(Rallying Patriots) – Despite the fact that the New York Times is a shameless leftist rag, there may actually be at least one reporter at the outlet who is actually engaged in good, old-fashioned journalism.
Kenneth Vogel filed several Freedom of Information Act requests with the State Department last year seeking copies of all correspondence that “mentioned” Hunter Biden among officials at the US embassy in Romania between August 2015 and December 2019, according to Business Insider.
After learning that the agency would not start producing these records until April 2023, Vogel filed a FOIA lawsuit in January and a hearing in that case was scheduled for March 17, 2022.
However, last Friday the Times’ attorney David McCraw filed a court motion stating that the State Department had agreed to begin handing over the records next month. In the letter to the presiding judge, US District Court Judge J. Paul Oetken, McCraw wrote, “The State Department has started identifying records responsive to The Times’s FOIA requests. It has agreed to begin processing records for production as it continues to identify the remaining responsive records.”
“The parties are still negotiating the number of pages to be processed in and the frequency of each production. The parties respectfully propose to provide a status report to the Court on March 25, 2022, informing the Court of the results of this negotiation,” McGraw added.
Vogel also requested all records mentioning Tony Bobulinski, who rose to notoriety in October 2020, just prior to the election, after emails obtained on Hunter Biden’s laptop were exposed by the New York Post.
Bobulinski was introduced to Joe Biden by Hunter in a May 2017 meeting and he was to serve as CEO of SinHawk Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between the Biden family and Chinese energy company, CEFC.
Bobulinski made headlines when he confirmed that “The Big Guy” referred to in Hunter Biden’s emails was, in fact, Joe Biden. “The Big Guy” was a beneficiary of Hunter’s overseas business dealings, receiving a 10% cut of potential profits.
Further, Vogel has also requested all correspondence mentioning former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who, according to The New York Post, is alleged to have contributed $100,000 to a trust for Hunter’s children in April 2016 ahead of a meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden to discuss “some very good and profitable matters.”
The Post published a screenshot of a July 2016 email in which Freeh wrote to Hunter, “I would be delighted to do future work with you.”
Vogel is also looking to obtain any documents regarding former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was in Europe attempting to dig up “dirt” on Biden on behalf of President Trump. He was also looking into Hunter’s former business partner Devon Archer, who served on the board of directors of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings with Hunter.
A news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced in February that Archer had been sentenced to a year in prison for “defrauding a Native American tribal entity and various investment advisory clients of tens of millions of dollars in connection with the issuance of bonds by the tribal entity and the subsequent sale of those bonds through fraudulent and deceptive means.”
It’s hard to know exactly where Vogel is going with all of this but it’s clear that he wants the records as soon as possible and that the State Department is not enthusiastically handing them over.
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