< br />A new memo (released through FOIA requests) on the Ukraine scandal shows that Hunter Biden and his Burisma associates (like partner Devon Archer) had connections inside the State Department when Obama was in the White House, in 2016. In fact, they were trying to set up a meeting with those State Department connections just thirty days before Vice President Joe Biden orchestrated the firing of Ukraine's General Prosecutor, Shokin, who was in the middle of investigating the gas firm. They were communicating with Catherine Novelli, who was the most senior official within the State Department overlooking international energy issues. And though it's not clear whether the meeting actually took place, it might not even matter. Devon Archer DID meet with John Kerry just a few weeks later, anyways.