WASHINGTON – A Republican-led investigation into the work of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine is nearing completion, and the report should resume a guerrilla battle over an issue crucial to President Trump’s impeachment.
Republicans on the committees involved say the investigation is justified in reviewing allegations of corruption made by Mr. Trump and his allies regarding the Biden family’s activities in Ukraine. Democrats say there is no evidence of wrongdoing and say the commission’s findings could spread Kremlin-backed misinformation when US intelligence agencies stepped up warnings about Russia’s efforts to interfere in the presidential election.
The Senate’s Internal Security and Finance Committees have been investigating Hunter Biden̵
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R. Wisconsin) said the investigation would aim to determine whether Joe Biden had shaped Ukrainian policy in favor of his son. Mr Johnson did not provide a preliminary overview of the findings of the investigation, but recently said the report would show that Joe Biden should not be elected president.
The panels, led by Mr. Johnson and Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), expanded their investigations during Mr. Trump’s impeachment investigation last year and conducted their last interviews in the investigation this week. Investigators are questioning several witnesses who worked on Ukraine during the Obama administration, and earlier this summer, commissions called records from Blue Star Strategies, a consulting firm that represented Burisma in the United States.