These days it seems there is never a dull moment in Washington, D.C. As today Republicans in the Senate took a step to launch investigations into ex-Vice President Joe Biden’s family business ties overseas. More specifically relating to Biden’s son Hunter and the Ukrainian energy titan Burisma Holdings Ltd.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ruled to serve a subpoena to affiliate Blue Star Strategies. Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is leading the charge. GOP Senator Rick Scott of Florida told, “We need to get to the truth about the Bidens’ relationship with Burisma, and these hearings will provide the Senate with the full picture.”
Though CEO and co-founder of Blue Star Karen Tramontano requested the panel “take into consideration that we have eagerly cooperated to date and have every intention to continue to do so in the future.”
While a committee spokesperson said, “The fact is Blue Star has delayed our efforts for more than five months, and even refused to let our staff speak to their attorney until last week–despite the fact that he was speaking with the Ranking Member’s staff, their only real efforts came after we noticed this markup, and we know even those have been woefully incomplete.”
Plus expressed, “the American people deserve to know the extent to which the U.S.-based, Democrat-led consulting company leveraged its connections within the Obama administration to try to gain access to and influence U.S. government agencies on behalf of its corrupt client, Burisma. We are looking forward to receiving a full response to all of our questions.”
But Ranking Member Gary Peters (D-MI) stated, “This is not a serious bipartisan investigation in the tradition of this committee, and I do not believe we should be going down this road.” Tg==The new inquiry already off to a shaky start.
“This subpoena furthers the committee’s work to address the many unanswered questions about this effort and potential conflicts of interest,” Johnson spokesman Austin Altenburg said, “It is unclear why anyone would want to help Blue Star Strategies continue to hide what happened here.” Do they call Hunter Biden?