Congressional Democrats are waging a full-fledged disinformation campaign to derail the Biden Burisma probe led by Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa on the Finance Committee and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Earlier this month, top Democrat lawmakers demanded an FBI briefing accusing the Russians of providing information to Senate Republicans for their years-long investigation into the Biden family’s multiple conflicts of interest at the upper echelons of government. The investigation began in 2017, long before former Vice President Joe Biden launched a 2020 campaign for the presidency in 2019.
More explicitly, the Biden campaign charged Johnson with being a Russian agent by serving as “party to a foreign influence operation against the United States” in a memo reviewed by NBC, the news operation the colluded with a foreign left-wing think tank in an attempt to de-platform The Federalist just a month ago.
While the letter addressed to the FBI this month signed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner fails to address the Johnson-led probe directly, two sources who reportedly reviewed a classified addendum say the Republican probe is a primary area of concern, according to Politico.
“We are gravely concerned, in particular, that Congress appears to be the target of a foreign interference campaign, which seeks to launder and amplify disinformation in order to influence congressional activity, public debate, and the presidential election in November,” Democrats wrote, charging Johnson’s investigation with using materials supplied by the Kremlin to undermine the upcoming presidential election now less than 100 days away.
Johnson denied the unfounded allegations coming from the Democrats who served as the lead perpetrators of the great Russia hoax accusing President Donald Trump and members of his campaign of the same charges. That culminated in a more than two-year special counsel investigation that found not one person on the Trump campaign, let alone Trump himself, was acting on behalf of the Russian government to subvert American interests in the 2016 election.
“They’re simply wrong,” Johnson told Politico. “And Schiff is the last person to talk.”
Republicans intimately familiar with the details of the Grassley-Johnson probe told The Federalist that all material reviewed by those conducting the investigation has originated from records within government agencies and the Democratic public relations firm Blue Star Strategies, in addition to current and former U.S. government officials. Republicans cited one exception, which related to a limited records request from former Ukrainian diplomat Andrii Telizhenko pertaining to contacts with Democratic National Committee contractors, meetings with the Obama White House, and work history with Blue Star Strategies, a Hunter Biden-linked firm that has been subpoenaed for important information.
“After months of Democrat-led attempts to derail and marginalize the committee’s work, the Biden campaign and Democrat leaders are now engaging in a coordinated disinformation campaign targeting our investigation,” said Johnson spokesperson Austin Altenburg. “Chairman Johnson will not be deterred in his efforts to find the truth and provide that information to the American people.”
Questions surrounding the Biden family’s suspicious overseas activities have circulated for much of the last half-decade. They intensified with greater media scrutiny in the wake of Joe Biden’s entrance into the crowded Democratic primary in April last year, along with the amplified spotlight that came from Democrats’ recent impeachment attempt.
While serving as the “public face” of the Obama White House’s policy towards Ukraine in 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, began raking in upwards of $50,000 a month on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company notorious for corruption. A Federalist analysis of Hunter Biden’s pay reveals he was being showered in excess compensation nearly double the salaries of the board members of exponentially larger corporations within the same industry. Biden possessed no prior experience in the energy industry.
Hunter Biden’s questionable foreign activity began earlier and extends to China, where the younger Biden boarded Air Force Two on a government trip to the east Asian adversary with his father and participated in a series of meetings with Chinese businessmen. What followed included a set of transactions that would benefit Hunter Biden’s firm, BHR. That included an approval for a business license in China and a joint acquisition of the Michigan motor company Henniges with a Chinese corporation, marking “The biggest Chinese investment into US automotive manufacturing assets to date.”
Still, congressional Democrats seeking to block Republican attempts to answer questions related to the arrangements sparks even more questions over what Democrats are attempting to hide.