Senate Launches Investigation into Bidens’ 'Burisma Actions'
Sen. Lindsey Graham launches Senate probe
Sen. Lindsey Graham has requested State Department documents relating to former Vice President Joe Biden's communications with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, according to reports.
Graham sent the letter requesting documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to assist in answering questions regarding allegations that Joe Biden was implicated in the termination of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to extinguish the probe into natural gas company Burisma Holdings, were Hunter Biden was on the board.
All documents and communications related to Biden’s phone calls with Poroshenko on Feb. 11, 18, and 19, and March 22, 2016, were requested by the Senator.
Graham also requested communications and documents between Biden, his office, and Poroshenko and his office between Feb. 2, 2016, when Mykola Zlochevsky’s home was raided and Shokin’s removal.
Graham then requested documents and communications relating to Hunter Biden's business partner, Devon Archer, and then-Secretary of State John Kerry on March 2, 2016.
The request comes amid the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, which was launched following a whistle-blower’s complaint that the president withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens.
Top House Republicans have also demanded Chairman Adam Schiff include closed-door testimony from the anonymous 'whistleblower' and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, in the impeachment proceedings.
Reps. Devin Nunes of California and Jim Jordan of Ohio sent a formal letter to Schiff on Wednesday.
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On Thursday, Neon Nettle reported that Hunter Biden, and his Ukrainian business partners, allegedly received $16.5 million that was "obtained by criminal means."
On Wednesday, a member of Ukraine's Parliament alleged that Biden and his partners enriched themselves through Burisma Holdings using money that was stolen from Ukrainian citizens.
Hunter was appointed as a member of the board at the notably corrupt Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in April 2014.
He assumed the position just months after his father had been named by the Obama administration’s point man for Ukraine, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Biden recently criticized Trump over withheld aid to Ukraine, completely ignoring the fact that the Obama Administration held back US aid from the Ukrainian Government while he was vice president.
Presidential candidate Biden slammed Trump during Wednesday night's Democratic debate for withholding aid to Ukraine.