Emails between former Obama State Department officials show that a former Ukrainian prosecutor was “pitched” by a lobbying firm linked to Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings to give him access to “high levels” of the Clinton campaign in the weeks leading to the 2016 election. Former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko relayed the information to former Obama State Department official George Kent about the Blue Star Strategies 2016 meeting.
Fox News reports:
In the email, dated Sept. 4, 2016, Kent writes that he met with Lutsenko “one on one after I’d SMSed him regarding stories that he was using a third party lobbyist to pull together a planned trip to DC turned into a chat over Thai food at the DCR.”
Kent, a key witness in the first impeachment proceedings against former President Trump in 2019, said the two discussed options of a trip Lutsenko had been planning to the U.S., and “confirmed he has been pitched by Blue Star, not sought them out.”
“He said he honestly didn’t know how Blue Star was to get paid — he didn’t have funds — and that some BPP MP that we probably didn’t know ‘and that’s good’ (Truhubenko??) had introduced them to him,” Kent wrote. It is unclear who “Truhubenko” is.
“Blue Star CEO [Karen] Tramantano’s pitch was that she could gain him access to high levels of the Clinton campaign (GPK note: she was Podesta’s deputy as deputy COS the last year of Bill Clinton’s tenure), and that was appealing—to meet the possible next Presidential Chief of Staff,” Kent wrote.
Blue Star Strategies is currently facing a criminal investigation from the Justice Department.