DOJ concealing 400 pages of key Hunter Biden docs it admitted to having, lawyer who sued claims

The Justice Department’s latest move had the federal government appearing to dig its reputational grave deeper as an attorney alleged the DOJ has attempted to withhold the release of 400 pages of documents pertaining to Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings.

Kevin Evans is a Colorado-based attorney with expertise in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests who sued the Justice Department in March 2022 after he had sought documents “pertaining to any relationship, communication, gift(s), and/or remuneration in any form with, to or from any individual or entity (government or otherwise) from the countries of China, Russia, and/or Ukraine,” with regards to both Hunter and President Joe Biden’s brother James Biden.

Speaking with the Daily Mail, Evans said that the DOJ had admitted to uncovering “400 potentially responsive documents” which they have since attempted to walk back.

“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,” the attorney told the outlet and noted, “Then towards the end of last year they said, ‘Well we have these 400 pages of potentially responsive documents, we need to review them.'”

Months later, Evans suggested they argued they could “neither confirm nor deny” those previously acknowledged records which led him to say, “To me, it seems the cat’s out of the bag here after having disclosed the documents exist.”

Meanwhile, as previously reported, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) had stated in December that if Biden does not assert executive privilege, they would be submitting to a different FOIA request and releasing hundreds of pages of internal documents from President Barack Obama’s administration that are believed to contain undisclosed details about Hunter’s dealings with the Ukrainian energy company, Bursima.

If privilege were asserted, the documents would be sealed per the Presidential Records Act until January 2029 or a court order for their release.

The Justice Department’s suspicious behavior is only further compounded by the evidence presented in the “Twitter Files” which showed the collusion between the federal government and Big Tech to suppress initial reporting regarding Hunter’s laptop from hell in Oct. 2020.

On those points, Evans asserted his belief that efforts to withhold information will continue as he told the Mail, “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.”

“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,” he contended. “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.”

The efforts to expose the alleged documents come ahead of the 118th Congress where the new Republican House majority has promised to investigate any wrongdoings regarding Hunter Biden, then-Vice President Joe Biden, and the federal government in connection with foreign entities.

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