"Meanwhile, Democrats on the Homeland Security Committee have decried the investigation and the subpoena, arguing that they should be focusing on coronavirus-related issues during the ongoing pandemic and prioritize it over politics."
In a letter sent to Johnson on Tuesday, Sen. Kamala Harris of California renewed her calls for another COVID-19 hearing, noting that the committee hasn't held one since early March.
DNC media [MSM] echo-chamber push?
Is this about the virus OR PREVENTING EXPOSURE OF [D] CORRUPTION?
Is this about the virus OR LOCKING [R] CONTROLLED SENATE FROM INVESTIGATING [D] FISA_BIDEN_OTHER CORRUPTION?
Is this about the virus OR THE ELECTION?
US NEWS: Senate Committee Authorizes Subpoena in GOPâ€™s Hunter Biden-Burisma Investigation
A Senate committee voted to subpoena documents from a consulting firm associated with the work of the former vice presidentâ€™s son in Ukraine.
By Lisa Hagen, Reporterâ€ƒMay 20, 2020, at 12:16 p.m.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted to authorize a subpoena related to the GOP's investigation into Hunter Biden and Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, exacerbating partisan tensions months out from the 2020 election.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin set up a vote to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a consulting firm that worked with Burisma while Biden sat on the company's board and faces allegations of trying to influence policy at the State Department. The committee advanced the subpoena in a party-line vote. GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah has previously expressed concerns about the investigation targeting the Bidens but joined the other seven committee Republicans to vote in favor of the subpoena.
The subpoena vote was originally intended for a former Blue Star consultant to produce documents but was scrapped in March and tailored to instead subpoena the firm directly. Plus, most committee work was put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. and largely sidelined Congress over the past few months.