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Republican Senate officials request Hunter Biden's travel documents from the Secret Service

Republican Senate officials request Hunter Biden's travel documents from the Secret Service”

Republicans rejected Democratic demands for witness testimony and documents that have been blocked by the White House.

"The legal implications of this request could affect protections for all Americans against politically-motivated disclosures of personal tax information, regardless of which party is in power", Mnuchin said in an April 2019 letter.

Wyden's office is not saying what documents were turned over and whether they specifically involve Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

"Making use of a blatant double same old, Trump management companies just like the Treasury Division are hastily complying with Senate Republican requests - no subpoenas important - and generating "proof" of questionable starting place", stated a spokeswoman for Senator Ron Wyden of OR, the highest Democrat at the Finance Committee.

In the meantime, the White House temporarily froze $391 million in US military aid to Ukraine meant to help the country ward off Russian aggression, prompting suspicion of a quid pro quo scheme in which Trump is accused of making the aid contingent on the Ukrainian president's promise that Biden's conduct would be investigated.

The inquiry, which includes at least a half dozen records requests to various organizations and executive branch agencies, has proceeded since fall with relatively little notice. The president's actions partially led to his impeachment by the Democratically controlled U.S. House.

Republicans have also scrutinized Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine, which factored into the Trump impeachment saga.

Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said they have asked the U.S. Secret Service to provide Hunter Biden's official travel records for their investigation into "potential conflicts of interest". We may be on the verge of finding out as confidential bank records have been released to the Senate based on a November request.

Please provide a list of all dates and locations of travel, worldwide and domestic, for Hunter Biden while he received a protective detail. Democrats said they expect those investigations into the President to continue, regardless of having already impeached him - and the committees will continue aggressive oversight of the federal agencies. Now the request is tied up in court.

"Businesses just like the Treasury Division are unexpectedly complying with Senate Republican requests - no subpoenas essential - and generating "proof" of questionable beginning", the spokeswoman stated. He said it's hard to see what legislative objective Republicans are after with regard to Hunter Biden.

"The Committee on Finance and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ("the committees") are reviewing potential conflicts of interest posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration, particularly with respect to his business activities in Ukraine and China", the letter states.

A spokesman for Grassley wouldn't say if the Finance Committee is also seeking Biden's tax returns.

Former Ukrainian chief prosecutor Viktor Shokin has claimed Joe Biden committed bribery and extortion in his country.



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