The Senate, through Chief Justice Roberts, has effectively banned mention of Ciaramella’s name during the Trump impeachment trial, but the politics of cover-up won’t stop Judicial Watch.
We filed the new suits after the State Department failed to respond to FOIA requests for:
- All cables/teletypes or e-mails sent or addressed to any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv containing the term “Burisma.”
- All records regarding the January 19, 2016, meeting at the White House that included State Department Ukrainian Resident Legal Advisor Jeff Cole and U.S. Embassy Kyiv employee Svitlana Pardus.
- All records of communication between State Department Resident Legal Advisor Jeff Cole and National Security Council staffer Eric Ciaramella.
- All records of communication between U.S. Embassy Kyiv employee Svitlana Pardus and National Security Council staffer Eric Ciaramella.
- All emails sent by or addressed to State Department Resident Legal Advisor Jeff Cole and/or U.S. Embassy Kyiv employee Svitlana Pardus between January 10, 2016 and January 30, 2016.
In April 2014, Hunter Biden joined the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings. He served on the board until early 2019. Burisma, which was under investigation by the Ukrainian government stated at the time of his hiring that Biden would, be “in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations.” Biden had no previous energy experience.