(Republican Insider) – The Deep State has never been more exposed. The Justice Department has been caught red-handed attempting to protect Joe Biden and his criminal family by preventing the disclosure of 400 pages of sensitive documents relating to Hunter and Jim Biden’s dealings with China, Russia and Ukraine.
The DOJ is simply pretending the documents don’t exist. What a brilliant strategy.
Colorado lawyer Kevin Evans filed a lawsuit against the DOJ in March after the agency failed to comply with his request for records on the Biden crime family’s dealing under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Evans just so happens to be a FOIA expert, however, and asked for documents pertaining to “any relationship, communication, gift(s), and/or remuneration in any form” between Joe Biden’s son Hunter or brother Jim, and China, Russia or Ukraine.
He says government lawyers first admitted to having at least 400 such documents during a court appearance. The “potentially relevant” documents were never produced and now the DOJ is claiming they can “neither confirm nor deny” that the documents exist or that there are any documents at all that match his request.
The 400 pages of documents aren’t the only lot of Biden records being sought from the government.
Business Insider reported earlier this month that the National Archives and Records Administration is getting ready to release hundreds of Obama White House internal documents containing information regarding Hunter’s relationship and dealings with the controversial and corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
At the time Hunter Biden was serving on the board of Burisma, making $83,000 per month, his father was serving as vice president of the US and was directly responsible for relations with Ukraine.
Joe Biden has the ability to deny the release through executive power and must decide whether or not to do so, keeping them hidden until 2029, by February.
It’s hard to believe Joe Biden can use his position to hide the 69 images and 260 email messages dating back to 2014 regarding his son’s relationship with Ukraine, from the American people but that’s how the US government works.
The next hearing in Evan’s case will be this month.
The Colorado-based lawyer filed his FOIA request back in November 2020 after he read about Biden’s overseas business dealings. The DOJ subsequently strung him along for two years before he eventually had enough and filed the lawsuit.
“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,” he declared.
“Then towards the end of last year they said, ‘well we have these 400 pages of potentially responsive documents, we need to review them.'”
“In March I filed suit, and before Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty they made the same representation: they’ve done a thorough search, they’ve uncovered 400 potentially responsive documents.”
Evans says the government kept dragging their feet for a few more months then made a claim that caused him much confusion. They suddenly claimed they could “neither confirm nor deny” the existence of any records that matched his request.
The Daily Mail explained:
Government agencies have a legal precedent to make such claims to avoid disclosures that could harm national security.
The precedent dates back to a 1975 Los Angeles Times story about a salvage ship secretly built by the CIA to recover a sunken Soviet submarine.”
The paper filed a FOIA request about it and the agency responded that it could ‘neither confirm nor deny’ it had records about the ship, USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer. The response, upheld by courts, became known as a ‘Glomar response’.
“I don’t know how the heck they now can take the take the position that Glomar is applicable,” Evans stated. “To me, it seems the cat’s out of the bag here after having disclosed the documents exist.”
Nonetheless, Evans believes that the DOJ will continue to avoid disclosure of the documents.
“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 noted.
“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.”
“The problem is, FOIA has become a toothless vehicle. Courts do not comply with the spirit of the law, they’re more inclined to bend over backwards to accept the government’s position rather than force disclosure.”
There doesn’t seem to be any government oversight and the DOJ is brazenly lying about the existence of these documents because they can and they know that the court system will support their bogus claim rather than force them to cough up the documents and expose the Biden crime family.
It’s all a sham.
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