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White House staffer’s history fuels Biden corruption probe

By Jake Beardslee · December 11, 2023

In brief…

  • White House aide Michael Hochman spent nearly 20 years at firm with Biden family ties
  • Firm served as agent for multiple Hunter Biden-linked entities
  • Hochman referenced discussing Burisma with Hunter, pitched client
  • House Republicans moving forward with Biden impeachment inquiry over alleged corruption
A key White House aide has longstanding connections to the Delaware law firm deeply entwined with the business dealings of President Biden's family, which is fueling the push for a corruption investigation and possible impeachment by House Republicans.  acaben/Wikimedia

A key White House aide, Michael Hochman, spent nearly two decades at a Delaware law firm with deep ties to President Biden’s family before joining the administration. Hochman’s connection to the firm, Monzack Mersky McLaughlin and Browder, originally co-founded by Biden in 1970, raises questions among House Republicans as they investigate Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings.

The firm served as registered agent for multiple entities tied to Hunter Biden and his associates, including Owasco LLC and Rosemont Seneca Advisors. Hochman’s emails with Hunter during the Obama administration show he referenced discussing Ukrainian energy company Burisma, pitched a potential client, and provided legal services related to Hunter’s dealings.

As House GOP Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik stated in an interview with Fox News Digital, “I have said for months that the Bidens’ corrupt influence peddling scheme will go down as the greatest political scandal of our lifetime.” Stefanik’s comments come as House Republicans appear ready to move forward with a Biden impeachment inquiry over alleged corruption.

Hunter Biden has faced continuous scrutiny over his foreign business ventures during his father’s vice presidency. As President Biden said recently, “They’re lies. I did not. They’re lies” in response to questions about his discussions with his son’s associates. However, nearly 70% of Americans believe Biden acted unethically regarding his family’s interests, per a recent AP poll.

The latest allegations against Hunter Biden include a 9-charge California indictment related to a “four-year scheme” of unpaid taxes from 2017-2020 totaling $1.4 million.