Democrats jumped the gun by putting all of their faith in a so-called whistleblower to give them the opportunity to impeach President Donald Trump over his Ukraine phone call.
That not only backfired in spectacular fashion, it also put presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden back in the hot seat.
Biden allegedly used his power as vice president to pressure top Ukrainian officials to remove a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma Holdings, a shady gas company that was paying Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, around $80,000 a month to sit on the company’s board.
Now, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued its first subpoena Wednesday in its investigation into Burisma Holdings, The Hill reported.
The panel voted along party lines to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a Washington D.C.-based consulting firm with ties to Burisma.
The subpoena asked for records going back to January 2013 related to Blue Star’s representation of Burisma as well as an interview with officials from the firm about the subpoena.
The vote revived Senate Republicans’ interest in the Burisma probe, which had been dropped around the time coronavirus shutdowns began.
Democrats suggested that a Blue Star subpoena was not needed and that the firm would have cooperated without a subpoena.
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the panel, said he would have preferred to get the subpoenas quietly, but had been forced to call a vote because of a lack of cooperation from both Blue Star and Democrats.
Biden’s Ukraine scandal was kicked into overdrive recently.
Essentially, the allegations are that Hunter allegedly profited financially from his father’s time as vice president.
The details began to emerge as the Ukrainian government reopened an investigation into Burisma Boldings, a corrupt gas company that was paying Hunter Biden at least $50,000 a month.
Joe Biden allegedly pressured and tried to intimidate the Ukrainian government to remove the prosecutor — Victor Shokin — from the case, and his plan actually worked.
But wait, it gets better.
The judge in Shokin’s case recently ordered that Biden be named as an alleged perpetrator of a crime regarding Shokin’s firing.
The ruling orders “a competent person of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine who conducts procedural management in criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020 to enter information into the Unified register of pre-trial investigations … a summary of facts that may indicate the commission of a criminal offense under Paragraph 2 of Article 343 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine on criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020, namely: information on interference in the activities of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Shokin, Viktor Mykolaiovych performed by citizen of the United States of America Joseph Biden, former U.S. Vice President.”
If Biden used his power as VP to pressure Ukraine into removing the prosecutor who was investigating a shady deal involving his son, that would be catastrophic and maybe even illegal.