The Department of Justice has allegedly attempted to thwart the release of 400 pages of documents on Hunter and Jim Biden’s dealings with China, Russia, and Ukraine, says a lawyer seeking their release under the Freedom of Information Act.
Kevin Evans, a lawyer suing the DOJ, has contended that the agency did not comply with his FOIA request, but that it had admitted in court that the documents he sought existed and is now trying to deny that fact, according to the Daily Mail. Evans had sought documents addressing “any relationship, communication, gift(s), and/or remuneration in any form” between either Biden and the aforementioned countries.
The DOJ, he asserts, says it can “neither confirm nor deny” the existence of the 400 “potentially relevant” documents that he says they previously identified. The next hearing in the case is set for January.
The Biden family, in particular James and Hunter, have long faced scrutiny for allegedly trading off the family name to secure lucrative deals with foreign entities. Of particular note is first son Hunter’s service on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, despite his lack of experience in the industry.
Hunter’s own operations fell into the public eye in part due to the publication of a story in the New York Post that included damaging information on the Biden family recovered from his laptop, which he left at the repair store. Though, previously maligned as “Russian disinformation” by many in the legacy media, the story was later verified.
The first son has attempted to respond to the mounting public scrutiny against him by retaining publicists and PR experts to help him launch a media campaign, an effort that has ruffled some feathers in the White House.