Former President Barack Obama administration allowed a Democratic p.r. company that worked for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma to participate in a conference call about an upcoming visit to Ukraine by the then-Vice President Joe Biden, according to emails obtained by The Post, which has attracted The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee investigation.
Then, an associate at Blue Star Strategies emailed a memo with minutes of the conference call which was hosted by the White House to a top Burisma executive, Vadym Pozharskyi, and to Joe Biden’s son Hunter and Hunter’s business partner, Devon Archer, both of whom are members of Burisma’s board.
The December 2015 trip became the one which Biden the then VP to Obama later bragged about forcing Ukrainian officials to fire a state prosecutor who was investigating Burisma by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee.
The memo which was sent shortly after the December 2, 2015, call, also “outlined the trip’s agenda and addressed several questions regarding US policy toward Ukraine.”
Blue Star has confirmed it began working for Burisma and contacting Ukrainian officials on its behalf in November 2015, and an email shows that on November 18, 2015, Pozharskyi sent the Blue Star contract to Hunter Biden, Archer, and Eric Schwerin, president of the Rosemont Seneca Partners investment firm.
Hunter Biden and Archer were among RSP’s founders, along with former Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson, Christopher Heinz, according to reports.
“Could you kindly have BS countersign it and forward back to me? I am kindly asking you to schedule either a conf call or advise us as to the foreseen action plan for November-December 2015, and if anything has been already done by BS, could kindly you ask them to share with us this information?” Pozharskyi wrote.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has said it’s investigating the newly released emails that reveal Hunter Biden introduced his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2015 at Hunter’s request.
Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told Fox News on Wednesday that the committee has been in touch with the person who provided the emails and was in the process of validating the information.