Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelSherman joins the race for the House of Foreign Affairs, as Castro launches the candidacy for the report The Hill’s Morning Report: presented by Facebook – Trump, GOP senators are against the next bill ‘MORE stimulus (DN.Y.) issued a subpoena Friday at the Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSenators urges Justice Department to open investigation into TikTok, Zoom Pompeo praises EU for sanctions targeting cyberattacks in China, Russia. The panel abruptly escapes the confirmation hearing | Trump meets the family of MORE murdered soldiers demanding tens of thousands of documents the State Department provided to Senate Republicans as part of its investigation into the former vice president Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump’s campaign overturns the purchase announcement to review the messaging strategy: a report Nunes refuses to respond to if he has received information from Ukrainian lawmaker aimed at damaging Biden Poll: the plurality of voters of ” Gen Z “say they see more Trump political ads than Biden MORE and his son’s business in Ukraine.
Engel accused Pompey of using State Department resources to advance an outreach campaign against the alleged Democratic presidential candidate and demanded that documents requested from POP senators be made available to House Democrats.
“Secretary Pompey has turned the State Department into an arm of the Trump campaign and is not even trying to disguise it,” Engel said in a statement. “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 “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.”
The House committee aims to obtain 16,080 pages of documents the State Department provides to Senate Republicans related to former Vice President Hunter Biden and relations with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
The committee has given Pompey until August 7 to comply with the request.
The documents are related to a Senate GOP poll involving the upper house finance committee and the National Security and Government Affairs Committee focused on a widely discredited narrative that during the Obama administration Obama Biden tried to eliminate the prosecutor Ukrainian Viktor Shokin to avoid an investigation into Burisma and his son’s son. role in the company.
Shokin was removed from office in 2016 on corruption allegations, which included criticism for failing to fulfill investigative duties at companies like Burisma to certify that they were complying with the law.
Democrats see the Senate probe as a response to the House arrest President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump’s campaign cancels the purchase announcement to review the messaging strategy: a report Nunes refuses to respond to if he has received information from Ukrainian lawmaker aimed at harming Biden Poll: the plurality of voters “Gen Z” says they see more Trump political ads than Biden MORE Last year, the president withheld aid from Ukraine and pressured Ukrainian leaders to open two investigations that could have helped him politically: one to Hunter Biden and the other to Joe Biden.
The president was acquitted of the arrest charges – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – in February after a trial in the Senate.
Jordain Carney contributed to this report.