(trendingpoliticsnews) – The Obama-appointed judge overseeing the latest criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump was a top attorney for the law firm that employed Hunter Biden when he was serving on the board of directors at Burisma, according to a new investigation by the Daily Caller Foundation.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan of Washington, D.C. had a long and lucrative legal career before former President Barack Obama appointed her to her current position in 2014. For a decade, Chutkan worked at Boies, Schiller, & Flexner LLP (BSF) where she specialized in white-collar litigation and antitrust defense. Her time there overlapped with Hunter Biden’s employment at the firm where he cultivated a network of attorneys to assist Burisma in expanding its influence in Washington, according to emails obtained from Hunter’s laptop.
Emails between Hunter and business associate Devon Archer detailed how they believed his work for BSF could give the duo “protection” as they introduced then-Vice President Joe Biden to Burisma executives under investigation for corruption.
“BSF can actually have direct discussions at state, energy and NSC. They can devise a media plan and arrange for legal protections and mitigate US domestic negative press regarding the current leadership if need be,” Biden told Archer.
“The contract should begin now – not after the upcoming visit of my guy. That should include a retainer in the range of 25k p/m w/ additional fees where appropriate for more in depth work to go to BSF for our protection. Complete separate from our respective deals re board participation,” Biden added.
Among the BSF attorneys looped in by Hunter Biden were Christopher Boies and Heather King, the latter being the firm’s main contact with the State Department as it lobbied on behalf of Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky. King also suggested that Zlochevsky hire professional lobbyists, a PR firm and an investigative research firm to bolster its influence operation.
Last week Archer testified that Joe Biden as vice president participated in dozens of business meetings with him and Hunter, including with Burisma executives who are alleged to have bribed the vice president in exchange for his assistance in helping to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company for corruption in government. President Biden has steadfastly denied his involvement in nefarious activities by his son who is continuing to reach terms for a plea agreement related to tax and gun crimes.