Monday, 24 February, 2020

Republican Senate officials request Hunter Biden's travel documents from the Secret Service

Trump acquitted Grassley, Johnson Seek Hunter Biden’s Travel Records From Secret Service
Robin Buchanan | 08 February, 2020, 00:59

Trump was impeached by the Democratic-controlled House for abuse of power and obstructing Congress in the investigation of the Ukraine scandal.

In the letter the lawmakers wrote they are "reviewing potential conflicts of interest posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration" - particularly in Ukraine and China, where he had business dealings.

They've asked data on Hunter Biden as smartly from the State Division, the Justice Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nationwide Archives and the Secret Carrier. "The management informed Area Democrats to move pound sand when their oversight authority used to be necessary whilst voluntarily cooperating with the Senate Republicans' sideshow at lightning velocity".

The chairmen asked Murray to provide a list of dates and travel locations for which Hunter Biden received a protective detail, information on whether he was on government aircraft or accompanied by family members and a description of the protective detail.


In the meantime, the White House temporarily froze $391 million in USA military aid to Ukraine meant to help the country ward off Russian aggression, prompting suspicion of a quid pro quo scheme in which Trump is accused of making the aid contingent on the Ukrainian president's promise that Biden's conduct would be investigated. Democrats said the Bidens had no knowledge about whether Trump improperly pressured Ukraine to investigate the Bidens after Joe Biden began running for president.

Just after the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on the two articles of impeachment against him, Senate Republicans announced Wednesday that they have requested Hunter Biden's official travel records from the Secret Service.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who sits on the Finance Committee, told Yahoo News that the swift response from Treasury is a "blatant double standard" considering how the Trump administration responded to Democrats' effort to obtain documents and witness testimony in his impeachment trial.

At the time, Biden pushed for Ukraine to fire Shokin, which he says was because he was not doing enough to fight corruption in the former Soviet republic.


One of the trip coming under scrutiny was Hunter Biden's trip aboard Air Force Two along with his father to China in 2013.

Manchin called the argument from Trump's lawyer that the President can do no wrong if it's good for his reelection, "false", "dangerous", "troubling" and "simply preposterous".

Every Senate Republican other than Mitt Romney of Utah voted to acquit, and Trump brandished headlines of his acquittal at the congressional prayer breakfast on Thursday morning.


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