Senate Republicans Issue First Subpoena in Burisma Probe
The Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt (Ukraine Edition) came and went without a modicum of success – and managed to lead Republicans to spawn their own probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged misconduct in Ukraine.
Never forget that it was President Donald Trump’s interest in alleged wrongdoing of Joe and Hunter Biden in Ukraine that sparked the entire impeachment witch hunt Democrats were looking for an excuse to execute. Democrats didn’t care about any potential wrongdoing on the part of the Bidens – they cared that Trump inquired about it.
And now the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (which Democrats cannot try to impeach) could get to the bottom of it.
As reported by US News & World Report:
[The Committee] on Wednesday voted to authorize a subpoena related to the GOP’s investigation into Hunter Biden and Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, exacerbating partisan tensions months out from the 2020 election.
Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin set up a vote to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a consulting firm that worked with Burisma while Biden sat on the company’s board and faces allegations of trying to influence policy at the State Department. The committee advanced the subpoena in a party-line vote. GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah has previously expressed concerns about the investigation targeting the Bidens but joined the other seven committee Republicans to vote in favor of the subpoena.
The subpoena vote was originally intended for a former Blue Star consultant to produce documents but was scrapped in March and tailored to instead subpoena the firm directly. Plus, most committee work was put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. and largely sidelined Congress over the past few months.
It’s looking like today is a bad day to be a Biden. As as John Solomon reported earlier today, “the infamous story of Joe Biden’s effort to force the firing of Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in 2016 has taken a new legal twist in Kiev.”
In Kiev late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country’s law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president [Shokin being fired in exchange for Ukraine receiving a $1 billion loan], according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.
Initially, Biden wasn’t named as the alleged perpetrator in the probe, but rather as an “unnamed American.” That just changed.
The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin’s claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter worked.
Vovk ruled that anonymous listing was improper and ordered the law enforcement agencies to formally name Biden as the accused perpetrator.
So serious is this matter that months ago the Democrats attempted an entire impeachment coup to (among other motives) prevent any further developments. They failed.