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Kate Bedingfield Vowed Reporter Would Block Burisma Story Unless ‘Editors Hold a Gun to Her Head



Then Vice-President Joe Biden’s Communications Director Kate Bedingfield reassured Hunter Biden’s top lieutenant in 2015 that a damaging story from Bloomberg reporter Margaret Talev about the family’s business dealings in Ukraine would be quashed unless “editors hold a gun to her head,” emails obtained from the National Archives show.


The emails are just one more record revealing a close working relationship between Joe Biden’s White House team and the family’s business, via partner Eric Schwerin, who is apparently cooperating with House investigators.



Margaret Talev, senior white house correspondent for Bloomberg LP, speaks during the Bloomberg Business of Equality conference in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


“Absolutely — we have had two conversations about it — she will only use if her editors put a gun to her head. She absolutely will not do the second thing,” Bedingfield replied to Schwerin about a potential Bloomberg story about Hunter’s role at Burisma, and another about his discharge from the Navy.


Despite Bedingfield’s efforts to prevent the story from being published, it appears Bloomberg did publish the story on December 8, the same day as the communication.


Margaret Talev is now the managing editor for politics at Axios and a CNN political analyst. Bedingfield, meanwhile, departed the White House in 2023, just as the House Oversight Committee probe into Joe Biden heated up.


Before assuring Schwerin the story would not run, Bedingfield relayed a familiar script used by Biden over the years to wave away scrutiny of his potential role in the family enterprise. The conversation followed a New York Times article about the family’s business in Ukraine.



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