According to a report in The Washington Examiner, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was former President Obama’s Deputy Secretary of State in 2015, used his personal email address instead of his government address to set up meetings with Hunter Biden.
Blinken reportedly used his AOL address to set up a meeting with Biden, who had asked for his “advice on a couple of things.” In response, Blinken said that he was “just about to land in Tokyo en route back D.C. from Burma.” He also copied an apparent scheduler in his office to find a good time to meet.
Hunter Biden forwarded Blinken’s response to Devon Archer, a fellow member on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company on which Biden served. Blinken’s ties to Biden have caught the attention of House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., who is leading an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business interests overseas.
The Secretary of State came under additional scrutiny earlier this week when former acting CIA director Michael Morell admitted to Congress that Blinken directed him to discredit the authenticity of Biden’s laptop contents when they were made public. Morell told congressional investigators that Blinken asked him to organize a letter to be signed by retired intelligence professionals, suggesting that the corrupt contents were part of a disinformation campaign by Russian intelligence agencies. Biden’s own attorneys have since admitted that the laptop in question does belong to their client.