(FreedomBeacon.com)- Last week, two Republican senators sent a letter to the director of the Secret Service alleging the agency of improperly redacted hundreds of pages of records concerning Hunter Biden’s overseas travel.
In a letter to Secret Service Director James Murray, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson alleged the Secret Service redacted “names and other information” from email conversations regarding Hunter Biden “without any proper legal justification.”
A total of 259 pages of documents were turned over at the request of Grassley and Johnson, however, they were broadly redacted and did not show whether Secret Service personnel or Hunter Biden traveled to Kazakhstan in the spring of 2014 while on a trip to Paris.
Last year it was reported that Hunter Biden ditched his Secret Service detail before flying to Kazakhstan to pursue a deal on behalf of Burisma. On this 2014 trip, Biden planned to meet with then-Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov.
In their letter Tuesday, Grassley and Johnson expressed “serious concerns” over the “extensive” redactions in the 259 pages of documents they received from the Secret Service. They wrote that the redactions “impede” their ability to “understand the full scope” of Hunter’s interactions with his associates and the US Secret Service.
They also said the Secret Service failed to produce communications regarding Hunter’s travel during 2010, 2011, and 2013 even though travel records show Hunter made trips to China, Russia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, “and other destinations around the world.”
Grassley and Johnson demanded that the Secret Service provide complete, unredacted copies of all the documents it already turned over and explain why it failed to produce the records from 2010, 2011, and 2013. They gave Director Murray until January 26 to respond.
Senators Grassley and Johnson have been investigating Hunter Biden’s shady business deals for some time now. In September 2020, they released a report that concluded Hunter’s business with Burisma created a “potential conflict of interest” for his father who, as then-Vice President, was deeply involved in US policy regarding Ukraine.
That 2020 report also linked Hunter Biden to an Eastern European human trafficking and prostitution ring.