Per Reuters, the Republican chairmen of two U.S. Senate committees have asked the Treasury Department, in a letter, for possible reports of money laundering or fraud on the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son with a Ukraine energy firm.
TheHill reports two GOP Senate chairmen are asking for the Treasury Department to hand over any documents related to Hunter Biden and a Ukrainian energy company amid an ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
In a letter dated Nov. 15, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asked for “suspicious activity reports” involving Biden, Reuters reported Friday.
The documents do not include findings about any illegal activity itself but are filed by financial institutions when money laundering or fraud is suspected. It is unknown if any such reports exist involving Biden, and the GOP letter did not include any evidence that Biden engaged in any activity that would be covered in such reports, according to Reuters.
Former Vice President Joe Biden‘s son has denied any wrongdoing involving his work for the Ukrainian company, Burisma Holdings, which President Trump and his Republican allies have targeted. Trump has claimed without evidence that the former vice president pushed for Ukraine to fire a prosecutor due to his son’s business interests, though both have denied such allegations.
The GOP senators said that Burisma was paying Hunter Biden as much as $50,000 a month, saying their committees were investigating “potentially improper actions by the Obama administration with respect to Burisma Holdings and Ukraine,” according to Reuters.