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New York Times Files Lawsuit Against State Department for Embassy Emails on Hunter Biden

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In a stunning turn of events in the chaos that is the life of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, The New York Times has filed a lawsuit asking for his emails. The Times filed the suit Monday against the State Department in order to access U.S. embassy emails that mention Hunter, according to Politico.

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Politico tweeted out the article Monday with the caption, “The New York Times is looking into Hunter Biden’s business relationships, suing the State Department to obtain emails from Romanian embassy officials sent between 2015 and 2019 mentioning Hunter Biden.”

The emails include “several international figures in business, including Hunter Biden and Tony Bobulinski, one of Hunter Biden’s former business associates.” Times filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) also seeking information on Rudy Giuliani, who “was accused of pressuring the Ukraine government into opening an investigation into Joe Biden in a 2019 phone call” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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DCNF reports:

The New York Times request specifically looks for records concerning “(1) 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,” the outlet reported.

“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 spokesperson for the New York Times said, according to Politico. “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.”

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