The White House nominated a Senior Advisor to Blue Star Strategies, a controversial consulting firm with ties to Hunter Biden that worked on behalf of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, to serve on the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s International Broadcasting Advisory Board.
The nominee, Jeffrey Gedmin, worked at the Democrat-run consulting firm when it began operating on behalf of Burisma in 2015. Emails obtained from the “hard drive from hell” reveal that Hunter Biden played a crucial role in the scandal-plagued energy firm’s decision to hire Blue Star Strategies, with U.S. lawmakers flagging the partnership for potentially influencing then-Vice President Joe Biden’s policy towards Ukraine.
Blue Star Strategies’ work for Burisma triggered an investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly engaging in unregistered foreign lobbying on behalf of its Ukrainian client.
If confirmed, Gedmin would have the ability to influence the content produced by the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), as the International Broadcasting Advisory Board is the highest-level advisory group to the agency’s CEO.