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Trump’s DC judge linked to Hunter Biden, Burisma

Former President of the United States Donald Trump at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" hosted by Turning Point Action at Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., July 24, 2022. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
August 02, 2023

In a remarkable twist to former President Donald Trump’s recent indictment, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, the judge assigned to Trump’s case in Washington, D.C., has previous connections with a law firm that worked closely with Hunter Biden and Ukrainian energy firm Burisma.

Judge Chutkan spent 12 years specializing in white collar litigation and antitrust defense at BSF before her nomination by former President Obama. Her legal career includes stints at other private law firms and serving as a public defender in Washington D.C.

According to The Daily Caller, internal emails show that Hunter Biden had stated that the law firm Boies, Schiller, & Flexner LLP (BSF) could provide “protection” and work with government officials on Burisma’s behalf.

A graduate of George Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania law school, Chutkan’s nomination was praised in 2013 by Don Flexner, who highlighted her as a person of “just consummate decency.”

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Hunter Biden’s association with BSF began in the same year he was appointed to Burisma’s board in April 2014.

Emails on his laptop reveal discussions with business associate Devon Archer about how BSF could devise media plans, arrange legal protections, and even mitigate negative press regarding the current leadership of Burisma.

In 2014, Hunter Biden communicated with BSF partners like Christopher Boies and Heather King to assist Burisma, according to The Daily Caller. Emails from May 2014 indicate King’s strategizing with Burisma on handling the press and influencing government officials, even suggesting the hiring of professional lobbyists and PR firms.

In response to the selection of the judge responsible for overseeing the former president’s case, Monica Crowley, former assistant secretary of the Treasury, tweeted, “The judge in the Trump J6 case – an Obama appointee and donor – worked at the same law firm as Hunter Biden. This is the level of contempt they have for the Constitution, the rule of law – and YOU.”

Trump’s indictment was announced Tuesday in Washington, D.C. by Department of Justice Special Counsel Jack Smith for alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election and involvement in the Jan. 6th, 2021 Capitol riot.

In a statement on Truth Social, the Trump campaign denounced the most recent indictment as “nothing more than the latest corrupt chapter in the continued pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election.”

This news article was partially created with the assistance of artificial intelligence and edited and fact-checked by a human editor.