By Jon Dougherty
(TNS) There are few more loathsome Democratic senators than Chris “Coronavirus truther” Murphy of Connecticut, as evidenced by his effort to lead colleagues in an effort to stifle GOP probes into Joe and Hunter Biden.
As reported by The Hill, Murphy wants an investigation into any Executive Branch agencies complying with Republican requests for information regarding allegations the Bidens may have treated Ukraine (and other countries) as piggy banks while Daddy Biden was VP:
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In a letter sent to the inspectors general at the National Archives, State Department, Treasury Department and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Murphy expressed concern that the agencies are being “weaponized” byÂ President TrumpÂ to hurt his political opponents. He argued that the same agencies refused to cooperate with “legitimate congressional investigations” into Trump, including ones focused on bringing articles of impeachment against the president. — The Hill
“I am deeply concerned that the National Archives and the Departments of State, Treasury and Homeland Security may not be applying a consistent test regarding inquiries made by Congress, choosing to comply with the requests that are designed to damage the presidentâ€™s political opponents, but refusing to comply with requests into the activities of the president,” Murphy wrote. “This double standard threatens to make these agencies agents of the presidentâ€™s political campaign, in contravention of federal law.”
Murphy called on the inspectors general at the various agencies to answer a list of questions on the matter by March 23. Among other questions, the senator asked the agencies to provide information on the extent of its cooperation with requests related to Biden, the son of former Vice President and leading Democratic presidential candidateÂ Joe Biden. — The Hill
As we noted in November, citing investigative journalist ace Paul Sperry, three Senate committees launched probes into “Obama-Biden solicitation of Ukrainian election interference,” investigations that included Biden-related allegations of corruption. And, Sperry noted, the committees requested information from some of the same agencies targeted by Murphy and Democrats.
â€œBREAKING: No fewer than 3 Senate committees are now formally investigating Obama-Biden solicitation of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, as well as Biden family corruption in Ukraine. Investigators seek records from the DOJ, FBI, DOS, DOT and the U.S. National Archives,â€ he wrote.
BREAKING: No fewer than 3 Senate committees are now formally investigating Obama-Biden solicitation of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, as well as Biden family corruption in Ukraine. Investigators seek records from the DOJ, FBI, DOS, DOT and the U.S. National Archives
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) November 24, 2019
Sperry also noted, â€œBREAKING: Senate investigators r looking into whether a DNC operative,who worked w the Clinton campaign & Ukrainian Embassy to dig up dirt on Trump & his campaign mngr, originated the Russia-hacked-the-DNC conspiracy theory & poss. misled FBI. Senate seeks FBI 302s of Ali Chalupa.â€
BREAKING: Senate investigators r looking into whether a DNC operative,who worked w the Clinton campaign & Ukrainian Embassy to dig up dirt on Trump & his campaign mngr, originated the Russia-hacked-the-DNC conspiracy theory & poss. misled FBI. Senate seeks FBI 302s of Ali Chalupa
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) November 24, 2019
President Trump and his supporters have long suspected that Russia didÂ notÂ hack the DNCâ€™s computers.
In December USA Features Media reported that a trio of Republican senators said they want interviews with Obama-era figures regarding Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukraine:
As part of the Senateâ€™s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, three Republican senators have said they want to call as witnesses members of the Obama administration to question them about the Ukraine-related business activities of former Vice President Joe Bidenâ€™s son, Hunter Biden.
In a statement issued Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said they are seeking officials who had worked in former President Barack Obamaâ€™s State Department and in Bidenâ€™s office.
The three senators want former Obama officials to provide explanations regarding Hunter Bidenâ€™s association as a well-paid board member with Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy firm that was under watch for corruption.
The Hill adds:
Sen.Â Ron JohnsonÂ (R-Wis.), Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman, and Sen.Â Chuck GrassleyÂ (R-Iowa) are nowÂ conducting a broad probe that partly touches on Hunter Biden’s stint on the board of Burisma. JohnsonÂ indicated on MondayÂ that he would move forward with a subpoena vote related to the investigation.Â
The two have also made requests to the State Department and National Archives and Records Administration for documents related to Hunter Biden and other officials…
We noted Feb. 4 that the National Archives was engaged in a review of thousands of Obama-era documents tied to the investigative efforts of Johnson and Grassley:
According to Sara A. Carter, the documentÂ searchÂ appears to be focused on the 2016 time period, when the presidential campaigns were in full swing and it looked as though Donald Trump was running away with the GOP nomination.
She reports that the archives discovered the documents after receiving a request from a pair of Republican senators â€” Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa â€” in November.
She adds that the docs â€œare significant as they directly concern meetings that senior Obama Administration and Ukrainian officials had at the White House in 2016.â€
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Murphy sees the writing on the wall and is trying to gum up the works because there is no corruption too extensive for a Democrat like him to cover-up. And now that Joe Biden is the legitimate 2020 Democratic frontrunner, it’s protect him at all costs.
But with the administration and the president already well aware of the corruption evidence involving the Bidens thanks to the dogged pursuit of evidence by presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the Senate GOP’s efforts all appear to be fairly well-timed, wouldn’t you say?
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