New York Times sues to get details about Hunter Biden's business deals

Hunter Biden (ABC News video screenshot)
Hunter Biden (ABC News video screenshot)

The New York Times has sued to get details about Hunter Biden’s international business dealings.

Politico reports the newspaper has gone to court against the State Department to get emails involving Romanian embassy officials and several business people, including Hunter Biden and his former business associate Tony Bobulinski.

The legal demand also wants information on former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who reviewed those business interests during President Donald Trump’s tenure.

“One of the Times’ goals in the suit appears to be finding out whether embassy officials did any favors on behalf of private businesses (including, presumably, that of the president’s son) that would raise questions about possible conflicts of interest and corruption,” the report explained.

It specifically wants information on “the possible improper use of federal government resources to assist and advance private business interests with connections to United States government officials and (2) the possible evasion of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by those private business interests, and (3) the non-enforcement of FARA by the federal government in relation to those private business interests.”

Hunter Biden has become the gift that keeps on giving for critics of Joe Biden. He abandoned a laptop at a repair shop, and from that hard drive have come details about his engagement with prostitutes, drug deals and much, much more.

He’s also noted for taking his personal business agenda aboard Air Force Two during Joe Biden’s vice presidency to foreign countries, including China and Mexico, and coming back with lucrative paychecks. He also reportedly took in a huge payment from Russian officials.

Probably his most noted escapade was his deal, without experience, to take in tens of thousands of dollars a month to be on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma at a time when his father was running America’s Ukraine program for Barack Obama.

That company was under investigation for corruption at the time, but Joe Biden soon had the prosecutor fired.

He returned home to brag about how he threatened the nation with withholding $1 billion in American aid if they didn’t get rid of the prosecutor.

Politico reported the action shows the Times “is still investigating the web of international business relationships cultivated by the president’s son.”

“As a routine part of their reporting, New York Times journalists regularly seek potentially newsworthy information from a variety of sources, including from the U.S. government through FOIA requests,” a Times spokesman said. “We’re hopeful the government will promptly release any relevant documents, and as always we are prepared to pursue our request through a lawsuit if necessary. Just as we do on any line of reporting, we will assess the newsworthiness of the material once we receive it.”

Politico also commented on how the latest moves threaten “to revive an old feud, which at times turned personal, between the Biden campaign team and Ken Vogel, the Times’ money and influence reporter who has spearheaded the coverage of the president’s son for the paper.”

He has written a series of stories on “both Hunter Biden’s business activities and the Trump campaign’s fixation on that work, including the aggressive steps it took to uncover information on it. Vogel also reported for Politico on Ukraine’s behind-the-scenes influence campaign during the 2016 election. Vogel described the stories as both a ‘significant liability’ for Biden…”

The New York Post reported, “Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings became the center of controversy in the days leading up to the 2020 election when he was investigated by Republican officials for selling his influence to Ukraine.”

Noted constitutional scholar and expert commentator Jonathan Turley added, “We have repeatedly discussed the virtual new blackout on the influence peddling by the Biden family, particularly Hunter Biden. Despite overwhelming evidence of millions given by foreign companies and officials, the media has preferred to cover literal scoops over a story of breathtaking levels of self-dealing and corruption by the Bidens.”

But he said the Times appears to be another step forward, and not necessarily good for Joe Biden.

“This story could be a bit awkward for the White House staff. When the New York Times Ken Vogel wrote about Hunter Biden’s dealings as a potential ‘significant liability,’ Biden officials viciously attacked him while others suggested that he was a pawn of Russian or Trump disinformation. Of course, the allegations proved to be true and the infamous laptop is now considered authentic.”

“They will now handle questions on this story as White House officials. That includes why President Biden repeatedly said that no one had accused Hunter or his family of ‘doing anything wrong’ when he was presumably aware of the FBI subpoena and the seizure of the laptop. Given these investigations, there is also the question of why a special counsel has not been appointed given President Biden’s past comments that have been contradicted by witnesses (as well as references to his own financial accounts in these emails),” he added.

“The media and FBI investigations now cover transactions ranging from China, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, and other countries. Millions flowed to the Biden family while Joe Biden was vice president and later as he prepared for a presidential run.”

A recent WND report, in fact, revealed how Peter Schweizer, the president of Governmental Accountability Institute and author of “Profiles in Corruption” and “Clinton Cash,” said China paid the Biden family “some $31 million” through individuals linked to the “highest levels of Chinese intelligence.”

According to report in Breitbart, where Schweizer is a senior contributor, Biden’s son Hunter, “while the elder Biden was serving as both vice president and president, was engaged in deals with individuals tied to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence.”

Schweizer said the “simple fact” was that the Biden family reaped huge cash windfalls from Chinese intelligence-linked leaders while he was in the administration of Barack Obama, and then after he moved into the White House.

Hunter Biden himself has confirmed he’s under FBI investigation.

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