Newly released emails show that allegations of corruption against then-Vice President Joe Biden were sent to a federal prosecutor in 2018. The emails, which were released by the Department of Justice on Friday, show that a lawyer for Hunter Biden, the vice president’s son, sent a letter to then-U.S. Attorney David Weiss in April 2018.
In the letter, the lawyer, George Mesires, alleged that Hunter Biden had engaged in “corrupt activities” while his father was vice president. Mesires specifically alleged that Hunter Biden had used his father’s position to enrich himself and his family.
Weiss, who was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware at the time, forwarded the letter to the FBI. However, the FBI did not open an investigation into the allegations.
The release of the emails comes at a time when Biden is facing increased scrutiny over his son’s business dealings in Ukraine. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company, while his father was vice president.
In another story, Bud Cummins, a U.S. attorney-turned-lobbyist, wrote to the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan in 2018, sharing that Ukraine’s then-Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko was willing to share alleged evidence of crooked behavior by Biden dating back to when he was vice president, according to emails reported by Just the News on Monday.
This has come to light just days after House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) announced that he issued a subpoena “demanding the FBI produce an unclassified record alleging a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national” with a deadline of May 10.
The release of the emails is likely to add to the scrutiny of Biden’s son’s business dealings. It is also likely to raise questions about why the FBI did not open an investigation into the allegations.
House Oversight Chairman Comer urged the Justice Department not to indict Hunter Biden until Republicans hold a press conference on Wednesday to present evidence showing how a “web” of LLCs is being used by foreign adversaries to improperly pay members of the Biden family in exchange for favors. “There’s a whole lot of information here for the Department of Justice to use. And, by all accounts, I don’t think they’re aware of the majority of it,” Comer said during a Fox News appearance on Sunday.
https://t.co/LwV0MwkaGJ BIDEN'S CORRUPTION EXPOSED 2018
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