An attorney from Colorado has alleged that the Justice Department is attempting to conceal hundreds of documents relating to gifts received by Hunter Biden and his uncle James Biden from individuals in China, Russia and Ukraine, a new story released on Monday revealed.
In March, Kevin Evans filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department alleging that it had failed to fulfill his Freedom of Information Act request for records related to Joe Biden’s son and brother’s foreign business ventures. According to the Daily Mail, this breach resulted in several months of inaction from the agency.
Evans was looking for documents related to any connection, communication, gift or money from China, Russia and Ukraine.
In court, lawyers for the federal government conceded that there were at least 400 pages of “potentially responsive” documents but are now claiming they cannot affirm or deny whether those records truly exist.
“They eventually produced about 60 pages of documents, but they’re all letters from senators and congressmen asking about Hunter, and letters from DOJ back,” Evans told the Daily Mail.
“Then towards the end of last year they said, ‘Well we have these 400 pages of potentially responsive documents, we need to review them,’” Evans said the lawyers told him, a claim he said the government repeated again in court.
After a few months of waiting, Evans was told that the government could “neither confirm nor deny” his request.
As soon as he read about Hunter Biden’s mysterious international business connections in China and Ukraine that The Post uncovered back in October, Evans submitted an FOIA request from November 2020.
The Washington Post recently revealed emails and messages from Hunter Biden’s laptop, which had been left at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware almost two years ago. This expose shed light on the first son’s business relationships that were previously unknown.
“I’m quite confident that they will move for summary judgment on the privacy exemptions under FOIA in an effort to avoid having to produce these documents,” he told the publication.
“But I don’t think they should in this instance, particularly when they’ve disclosed and put on the record that potentially responsive documents exist.”
According to Evans, the next court proceeding is taking place on January 9th.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has made it known that James Biden is the focal point of investigators delving into Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
In September 2020, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) divulged a compelling investigation into the Bidens’ business activities through their released report.
In April, the two senators divulged additional information regarding the Biden family’s business connections by releasing new documents.
Newly released documents uncovered that Hunter Biden and Jim Biden were seeing a monthly compensation of $100,000 and $65,000 respectively from CEFC China Energy’s Gongwen Dong as part of an August 2017 consulting agreement.