While the left continues to parade around on television and Twitter, believing that they have perhaps crested the hill of impeachment, a parallel, worrisome portrait of privilege is emerging.
At the center of the impeachment fiasco is President Trump’s admitted desire to have Ukraine’s high authorities investigate the business dealings of Hunter Biden, son of the former Vice President and current 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Issues of nepotism, corruption, and Obama administration entanglements are all a part of this suspicion stew, and it now looks as though the Senate will be taking a look at the circumstances that lie within.
The United States Senate is probing whether a lobbying firm working on the behalf of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil and gas conglomerate, leveraged the company’s ties to Hunter Biden for access to the State Department.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letterto Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday asking his department to provide all records pertaining to Hunter Biden, Burisma, and any intermediaries. In particular, Grassley requested the State Dept. provide further information about meetings Blue Star Strategies, a Washington, D.C. based lobbying and public relations firm, sought with U.S. officials in 2016 to discuss public corruption allegations against Burisma.
The letter comes after a Freedom of Information ACT (FOIA) lawsuit revealedrepresentatives of Blue Star Strategies specifically invoked Hunter Biden, who at the time sat on Burisma’s board of directors, when trying to secure the meeting. At the time, Burisma and its founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, were under suspicion for money laundering and public corruption. The allegations stem from Zlochevsky’s tenure as Ukraine’s minister of ecology and natural resources in the early 2010s, where it is purported he used his position to approve oil and gas licenses for Burisma.
The recent resurgence of interest into the Hunter Biden-Ukraine relationship has certainly done a number to his father’s polling number, with the elder Biden have lost his vaunted frontrunner status in a big way.