The Justice Department is investigating a consulting firm that worked with Ukrainian energy firm Burisma when President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was on its board, Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan and Daniel Lippman reported Thursday, citing four people with knowledge of the case.
The DOJ is investigating whether Blue Star Strategies, a Washington, DC-based company, has violated lobbying laws, Politico reported.
One of the points of the investigation is whether Blue Star did not disclose his work for Burisma under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which requires agents representing foreign powers to disclose their relationship with the federal government.
There is no indication that Hunter Biden is under investigation, Politico reported, adding that one of the Blue Star co-founders said Biden did not direct any of his company’s work for Burisma. Biden served on Burisma’s board of directors from 2014 to April 2019.
Insider has reached out to the Justice Department, Blue Star Strategies, and the White House for comment.
Hunter Biden’s relationship with Burisma has come under intense scrutiny, especially from Republicans, although they found no evidence of wrongdoing.
In July 2019, former President Donald Trump asked Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky to “review” the activities of the Bidens, a move that led to his first impeachment by the House of Representatives.