Republican-led Senate panel authorizes subpoena in Hunter Biden probe
A Senate committee voted to authorize a subpoena as part of a Republican-led investigation targeting former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
The party-line vote in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee came amid vigorous objections from Democrats, who have accused their GOP counterparts of pushing Russian disinformation and improperly using the Senate’s resources to boost President Donald Trump’s reelection bid.
Wednesday’s vote authorizes the committee’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a Democratic public-relations firm that did consulting work for Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company whose board Hunter Biden sat on. Johnson’s probe focuses on allegations that Blue Star Strategies sought to leverage Biden’s position on the board in order to influence matters at the Obama-era State Department.