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DOJ Refusing to Turn Over 400 Docs That May Show Payoffs to Hunter, Jim Biden From Russia, China, and Ukraine

Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on January 2, 2023 at 11:40 PM

DOJ Refusing to Turn Over 400 Docs That May Show Payoffs to Hunter, Jim Biden From Russia, China, and Ukraine

 

Colorado lawyer Kevin Evans has accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of attempting to cover up potentially relevant documents related to the business dealings of Hunter and Jim Biden with China, Russia, and Ukraine. Evans, who is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) expert, filed a request for these documents more than two years ago. The DOJ initially produced around 60 pages of documents, but later claimed to have 400 "potentially relevant" documents that needed to be reviewed. However, they later said they could "neither confirm nor deny" the existence of any such records. Evans believes that the DOJ will try to use privacy exemptions under FOIA to avoid complying with the request. The matter is set to be heard again on January 9.


In addition to these documents, the National Archives is also planning to release almost 300 records from the Obama administration related to Hunter Biden and Burisma. Joe Biden has until the middle of February to object to their release, and if he does, it could raise further concerns about a cover-up. So far, Biden has not commented on the matter.

 

Rep. James Comer, the incoming head of the Oversight Committee, has stated that investigating the DOJ and FBI's progress on the Hunter Biden investigation is a priority for his committee. The committee will also examine any potential compromising connections that Joe Biden may have had with foreign business dealings.

 

The DOJ's handling of the documents requested by Evans has raised concerns about a potential cover-up. The DOJ has already admitted to having at least 400 "potentially relevant" documents, but is now attempting to "neither confirm nor deny" their existence. This has led to questions about what happened to the 400 pages and why the DOJ is now backtracking on its initial disclosure.

 

The lack of transparency surrounding the DOJ's handling of these documents has led to criticism of the agency. Evans has argued that FOIA has become a "toothless vehicle" and that courts are more likely to accept the government's position rather than force disclosure. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for January 9, and it will be interesting to see what developments emerge at that time.

Categories: Government, Politics

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