is slated to make his initial court appearance on July 26. He is facing allegations of two misdemeanor tax violations and a felony gun charge.
The report adds:
The Justice Department announced last month that Hunter had entered a plea agreement in the case that will likely keep him out of jail. U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss, who led the investigation, is facing demands from Republicans probing alleged improper retaliation against whistleblowers who claimed the probe was “influenced by politics” and that Weiss was “hamstrung” when making prosecutorial decisions.
The analysis includes two members of Biden’s Cabinet and one former Cabinet member, a top aide to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, a national security adviser, five top Biden White House aides, and a top Biden campaign aide who is currently on leave from her role as a communications director for first lady Jill Biden.
Hunter Biden and Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security adviser, were both affiliated with the Truman National Security Project, a liberal foreign policy think tank, for approximately two years. Their association ended when Sullivan joined the president’s campaign in 2020, Fox News noted.
The both served on the board of the Washington-based nonprofit during the period 2017 to early 2019. Internet archives from the Wayback Machine indicate that Hunter began his tenure on the board in 2012.
Simultaneously, Hunter held positions on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, and BHR Partners, a Chinese private equity fund. An ongoing federal investigation into Hunter’s foreign business activities was initiated in 2018, coinciding with the timeline.
Former White House official Mike McCormick recently leveled accusations against Sullivan, claiming that he was a “conspirator” involved in a purported “kickback scheme” within the Biden family concerning Ukraine during Joe Biden’s vice presidency, Fox reported.
Sullivan has denied the allegations.
According to emails reviewed and verified by the outlet, Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Hunter Biden at the State Department in July 2015. At that time, Blinken served as the deputy secretary of state in the Obama-Biden administration, while Hunter was a member of Burisma’s board.
Hunter emailed Blinken in late May 2015, asking: “Have a few minutes next week to grab a cup of coffee? I know you are impossibly busy, but would like to get your advice on a couple of things.” The meeting took place within a couple of months.
Blinken responded, “absolutely,” and Hunter then forwarded Blinken’s complete email response to Devon Archer, another member of Burisma’s board and his business partner. However, the initial meeting was ultimately canceled because Hunter’s older brother, Beau Biden, was being admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland due to a recurrence of brain cancer. Beau succumbed to the disease on May 30, 2015.
Less than two months later, Blinken and Hunter did meet, which then prompted Blinken to send a follow-up email saying it was “great to see” Hunter and “catch up.”
“In April of this year, former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell testified to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees that Blinken, as President Biden’s then-campaign senior adviser, ‘played a role in the inception’ of the public statement signed by intelligence officials claiming Hunter’s abandoned laptop was part of a Russian disinformation campaign just weeks before the 2020 presidential election,” Fox News added.
“Multiple profiles pieces over the years said Blinken has advised Biden on more than just foreign policy in his decades-long friendship with the president and serving as a confidant.”