美國參議院兩個委員會發函要求特勤局局長澄清關於拜登郵件門的疑問

美國參議院國土安全和政府事務委員會、參議院財政委員會兩個委員會在 2020 年 2 月 5 日就要求美國特勤局提供亨特·拜登在受其保護期間的所有行程記錄。當時美國特勤局提供的記錄顯示,亨特·拜登只在 2009 年 1 月 29 日到 2014 年 7 月 8 日期間受到特勤局的保護。然而《紐約郵報》曝出的拜登郵件門表明特勤局為 2015 年 8 月拜登的歐洲之行提供了保護。特勤局提供的信息明顯與之相悖。鑑於郵件門中的其它行程信息與特勤局提供的完全吻合,委員會為核實郵件信息,發函給特勤局局長詹姆斯·默里先生,要求澄清事實,並且要求提供由郵件牽連出的其他人員的行程記錄,包括Rosemont Seneca 公司僱員凱蒂·道奇(Katie Dodge )和瓊·梅爾(Joan Mayer)。下面是委員會於 2020 年 10 月 20 日發給詹姆斯·默里(James M. Murray ) 局長的函件。

閱讀原文

全文翻譯: 

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

美利堅合眾國參議院

華盛頓特區20510

2020 年 10 月 20 日

詹姆斯·默里先生
局長
美國特勤局

親愛的默里先生:

在2020 年2 月5 日,參議院國土安全和政府事務委員會和參議院財政委員會(“簡稱委員會”)要求美國特勤局(“簡稱特勤局”)提供”亨特·拜登在接受保護期間國際和國內旅行的所有日期和地點”的記錄。 1 正如兩個委員會在2020 年9 月23 日提交的那份題為“亨特·拜登、Burisma 公司和腐敗:對美國政府政策的影響和相關的憂慮”的報告所詳述的,特勤局的記錄顯示,亨特·拜登首次作為特勤局受保護者的行程是於2009 年1 月29 日前往紐約市。特勤局告知兩個委員會,亨特·拜登於 2014 年 7 月 8 日前往印第安納州密歇根市的行程結束後,就謝絕了特勤局的保護。

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 La ke,” 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

最近有報導公佈了據稱屬於亨特·拜登的電子郵件,其中一些郵件提到了拜登先生的行程。隨著委員會對這些電子郵件的真實性進行評估,委員會的工作人員發現有幾處提到的拜登先生的行程與特勤局提供的行程記錄一致。例如,在一封據稱由亨特·拜登於2014 年4 月13 日凌晨12:43 發送給德文·阿徹(Devon Archer)的電子郵件中,拜登先生提到要前往休斯頓”tmrw “。特勤局的記錄裡有一條拜登先生於 2014 年 4 月 13 日至 2014 年 4 月 14 日前往德克薩斯州休斯頓的旅行記錄。在另一封公佈的電子郵件中: 據稱由Burisma 公司官員瓦迪姆·波扎爾斯基(Vadim Pozharsky)於2014 年5 月12 日上午8:29 寫給拜登先生和阿徹先生,  波扎爾斯基先生寫道:“根據我們遊覽科莫湖期間的會談以及之後的進一步討論,我想提請你們注意以下情況。” 雖然這封郵件沒有提及 “遊覽科莫湖”的具體日期,但是特勤局的記錄裡有一條亨特·拜登於2014 年4 月3 日至2014 年4 月6 日前往意大利科莫湖的行程記錄。其它報告還表明,2014 年 5 月,拜登先生和阿徹先生可能在卡塔爾的多哈。特勤局的記錄裡有一條亨特·拜登於 2014 年 5 月 11 日至 2014 年 5 月 14 日前往卡塔爾的多哈的行程記錄。

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.

上述郵件涉及拜登先生在 2014 年 7 月之前的旅行,這是拜登先生接受特勤局保護的時期。然而,最近公佈的另一個電子郵件鏈中提到的拜登先生的行程安排,那時特勤局對他的保護顯然以經結束了一年之久 ,竟有特勤局的參與。在2015 年7 月底的電子郵件鏈中,據稱波扎爾斯基先生、拜登先生和Rosemont Seneca 公司僱員凱蒂·道奇和瓊·梅耶爾討論了從2015 年8 月2 日到2015 年8 月6 日拜登先生歐洲之行的安排。在那一系列郵件中,梅耶爾女士問波扎爾斯基先生:“特勤局想知道從巴黎飛往挪威的包機上會有多少座位留給他們?如果有可能的話,他們期望是2個。” 波扎爾斯基先生回復道:“我們絕對有足夠的位置留給兩位特勤局特工乘機,完全沒問題。” 兩天后,梅耶女士寫道:“票訂好了嗎? 特勤局也需要亨特的座位號。”根據這個電子郵件鏈,特勤局似乎計劃在2015 年8 月與拜登先生同行,這顯然是在特勤局之前告知委員會結束對拜登先生保護的日期之後。

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.

作為委員會對最近公佈的據稱屬於亨特·拜登的電子郵件進行核實的努力的一部分,並為了理清郵件所呈現的與特勤局之前給委員會的答復之間任何明顯的差異,我們要求提供以下資料和記錄:

  1. 特勤局是否有亨特·拜登 2015 年 8 月的行程記錄?如果有,請提供給委員會。
  2. 2014 年 7 月後是否有特勤局特工陪同亨特·拜登出行?如果有,請提供這些記錄,並解釋為什麼在 2020 年 2 月 5 日給兩個委員會的回復中沒有提供這些記錄。
  3. 請提供在亨特·拜登父親擔任副總統期間,特勤局、亨特·拜登、凱蒂·道奇或瓊·梅爾這些人與亨特·拜登行程相關的所有記錄。

請盡快提交這些資料,不得晚於2020年10月26日。感謝你對這個問題的關注

Sincerely,

此致敬禮,

References: 

參考資料:

[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).

翻譯:【AmCree】 校對:【文灵】 編輯 【GM80】
戰友之家玫瑰園小隊製作

+1
0 則留言
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Himalaya Rose Garden Team

Be strong and courageous. 10月 31日