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A former U.S. attorney who urged the Justice Department to investigate allegations against President Joe Biden in 2018 says he was “stonewalled” when he tried to bring the allegations to the attention of the Department of Justice.
In 2018, former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins of Arkansas sought to interest the U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman of New York in a conversation with Ukrainian officials who said that Biden, during his time as vice president, was involved in Ukrainian issues concerning Burisma holdings, an energy company with which Hunter Biden was involved, according to Just the News.
At that time, Cummins wrote Berman that Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko believes “VP Biden (and Sec State Kerry) exercised influence to protect Burisma Holdings in exchange for payments to Hunter Biden, (business partner) Devon Archer, and Joe Biden.”
Cummins did not present the allegations as fact, noting in one email, “All I have been told is that the person who made the transfers was told that ‘one goes to Joe Biden.’ A little thin.”
However, he wrote Berman that the claim went that there was proof of money that went for the company to Joe Biden, who has denied any connection with any of Hunter Biden’s business ventures.
The only thing to happen from the effort to investigate the claim was that in December 2019, the Justice Department obtained Cummins’ phone records.
“I can’t really imagine a legitimate reason for the DOJ not to follow up on an offer like that. I felt like it was stonewalled,” Cummins said, according to the New York Post.
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