The acquittal of President Trump has caused a boomerang effect and shifted the spotlight toward the corruption mentioned in the now infamous phone call that stemmed the Democratic impeachment disaster. As Americans become more aware of what happened in Ukraine involving Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings, they demand answers.
Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson, (R-WI) have sent a letter to James M. Murray, Director of the United States Secret Service to further clarify Hunter Biden’s travel arrangements while his father was Vice President of the nation. As stated in the letter, the Finance, Homeland Security, and Governmental Affairs committees request “information about whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business, to include his work for Rosemont Seneca and related entities in China and Ukraine.”
On top of travel records, the Senators are also seeking records from the U.S. Treasury Department. Both Senator Grassley and Senator Johnson signed off on a letter sent to The Honorable Ken A. Blanco, Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network with the Department of Treasury. This request is in search of Suspicious Activity Reports in relation to Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, Christopher Heinz, and associated businesses.
Within President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s President Zelensky, he requested, “to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it.” According to the Senate approved “Treaty with Ukraine on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters,” President Trump acted as required.
The treaty derived during Bill Clinton’s administration and was signed in Kiev on July 22, 1998. Article 2 within this document states, “the establishment of Central Authorities and defines Central Authorities for purposes of the Treaty. For the United States, the Central Authority shall be the Attorney General or a person designated by the Attorney General. For Ukraine, the Central Authority shall be the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Prosecutor General.”
The Prosecutor General of Ukraine at the time was Viktor Shokin. The Prosecutor General was forced out and aid was withheld by Joe Biden in the spring of 2016. Joe Biden boasted of his actions as the point man to Ukraine, leading many to wonder if this was done to protect his son Hunter, as Shokin’s testimony suggests. If this was the case, then it is safe to wonder if the investigation was initiated prior to Joe Biden’s Presidential candidacy announcement nullifying the Democrats accusations.
Regardless of the investigation delay attempts via the impeachment sham, the tables have now turned and Burisma-related corruption is in the crosshairs of Republican Senators.