GOP Senators Seek Hunter Biden's Travel Records for Probe

Elias Hubbard
February 7, 2020

Two Republican Senate committee chairmen requested Hunter Biden's travel information from when his father, Joe Biden, was vice president from the Secret Service director on Wednesday following the Senate's vote to acquit in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. It states the Finance Committee and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will look into Hunter Biden's business activities in Ukraine and China.

The Senators, Charles Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, released a letter they wrote to Secret Service Director James Murray seeking documents on the former vice president's surviving son immediately after the acquittal vote.

Shokin also said Poroshenko had no choice but to dismiss him, allowing Hunter Biden to continue his corrupt dealings at Burisma under the protection of Joe Biden who was vice president at the time. That transaction included Rosemont Seneca Partners, a company formed in 2009 by Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz, and others.

Vice President Joe Biden waves as he walks out of Air Force Two with his granddaughter Finnegan Biden (C) and son Hunter Biden (R) at the airport in Beijing on December 4, 2013.

During the trip, he reportedly arranged for the CEO of a Chinese firm, Jonathan Li of Bohai Capital, to shake hands with the then-vice president, and ultimately landed a business deal.

Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company that had been embroiled in controversy, while his father oversaw US policy on Ukraine.

"After the China trip, BHR's business license was approved", the senators wrote (pdf), adding that in 2015, BHR and another Chinese firm acquired Henniges, a major US automotive manufacturer.

At the time, Biden pushed for Ukraine to fire Shokin, which he says was because he was not doing enough to fight corruption in the former Soviet republic. It is unclear whether Hunter Biden received government sponsored travel or a protective detail for these endeavors. The mentioned Hunter Biden's trip aboard Air Force Two along with his father to China in 2013. In keeping with the requirements of Executive Order 13526, if any of the responsive documents do contain classified information, please segregate all unclassified material within the classified documents, provide all unclassified information directly to the Committees, and provide a classified addendum to the Office of Senate Security. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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