Republican senators will most likely receive thousands of documents relating to 2016 White House meetings between the Obama Administration and Ukraine, according to journalist Sara Carter.
In November, Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to the National Archives asking for “records of multiple White House meetings that took place in 2016 between and among Obama Administration officials, Ukrainian government representatives, and Democratic National Committee officials.”
The letter also stated, “The White House meeting records also show Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian American operative ‘who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee’ during the 2016 election, attended numerous meetings at the White House, including one event with President Obama.”
Chalupa, continues the letter, allegedly “worked to get dirt on Trump from the Ukrainians.”
The documents will undergo a review for classification purposes and will also be sent to lawyers for both President Obama and President Trump for executive privilege.
A source told Carter that the National Archives responded to the documents request and that it would likely be “in the order of several thousand responsive pages,” with no specific date for completion.
Sen. Johnson said, “We will continue our oversight. We are going to get to the bottom of what all has been happening here. Hopefully we will get access to the information to make it available to the American public so they really do understand what’s been happening.”
The information Johnson and Grassley are seeking also has important ties to the so-called “whistleblower,” who reportedly coordinated the 2016 meetings between the Obama White House and Ukraine.
Carter writes that Fox New host Laura Ingraham first broke the story about the “whistleblower” and the 2016 White House meetings:
Ingraham first revealed on her show in January, a slew of internal emails exchanged in May, 2019, between State Department officials and New York Times journalist Ken Vogel. Vogel requested answers regarding the White House meetings that took place at in 2016. Vogel had previously reported on former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden’s ties to the Ukrainian gas company Burisma when he worked as a journalist for Politico.
According to the emails obtained by Ingraham, which were disclosed on her show the Ingraham Angle, the alleged whistleblower had coordinated the White House meetings in 2016. Those are the same meetings currently being investigated by the Senators.
The November letter sent by Grassley and Johnson also claims Hunter Biden was discussed at the White House meetings. “The Senate request specifically references Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas giant, that was believed to be under investigation by Ukrainian prosecutors at the time. From 2014, until 2019, Hunter Biden served as a paid board of Burisma, which was founded by in 2002 by Mykola Zlochevsky, an ally of the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych,” writes Carter.
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