Mitt Romney Reluctantly Agrees to Subpoena Information About Hunter Biden's 'Work' in Ukraine

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Posted: Mar 06, 2020 2:45 PM
Mitt Romney Reluctantly Agrees to Subpoena Information About Hunter Biden's 'Work' in Ukraine

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney will vote in favor of subpoenaing documents about Hunter Biden’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma. Biden was on the board of the notoriously corrupt company while his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, was in charge of the Ukraine profile during the Obama administration. He was paid up to $80,000 per month despite having no experience in the oil and gas industry. 

Romney's decision comes after he voted to convict President Trump on one article of impeachment, abuse of power, in February. President Trump was impeached by Democrats over a July 25, 2020 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he mentioned potentially corrupt practices by Joe and Hunter Biden. 

"There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it...It sounds horrible to me," Trump said. 

Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham asked the State Department for documents about Hunter Biden in November

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday afternoon requesting documents related to former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma. 

Graham wants to know the details of phone calls made between Vice President Joe Biden and former  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about a prosecutor Biden demanded he fire in 2016. During that time, the prosecutor was reportedly investigating Burisma, where Hunter Biden was making $83,000 per month for sitting on the board. Hunter Biden has no expertise in the oil and gas industry.