House Democrats on Friday handed out a citation to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as they investigate whether he helped Republicans in the Senate advance alleged conspiracy theories about alleged Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
“Secretary Pompey has turned the State Department into an arm of the Trump campaign and is not even trying to disguise it,” said Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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The committee said the citation requires all records related to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings that the State Department has drawn up in the Senate committees on finance and national security and government affairs, which are controlled by Republicans.
“Having tried to applaud almost every oversight effort by the Foreign Affairs Committee over the past two years, Mr. Pompey is more than happy to help Republicans in the Senate advance their conspiracy theories about the Bidens, ”he said. “I want to see the full record of what the department has sent to the Senate and I want the American people to see it too.”;
Burisma Holdings was at the center of arrest proceedings against President Trump, after it put pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a phone call to examine the Biden family’s dealings in Ukraine. Biden’s son Hunter held a lucrative position on the board of Burisma Holdings.
The Obama administration had demanded that a prosecutor who has investigated Burisma, Viktor Shokin, be fired. Shokin was removed in April 2016 and the case was closed by the prosecutor who replaced him. Biden boasted a camera shot that, when he was vice president, successfully pressured Ukraine to shoot Shokin.
The good allies maintain, however, that his intervention had nothing to do with his son, but was rather related to the concerns of the corruption administration in Ukraine. At the time, Biden was leading US-Ukraine anti-corruption policies.
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The commission alleged that while the State Department has delivered 16,000 pages of records to Senate committees, it has rejected Engel’s request to provide his office with duplicates.
Request registrations from the department on August 7th. The State Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Brooke Singman of Fox News contributed to this report.