[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”T” font=”Ultra” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]his was a big week in politics. On Wednesday it was revealed that former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, “may have misled Congress last year about the extent of her awareness of and contact with Burisma, which has been at the center of a possible corruption scandal for years” reported Just The News.
Where, oh where do we begin? In Yovanovitch’s testimony to Congress last year during the Trump impeachment probe, she maintained she “knew little about the Ukrainian natural gas firm” Burisma. Wednesday’s newly produced material which raises questions about her statement were released as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request by conservative group Citizens United. Burisma, as we have come to know, is the company which then-Vice President Joe Biden’s Son became a board member. Ironically, Hunter Biden had zero qualifications for the job.
Just The News reveals all the salacious details. First of all, the documents show that “Yovanovitch was directly informed in 2016 of Burisma’s hiring of a strategy firm with deep Democratic connections, as well as the presence of then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter on the board of the company.” She even “hosted a meeting with a Burisma representative less than two months before Trump took office” and “received correspondence from a Burisma lawyer in September of that year and had met with a company official three months later, shortly before Christmas.”
Yovanovitch’s claim to have “known little” about Burisma already appears to be false. In response, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Thursday, asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to release an “extensive list of documents related to the ongoing controversy involving Hunter Biden and Burisma holdings” reported Just The News.
Specifically, Jordan petitioned Pompeo for “unredacted copies of all documents released pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act relating to Burisma Holdings, [Burisma founder] Mykola Zlochevsky, or Hunter Biden.”
Turns out former Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson Christopher Heinz was in an American Business venture with Hunter Biden and another member of the Burisma board, Devon Archer. Therefore, in Rep. Jordan’s request, he also asked for documents and communications pertaining to Zlochevsky, Biden, Christopher Heinz and Devon Archer between 2014-2017.
Delivery of the materials has been requested to be delivered no later than May 28. In his letter, Jordan stated the need for the documents “in order to better understand any previous barriers to our ability to cooperate with international law enforcement efforts related to Burisma.”