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Senate panel approves subpoena in Biden-related probe as GOP ramps up investigations
CNN ^ | 20 May 2020 | By Jeremy Herb

Posted on 05/20/2020 9:37:51 AM PDT by RandFan

A Senate committee voted along party lines Wednesday to issue a subpoena as part of the Republican-led investigation into the Ukrainian energy firm that hired former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

The subpoena is one of several steps Senate Republicans are taking to ramp up probes related to the Obama administration and Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee who will likely challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 8-6 to authorize the subpoena Chairman Ron Johnson requested for Blue Star Strategies, a US public affairs firm that worked with Burisma, the Ukrainian company which hired Biden.

It's the first subpoena authorized in Johnson's investigation into Burisma and Hunter Biden that ramped up following the end of the impeachment trial. The Wisconsin Republican has received documents from the State Department and National Archives and says he expects to release a report laying out the committee's findings in the coming months.

Before the pandemic, Trump suggested he would make Ukraine a major part of a campaign against Biden, while Trump and his allies have repeatedly made unfounded and false claims alleging that Biden and his son acted corruptly in Ukraine. Burisma was a focus of last year's impeachment proceedings, as it was the company Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate in their July 2019 call.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2020election; biden; bidenscandal; bluestarstrategies; burisma; clintonnonnews; clowncar; cnn; corruption; crookedbidens; delaware; democratpropaganda; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; hunter; hunterbiden; itsabouttime; jeremyherb; joebiden; joeclowncarbiden; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; ronjohnson; smearmachine; thievesandliars; ukraine; volodymyrzelensky; wisconsin
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Good for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc). I like him.
1 posted on 05/20/2020 9:37:51 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: RandFan

Good, drip drip drip, the October Surprise.


2 posted on 05/20/2020 9:40:14 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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To: RandFan

yea no bias

Trump and his allies have repeatedly made unfounded and false claims alleging that Biden and his son acted corruptly in Ukraine. Burisma was a focus of last year’s impeachment proceedings, as it was the company Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate in their July 2019 call.


3 posted on 05/20/2020 9:41:52 AM PDT by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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Yeah usual stuff. I excerpted it because there was even more bias.

Shame these journalists can’t write an objective article for once.


4 posted on 05/20/2020 9:43:52 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: manc

“And have been repeatedly debunked.” They love that one too.


5 posted on 05/20/2020 9:44:33 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

They would never write that if it was a Democrat investigation. In fact they would do the opposite.

It’s disgusting.


6 posted on 05/20/2020 9:48:39 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: manc

There are no journalists at the networks anymore. Political operatives fronting for the DNC.

The American public sees them for who they are....


7 posted on 05/20/2020 10:01:45 AM PDT by blackberry1
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To: blackberry1

I reckon some FReepers could seriously do a better job.


8 posted on 05/20/2020 10:11:10 AM PDT by RandFan
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I like Johnson too. He impressed me recently when he was challenged by one of the Pravda Elite and he did not back down.

I watched Rudy’s (admittedly it was kinda painful) presentation on what he discovered in the Ukraine and it is pretty convincing. They need to subpoena the Ukrainians who are willing to come and testify before congress about what occurred.

The tapes posted on Zero Hedge (released by a Ukrainian) accompanied by the new allegation from the Ukraine that they cannot account for tens (if not hundreds) of millions of dollars in US aid AND that Hunter Biden may have received 16 million dollars of US taxpayer money on behalf of Burisma AND that our former Ambassador lied before congress during impeachment would all be big stories in a sane world by themselves.


9 posted on 05/20/2020 10:13:29 AM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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Back when the Dems launched their “investigation/impeachment” of Trump, CNN said it was the House doing it. Now that the Senate will investigate Biden, all of a sudden it’s the GOP doing the investigating...


10 posted on 05/20/2020 10:14:20 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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“Good for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc). I like him.”

Better than Lindsay Graham for sure.


11 posted on 05/20/2020 10:17:45 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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Well spotted Jeff!

I will refrain from posting CNN in future I think!


12 posted on 05/20/2020 10:59:17 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: manc

Sure thing Jeremy.


13 posted on 05/20/2020 11:04:50 AM PDT by sauropod (Quarantine is when you restrict sick people, tyranny is when you restrict healthy people.)
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To: manc

this may help: https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/press-conference/663234.html


14 posted on 05/20/2020 11:28:44 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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The committee voted 8-6, to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, the consulting firm linked to Biden and Burisma. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who sits on the committee, voted to approve the subpoena.


15 posted on 05/20/2020 11:37:56 AM PDT by Brown Deer (America First!)
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To: RandFan

I love their convoluted headlines and word twists. They measure every word.


16 posted on 05/20/2020 11:52:03 AM PDT by Luke21
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while Trump and his allies have repeatedly made unfounded and false claims alleging that Biden and his son acted corruptly in Ukraine.

These "reporters" have absolutely no shame. Biden is on tape. Real documents exist and are publicly available. There was zero other reason for Biden's son to be given that high paying job for which he had zero qualifications. More documents were just released about the fired ambassador implicating her as being involved with this same company.

Reality has zero influence on these reporters - narrative only, no facts.

17 posted on 05/20/2020 12:18:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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Your right and i see this ‘unfounded’or ‘unproven’ claim about Hunter in EVERY article at every outlet (not just CNN but others as well). It’s crazy how they do this. They’re in a collective state of denial!


18 posted on 05/20/2020 12:27:11 PM PDT by RandFan
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“unfounded and false claims”

They’ll never surrender and will fight til the very last.


19 posted on 05/20/2020 12:45:33 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: 1Old Pro

Yep...... The good guys know everything and are working in concert to use it to maximum effect.

Those here who constantly whine about Republicans should start paying attention


20 posted on 05/20/2020 12:48:18 PM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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