Burisma-linked firm allegedly promised ‘access’ to Clinton campaign in 2016

Fox News obtained emails from former Obama State Department official George Kent, and they’re reportedly full of promises to foreign figures of access to U.S. politicians. The emails surround Blue Star Strategies, a political firm with ties to Hunter Biden and Burisma, and their interactions with Former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko. Kent originally sent them to the then Obama administration senior officials, leading up to the 2016 campaign.

In the email, Kent claims 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.” That lobbyist turned out to be Blue Star, which is now under investigation for lobbying illegally. During their meeting, Kent wrote that Lutsenko “confirmed he has been pitched by Blue Star, not sought them out.”

“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. 

The emails were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by Citizens United.

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