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A former State Department official who advised Joe Biden on Ukrainian affairs played a key role in raising concerns about President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukrainian officials to investigate both the former VP and his son, Hunter.
Amos Hochstein is a former State Department official who served as an adviser to Biden from 2011 to 2017 and currently serves on the supervisory board of the state-owned Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz. Following a May meeting with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Hochstein contacted U.S. officials with his concerns. During the meeting, Zelensky reportedly expressed feeling pressured by the Trump administration to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
The article goes on to state the following:
The former State Department official was nominated in 2015 (but never confirmed) to be the U.S. assistant secretary of state for energy resources. He has also donated extensively to Democratic Party candidates and committees, according to federal election records. Between 1996 and 2019, Hochstein donated more than $71,000 to Democratic candidates and committees. He also donated $1,500 to Republican candidates and committees.
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