While it seemed unlikely a mere week ago, it’s now looking like Joe Biden is on set to clinch the Democrat nomination. And that means you can expect to hear plenty about Ukraine in coming months.
The impeachment saga failed to remove President Donald Trump from office – but it did draw attention to Hunter Biden’s questionable activities in Ukraine, and it’s a scandal Trump is certain to seize upon in his attacks on Biden. Democrats resisted every attempt Republicans made at getting Hunter to testify, and for good reason. The entire impeachment saga was dependent on Democrats burying the lede on why exactly Trump was inquiring about the Bidens’ activity in Ukraine.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee launched a probe into Hunter’s relationship with Burisma, and Chairman Ron Johnson said earlier this week that they’ll be issuing their first subpoena soon. Johnson also said that an interim report on their findings thus far will be released shortly.
As Breitbart reported: Senate Republicans are planning to release an interim report on their probe into Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma and the role former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden may have played in helping the company evade investigations by sitting on the company’s board, according to a report.
Chairman Ron Johnson told reporters on Wednesday he is likely to release that report within one to two months, according to Politico.
“These are questions that Joe Biden has not adequately answered,” Johnson told reporters. “And if I were a Democrat primary voter, I’d want these questions satisfactorily answered before I cast my final vote.”
“My investigations are not focused on the Bidens. They’re just not. But I can’t ignore them because they’re part of the story,” he told Politico. They made themselves part of the story.”
“If there’s wrongdoing, the American people need to know it. If there is no wrongdoing or nothing significant, the American people need to understand that as well,” he said.
On Monday, Johnson announced plans to subpoena records from a Democrat public affairs firm that he said potentially tried use Biden’s role at Burisma to influence policy at the State Department. “I don’t know why any member of my committee would vote against a subpoena that’s just looking for records from a U.S. consulting firm,” Johnson reportedly said.
Without a hint of irony, House Democrats are preparing to accuse Republicans investigating Burisma of trying to interfere with Biden’s presidential run. What do they think their impeachment witch hunt was, if not trying to interfere with Trump’s re-election prospects?