美国参议院两个委员会发函要求特勤局局长澄清关于拜登邮件门的疑问

美国参议院国土安全和政府事务委员会、参议院财政委员会两个委员会在 2020 年 2 月 5 日就要求美国特勤局提供亨特·拜登在受其保护期间的所有行程记录。当时美国特勤局提供的记录显示,亨特·拜登只在 2009 年 1 月 29 日到 2014 年 7 月 8 日期间受到特勤局的保护。然而《纽约邮报》曝出的拜登邮件门表明特勤局为 2015 年 8 月拜登的欧洲之行提供了保护。特勤局提供的信息明显与之相悖。鉴于邮件门中的其它行程信息与特勤局提供的完全吻合,委员会为核实邮件信息,发函给特勤局局长詹姆斯·默里先生,要求澄清事实,并且要求提供由邮件牵连出的其他人员的行程记录,包括 Rosemont Seneca 公司雇员凯蒂·道奇(Katie Dodge )和琼·梅尔(Joan Mayer)。下面是委员会于 2020 年 10 月 20 日发给詹姆斯·默里(James M. Murray )  局长的函件。

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October 20, 2020

Mr. James M. Murray 
Director 
United States Secret Service 

Dear Mr. Murray: 

On February 5, 2020, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance (“the Committees”) requested United States Secret Service (“USSS”) records of “all the dates and locations of travel, international and domestic, for Hunter Biden while he received a protective detail.” 1 As detailed in the Committees’ September 23, 2020 report titled, “Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns,” USSS records indicate that Hunter Biden’s first scheduled trip as a Secret Service protectee was January 29, 2009 to New York City. USSS informed the Committees that Hunter Biden declined USSS protection after a scheduled July 8, 2014 trip to Michigan City, Indiana. 2 

美利坚合众国参议院

华盛顿特区20510

2020 年 10 月 20 日

詹姆斯·默里先生
局长
美国特勤局

亲爱的默里先生:

在 2020 年 2 月 5 日,参议院国土安全和政府事务委员会和参议院财政委员会(“简称委员会”)要求美国特勤局(“简称特勤局”)提供 “亨特·拜登在接受保护期间国际和国内旅行的所有日期和地点 ”的记录。 正如两个委员会在 2020 年 9 月 23 日提交的那份题为“亨特·拜登、Burisma 公司和腐败:对美国政府政策的影响和相关的忧虑”的报告所详述的,特勤局的记录显示,亨特·拜登首次作为特勤局受保护者的行程是于 2009 年 1 月 29 日前往纽约市。特勤局告知两个委员会,亨特·拜登于 2014 年 7 月 8 日前往印第安纳州密歇根市的行程结束后,就谢绝了特勤局的保护。

Recent reports have published emails allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, some of which include references to Mr. Biden’s travel.3 As the Committees continue to assess the validity of these emails, Committee staff have found that several of the references to Mr. Biden’s travel align with the travel records USSS produced to the Committees. For example, in one email allegedly sent from Hunter Biden to Devon Archer on April 13, 2014 at 12:43 AM, Mr. Biden referred to traveling to Houston “tmrw.”4 Secret Service records show a travel entry for Mr. Biden from April 13, 2014 – April 14, 2014, to Houston, TX.5 In another published email, Burisma official Vadim Pozharskyi allegedly wrote to Mr. Biden and Mr. Archer on May 12, 2014 at 8:29 AM. Mr. Pozharskyi wrote, “Following our talks during the visit to the Como Lake and our further discussions, I would like to bring the following situation to your attention.” 6 Although this email did not provide a specific date for the “visit to the Como Lake,” USSS records show a travel entry for Hunter Biden to Lake Como, Italy, on April 3, 2014 – April 6, 2014.7 Other reports also indicate that, in May 2014, Mr. Biden and Mr. Archer may have been in Doha, Qatar.8 USSS records contain a travel entry for Hunter Biden to Doha, Qatar on May 11, 2014 – May 14, 2014.9 

最近有报道公布了据称属于亨特·拜登的电子邮件,其中一些邮件提到了拜登先生的行程。随着委员会对这些电子邮件的真实性进行评估,委员会的工作人员发现有几处提到的拜登先生的行程与特勤局提供的行程记录一致。例如,在一封据称由亨特·拜登于 2014 年 4 月 13 日凌晨 12:43 发送给德文·阿彻(Devon Archer)的电子邮件中,拜登先生提到要前往休斯顿 “tmrw”。特勤局的记录里有一条拜登先生于 2014 年 4 月 13 日至 2014 年 4 月 14 日前往德克萨斯州休斯顿的旅行记录。在另一封公布的电子邮件中: 据称由Burisma 公司官员瓦迪姆·波扎尔斯基(Vadim Pozharsky)于 2014 年 5 月 12 日上午 8:29 写给拜登先生和阿彻先生, 波扎尔斯基先生写道:“根据我们游览科莫湖期间的会谈以及之后的进一步讨论,我想提请你们注意以下情况。” 虽然这封邮件没有提及 “游览科莫湖 “的具体日期,但是特勤局的记录里有一条亨特·拜登于 2014 年 4 月 3 日至2014 年 4 月 6 日前往意大利科莫湖的行程记录。其它报告还表明,2014 年 5 月,拜登先生和阿彻先生可能在卡塔尔的多哈。特勤局的记录里有一条亨特·拜登于 2014 年 5 月 11 日至 2014 年 5 月 14 日前往卡塔尔的多哈的行程记录。

These emails concern Mr. Biden’s travel prior to July 2014, a period of time when Mr. Biden received USSS protection. However, another recently published email chain referenced travel plans for Mr. Biden involving USSS one year after Mr. Biden’s protection apparently ended. In a late July 2015 email chain, Mr. Pozharskyi, Mr. Biden, and Rosemont Seneca employees Katie Dodge and Joan Mayer allegedly discussed plans for Mr. Biden to travel to Europe between August 2, 2015 and August 6, 2015. In that email chain, Ms. Mayer asked Mr. Pozharskyi, “Secret Service is wondering how many seats would be available for them on the charter flight from Paris to Norway? They would prefer 2 if that is at all possible.”10 Mr. Pozharskyi responded, “We can definitely make room for 2 SS agents on board, no problem at all.” Two days later, Ms. Mayer wrote, “Are the tickets booked? SS needs Hunters’s [sic] seat numbers as well.” Based on this email chain, it appears that USSS was planning to travel with Mr. Biden in August 2015, which would have been well after the USSS reported to the Committees that Mr. Biden ended his protection. 

上述邮件涉及拜登先生在 2014 年 7 月之前的旅行,这是拜登先生接受特勤局保护的时期。然而,最近公布的另一个电子邮件链中提到的拜登先生的行程安排,那时特勤局对他的保护显然以经结束了一年之久 ,竟有特勤局的参与。在 2015 年 7 月底的电子邮件链中,据称波扎尔斯基先生、拜登先生和 Rosemont Seneca 公司雇员凯蒂·道奇和琼·梅耶尔讨论了从 2015 年 8 月 2 日到 2015 年 8 月 6 日拜登先生欧洲之行的安排。在那一系列邮件中,梅耶尔女士问波扎尔斯基先生:“特勤局想知道从巴黎飞往挪威的包机上会有多少座位留给他们?如果有可能的话,他们期望是2个。”波扎尔斯基先生回复道:“我们绝对有足够的位置留给两位特勤局特工乘机,完全没问题。” 两天后,梅耶女士写道:“票订好了吗? 特勤局也需要亨特的座位号。”根据这个电子邮件链,特勤局似乎计划在 2015 年 8 月与拜登先生同行,这显然是在特勤局之前告知委员会结束对拜登先生保护的日期之后。

As part of the Committees’ efforts to validate these recently·published emails allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, and in order to resolve any apparent discrepancies with USSS’s prior response to the Committees, we request the following information and records: 

  1. Does USSS have any Hunter Biden travel records from August 2015? If so, please provide them to the Committees.
  2. Did any USSS agents accompany Hunter Biden on travel after July 2014? If so, please provide those records and explain why those records were not produced to the Committees in response to the February 5, 2020 letter. 
  3. Please provide all records among and between USSS, Hunter Biden, Katie Dodge, or Joan Mayer regarding Hunter Biden’s travel while his father was Vice President. 

Please provide this information as soon as possible but no later than October 26, 2020. Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

作为委员会对最近公布的据称属于亨特·拜登的电子邮件进行核实的努力的一部分,并为了理清邮件所呈现的与特勤局之前给委员会的答复之间任何明显的差异,我们要求提供以下资料和记录:

  1.  特勤局是否有亨特·拜登 2015 年 8 月的行程记录?如果有,请提供给委员会。
  2. 2014 年 7 月后是否有特勤局特工陪同亨特·拜登出行?如果有,请提供这些记录,并解释为什么在 2020 年 2 月 5 日给两个委员会的回复中没有提供这些记录。
  3. 请提供在亨特·拜登父亲担任副总统期间,特勤局、亨特·拜登、凯蒂·道奇或琼·梅尔这些人与亨特·拜登行程相关的所有记录。 

请尽快提交这些资料,不得晚于2020年10月26日。 感谢你对这个问题的关注。

Sincerely,

此致敬礼,

References: 

参考资料: 

[1] Letter from Chairman Ron Johnson, S. Comm. on Homeland Sec. & Governmental Aff., and Chairman Charles E. Grassley, S. Comm. on Fin., to James M. Murray, Dir., U.S. Secret Serv., Feb. 5, 2020, https://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2020-02-05%20CEG%20RHJ%20to%20Secret%20Service%20%28Biden%20Travel%29.pdf.

[2] S. Comm. on Homeland Sec. and Governmental Aff. & S. Comm. on Fin., Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns (Sept. 2020), https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/HSGAC_Finance_Report_FINAL.pdf.

[3] Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge, Hunter Biden emails show leveraging connections with his father to boost Burisma pay, NY Post (Oct. 14, 2020), https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/hunter-biden-emails-show-leveraging-connections-with-dad-to-boost-burisma-pay/.

[4] Id.

[5] Protectee Visits Detail Reports for Robert H. Biden, U.S. Secret Serv., Date Range: January 1, 2008 – January 31, 2017. According to the USSS report, “The U.S. Secret Service cannot confirm that the trips occurred or if protection was provided for the entirety of the trip due to the age of the records at issue.”

[6] Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge, Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad, NY Post (Oct. 14, 2020), https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/. 

[7] Protectee Visits Detail Reports for Robert H. Biden, U.S. Secret Serv., Date Range: January 1, 2008 – January 31, 2017.

[8] Quinn Hillyer, Media risks malpractice by dismissing alleged anti-Biden bombshell, Washington Examiner (Oct. 15, 2020), https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/media-risks-malpractice-by-dismissing-alleged-anti-biden-bombshell; Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge, Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad, NY Post (Oct. 14, 2020), https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/.

[9] Protectee Visits Detail Reports for Robert H. Biden, U.S. Secret Serv., Date Range: January 1, 2008 – January 31, 2017.

[10] Alleged emails between Joan Mayer and Vadim Pozharskyi (July 24-27, 2015).

[11] “Records” include any written, recorded, or graphic material of any kind, including letters, memoranda, reports, notes, electronic data (emails, email attachments, and any other electronically-created or stored information), calendar entries, inter-office communications, meeting minutes, phone/voice mail or recordings/records of verbal communications, and drafts (whether or not they resulted in final documents).

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