Sally Painter, the consultant for Burisma Holdings and the associate of Hunter Biden turned to the State Department, looking for a discussion about Ukraine-related affairs.
According to the Washington Examiner, "emails released by the State Department show communications between Sally Painter, a consulting representative for the Ukrainian gas company, and William Russo, the top aide of former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken in 2016. In one email in June, Painter requested a meeting with Blinker to discuss events in Ukraine".
"Karen Tramontano and I would like to have a brief coffee with Tony at his earliest convenience regarding some troubling events we are seeing n [sic] Ukraine. (He said yes) Karen was President Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff and we are just back from Kiev. Many thanks for your help", reads Painter's message to Russo.
No mentions of Burisma appeared in the correspondence, which leaves it up to a discussion what the sides talked about.
As is known, U.S. leader Donald Trump halted the military assistance to Ukraine before his phone conversation with Ukraine's counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019; during that conversation, he repeatedly said there's a need to continue the investigation against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas production company. This is the enterprise where Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden used to work; Biden, Sr. is Trump's main rival in the U.S. presidential election in 2020.
Due to the scandal around the conversation between U.S. and Ukraine's leaders, U.S. Congress initiated the procedure of Trump's impeachment. That requires two-thirds of all Senators' votes.