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February 06, 2020

GOP Senators Launch Investigation Into Hunter Biden

Let these fine men do the job they were appointed to do!

Minutes after the Senate voted to acquit Trump, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin released a letter they sent to the director of the Secret Service requesting Biden's travel records during the time when his father was vice president.

"We write to request information about whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business," the senators wrote to Secret Service Director James M. Murray.

This is big:

They noted that Hunter Biden joined his father on a flight to China on Air Force Two in December 2013, after his firm, Rosemont Seneca, entered a joint venture with China-based Bohai Capital to form BHR.

While in China, Hunter Biden met with Jonathan Li, the CEO of Bohai Capital. He also arranged for his father to shake hands with Li.

"After the China trip, BHR's business license was approved," the senators noted in their letter.

How fortuitous.

The Treasury Department has already complied with Senate requests for "sensitive" information about Hunter Biden and his dealings and associations.

According to the news outlet, a spokeswoman for Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the Finance Committee, said that the Treasury Department is "voluntarily cooperating" with the Senate Republicans' requests "at lightning speed."

"Agencies like the Treasury Department are rapidly complying with Senate Republican requests -- no subpoenas necessary -- and producing 'evidence' of questionable origin," the spokeswoman said.

Cry more, bitches.

Supposedly -- and I register my extreme doubt here -- the Intelligence Committee will call on the Ukraine call fake whistleblower to testify.

"The Senate Intel Committee under Richard Burr has told us that we will call the whistleblower," the South Carolina Republican said on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures.

"I want to find out how all this crap started," he added.

Graham likes to talk about this stuff on Fox News but he never actually seems to use his power as Judiciary Committee chairman to do... well, do much of anything.

Though he'll talk a blue storm about all the investigations he'll lead when he's on Fox & Friends!

Betsy McCaughhey writes:

What's known is that on July 26, a day after Trumpís controversial call with the Ukrainian president, Schiff hired a friend of the whistleblower to join his staff. Shortly afterward, Schiff's staff met with the whistleblower and guided him on how to file a complaint.

Media outlets have identified the whistleblower as Eric Ciaramella. He doesn't deny it.

Fox News' Laura Ingraham reports that she obtained a series of State Department e-mails showing Ciaramella met with Ukrainian prosecutors at the White House in January 2016, when he served on the National Security Council as a Ukraine expert. The prosecutors were concerned about Hunter Biden's lucrative position with the corrupt energy company Burisma, which was a target of investigation.

Meanwhile, Chuck Ross also reports that newly-released notes from the FBI indicate that Rosenstein feared that McCabe's determination for a special counsel to investigate Comey's firing would look like "revenge."

Well yes. It does look like that.


Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed whether opening an investigation of President Donald Trump days after he fired James Comey would be perceived as an act of revenge for getting rid of the FBI director, according to interview notes from the special counsel's investigation released this week.

...

"Rosenstein immediately started to question McCabe about his basis for opening the cases, his legal theory, and similar questions," the notes say. "They also discussed whether the investigations would be perceived as revenge."

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McCabe also opened a criminal investigation into whether former Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to Congress about his contacts as a senator with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Rosenstein oversaw the FBI and special counsel's investigations because Sessions had recused himself from Russia-related investigations.

Almost as if this coup attempt was all gamed out as a, a, well like an "Insurance policy" of some sort.

Thanks largely to Tim Pool.


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