Just after President Trump was officially acquitted, Multiple Republican Senators announced they will continue to look into potential conflicts of interest with the Bidens business dealings in the Ukraine and China.
“The day of reckoning is coming for congressional and Senate oversight of Joe Biden,” Graham told Fox News on Sunday, before the acquittal vote.
Yahoo reports Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., sent a letter to Secret Service Director James Murray on Wednesday asking for clarification on “whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business” and details of his travel records.
In defending Trump from accusations that he improperly pressured Ukraine to open investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Republicans have sought to shift the focus onto their claim that Biden conducted foreign policy in order to benefit his son’s business interests in Ukraine, for which there is no evidence.
They claim the reason Joe Biden pushed out a former Ukrainian prosecutor was to quell a probe into the Ukrainian energy company for which Hunter Biden served on the board. The former vice president’s position was actually that the prosecutor wasn’t tough enough on corruption cases in the nation, a view shared by international leaders and anti-corruption groups.
Democrats have said Trump only wanted investigations to damage Joe Biden in the 2020 election and allegations of corruption against him had been debunked, while Trump’s legal team argued in the Senate trial that the president had legitimate reasons to be concerned.
Grassley and Johnson, who respectively chair the Senate Committee on Finance and Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, have previously requested records related to Hunter Biden from the State and Treasury Departments. They both voted that Trump was not guilty in the trial.
In their Secret Service letter, the GOP senators asked for a description of the protective detail Hunter Biden received during his father’s time in office and a list of his travel dates and locations, along with other information, for which he received a detail.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has also said he intends to pursue the Bidens.
“The day of reckoning is coming for congressional and Senate oversight of Joe Biden,” Graham told Fox News on Sunday, before the acquittal vote. Graham said he hopes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will call witnesses, including Hunter Biden, to testify about the matter “in the coming weeks.”
“They ruined America’s ability to effectively deal with corruption in the Ukraine by having Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma. That’s just a fact,” Graham said. “And we’re going to get to the bottom of it.