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Subpoenas issued in Hunter + Joe Biden Probe

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by Mountainmanbob, May 21, 2020.

  1. Mountainmanbob

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    https://nypost.com/2020/05/20/senate-committee-authorizes-subpoenas-in-hunter-biden-probe/

    WASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Wednesday voted to authorize subpoenas as part of the investigation into Hunter Biden’s high-paying work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma, according to a report.

    Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson will be able to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, the Democratic public relations firm that Burisma engaged while Biden sat on its board, Politico reported.

    The probe will investigate whether Biden and Blue Star Strategies profited off Biden’s father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, who was in charge of US policy toward Ukraine at the time.

    Senate Republicans say Joe Biden may have acted inappropriately when his son was given a high-paying seat on the board of Burisma, despite having no relevant experience.

    The subpoenas come as recordings have surfaced of leaked phone calls between then-Vice President Biden and then-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in which Biden was pushing for the ouster of the prosecutor general. Andriy Derkach, who reportedly released the audio, has claimed he has proof that Burisma Holdings paid Joe Biden $900,000 in lobbying fees.

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    Sen. Rand Paul expects subpoenaed emails to show lobbying firm used Hunter Biden for access to State Department
     
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  2. iluvatar5150

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    Authorized != Issued
     
  3. The Barbarian

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    Gee, does that mean that Ukraine gave patents to Biden's offspring because they thought it would give them some access to Biden?

    That's really alarming...

    China grants 18 trademarks in 2 months to Trump, daughter
    A document from the website of China's Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce showing provisional approval of a trademark for Ivanka Trump Marks LLC is seen on a computer screen in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about ongoing conflicts of interest in the White House on the eve of a national election. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    China grants 18 trademarks in 2 months to Trump, daughter
     
  4. Mountainmanbob

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    From post #1

    Andriy Derkach, who reportedly released the audio, has claimed he has proof that Burisma Holdings paid Joe Biden $900,000 in lobbying fees.

    That just doesn't look good for a guy running for President.

    Perfect timing.

    M
     
  5. The Barbarian

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    The difference is, we actually have evidence that China paid off Ivanka, but so far Andriy is just talk. And I have no doubt that the China/Trump connection will be a larger issue in the campaign as more of that corruption is unearthed.
     
  6. Mountainmanbob

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    Sounds like it might be coming from left field got a link.

    Perhaps a vivid imagination,
    O yes, we have seen that before.

    M
     
  7. The Barbarian

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    Probably likely.

    Viktor Mykolayovych Shokin (Ukrainian: Віктор Миколайович Шокін) is a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine. Having previously worked as an investigator for the Prosecutor General Office, he served as Prosecutor General for a year between 2015 and 2016. His appointment was controversial from the outset and he was widely considered to be a key obstacle in the fight against corruption, with accusations that he had blocked cases against allies and influential figures. He was dismissed in March 2016 after pressure from the United States, European Union and international financial institutions, as well as Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigners.
    Viktor Shokin - Wikipedia

    You can see why Trump is so fond of the guy. But pretty much everyone opposed to corruption wanted him out. Again, this explains why Trump was so outraged. The same sort of behavior got Trump impeached.
     
  8. The Barbarian

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    Yep.

    Ivanka Trump Wins China Trademarks, Then Her Father Vows to Save ZTE
    Ivanka Trump Wins China Trademarks, Then Her Father Vows to Save ZTE


    It's not just Ivanka who got paid off, though.

    Trump helps sanctioned Chinese phone maker after China delivers a big loan to a Trump project
    Trump stands to gain from an Indonesian project that got a $500 million loan right before he flip-flopped on ZTE.
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/5/15/17355202/trump-zte-indonesia-lido-city


    This is one of the reasons Trump desperately wants to remain president; there's a good chance that some indictments might be forthcoming.


     
  9. Mountainmanbob

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    I don't see anything regarding Trump
    no Trump probe
    but yes, we do have the Biden probe.
    Stay tuned.
    M
     
  10. jgarden

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    Subpoenas issued in Hunter + Joe Biden Probe

    These are the same Senators who refused to hear from witnesses for the Impeachment Trial - these hypocrites should hang their heads in shame!

    Hunter Biden should refuse and then dare the Senators to take legal action against the son of a presidential candidate during an election year!
     
  11. Mountainmanbob

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    He gets no special privileges because, daddy's running for president.

    When the goods are in -- they go down.

    M
     
  12. The Barbarian

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    Not so long as Trump has Barr running interference for him. Which is why Trump desperately wants to win another term. This might be yet another indictment just waiting for a non-politicized Justice Department.
     
  13. The Barbarian

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    Given Trump's precarious politiclal position, I'm wondering how many republican senators want to die on that hill for him.

    I suspect not enough to get a majority vote.
     
  14. jgarden

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    How Quick They Forget - Trump and his Administration have already refused to cooperate with the subpoenas of the House Committees with their constitutionally mandated oversight function and their Impeachment Investigations!

    Whatever action the Senate Committee is prepared to take against Hunter Biden should he refuse to comply with their subpoena could provide the exact approach that the House Committees should adopt as they take action against those members of the Trump Administration who have ignored their subpoenas!
     
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  15. Mountainmanbob

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    Is it going to be that impeachment thing again?
    What's that thing good for like 20 years?
    M
     
  16. The Barbarian

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    Each crime is a different count. Just like with other criminals.
     
  17. jgarden

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    This President set the precedent, all Hunter Biden and the House Committees need do is play by the same rules that he established for himself!

    If Hunter Biden is forced to testify, House Committees should reciprocate by subpoenaing members of the Trump Administration!
     
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  18. Mountainmanbob

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    That's coming real soon.
    This wasn't opened for nothing.
    Probe --------- Hunter & Joe.

    Don't think the boys are going to
    enjoy this probing.

    M
     
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  19. The Barbarian

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    I'm thinking that republicans in the Senate won't want to return to a discussion of the circumstances by which Trump got himself impeached.

    If they bring Hunter Biden in as a witness, it would open the door to other testimony involving Trump's role in trying to coerce Ukraine to do opposition research for him, which is going to come up again and again, in the hearings, no matter what Mitch McConnell wants.

    Given the rather low estimation of Trump held by most Americans at this time, I don't think the Trump campaign would be very happy to have people reminded why Trump was impeached.
     
  20. Mountainmanbob

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    Don't think you are up on the Biden probe.
    Kind of brand new.
    Boys heading to the basement built for two.
    Obama checking his out.
    M
     
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