(Liberty Bell) – FBI Director Christopher Wray has been subpoenaed, along with former State Department official, as part of a growing investigation into possible corruption between the US, Russia, and the Ukraine.
Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson has also declared that there is evidence the biden family engaged in a “glaring conflict of interest.”
Johnson made the announcement on Monday, bluntly accusing the Democrats of raising false allegations against him as well as other Republicans looking into former Vice President and current presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the Ukraine.
“We didn’t target Joe and Hunter Biden for investigation; their previous actions had put them in the middle of it,” Johnson wrote in a Monday letter, which also included a detailed timeline of Joe Biden’s policy actions in the Urkaine and his son’s questionable hiring at the gas giant Burisma Holdings.
“Many in the media, in an ongoing attempt to provide cover for former Vice President Biden, continue to repeat the mantra that there is ‘no evidence of wrongdoing or illegal activity’ related to Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board,” Johnson wrote. “I could not disagree more.”
The senator also noted that evidence gathered by his committee demonstrate that the senior Biden met with his son’s business partner, Devon Archer, in April 2014. A month later, Joe then visited Urkaine and both Archer and Hunter Biden were placed on the Burisma board as the company was being investigated for corruption.
“Isn’t it obvious what message Hunter’s position on Burisma’s board sent to Ukrainian officials?” Johnson asked. “The answer: If you want U.S. support, don’t touch Burisma. It also raised a host of questions, including: 1) How could former Vice President Biden look any Ukrainian official (or any other world leader) in the face and demand action to fight corruption? 2) Did this glaring conflict of interest affect the work and efforts of other U.S. officials who worked on anti-corruption measures?”
Just the News notes:
Sources familiar with Johnson’s investigation say the committee has secured testimony from at least one State Department official who worked in Ukraine saying the Bidens’ conduct created the appearance of a conflict of interest and undercut U.S. efforts to fight corruption in Kiev.
Johnson also divulged that late last week he issued a formal subpoena to Wray demanding he immediately surrender records from the Russia collusion probe that the committee has been seeking for months.
The subpoena gives Wray until 5 p.m. on Aug. 20 to comply and demands all records from the probe known as Crossfire Hurricane, including those provided for a damning report by the Justice Department inspector general.