An investigation into Hunter Biden and his ties to the Ukranian energy firm Burisma Holdings appears to be heating up.
According to the Washington Examiner, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) said in a statement Wednesday that they had requested this week “Hunter Biden’s official travel records from the U.S. Secret Service as a part of their ongoing probe into potential conflicts of interest.”
Accountability for the Bidens
On Friday, Tom Fitton, president of government watchdog group Judicial Watch, sat down with One America News Network (OAN) to discuss the senators’ investigation into the 50-year-old son of former Vice President Joe Biden.
“This would be the basic investigative work one would do if you’re trying to figure out where a person like Hunter Biden was and who he was traveling with during the Obama presidency,” Fitton told OAN. “I would suggest also they look into Joe Biden’s travels as well, especially to China and Ukraine. Who was on the plane with him? … Find details on that.”
Fitton went on to explain that having Secret Service protection, which Hunter Biden almost certainly did at the time, has a downside: accountability.
“One of the negatives of having Secret Service protection is there is accountability about what the Secret Service is doing and what the costs are,” Fitton said. “Because of that, we will have insight as to where Hunter Biden was traveling while he was receiving Secret Service protection. So the senators are right to go down that path because otherwise, you may not be able to get the information easily.”
Just getting started
The investigation into Hunter Biden stems from allegations that he may have nefariously gained a lucrative job with Burisma Holdings, though he wasn’t exactly qualified for the role, while his father was President Barack Obama’s point man on Kyiv. As Fitton pointed out: “There is no evidence that it was a legitimate business relationship, [or] that Biden had the background or capability to serve on the board.”
In addition, Fitton told OAN, “now we have Rudy Guiliani with documents, some of which are from court cases here in the United States, that suggest that money that he [Hunter] was receiving in part was laundered.”
Indeed, it looks like the investigation into Hunter Biden is just getting started — and that can’t be good news for his father’s 2020 campaign.
“This Biden scandal ain’t going away,” Fitton asserted.
Take a look at his full OAN interview: