The House of Democrats on Friday issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, investigating whether he helped Senate Republicans advance alleged conspiracy theories about the nominee of nominee Democrat Joe Biden.
“Secretary Pompeo turned the State Department into one of Trump’s campaign and he’s not even trying to hide,” Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel said in a statement.
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The committee said the submission calls for all records related to energy company Biden and Ukrainian Burisma Holdings that the State Department has produced to the Senate Committees on Finance and Homeland Security and Government Affairs ̵1; which are controlled by Republicans.
“After trying to hear almost every oversight effort by the Foreign Affairs Committee in the past two years, Mr. Pompeo is more than happy to help Senate Republicans advance their conspiracy theories about the -Bidens, “he said. “I want to see the full record of what the department sent to the Senate and I want the American people to see it as well.”
Burisma Holdings has been at the center of execution proceedings against President Trump, after pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a phone call to examine the Biden family deal in Ukraine. Biden’s son, Hunter, held a lucrative position on the board of Burisma Holdings.
The Obama administration had pressured a prosecutor who investigated Burisma, Viktor Shokin, to be shot. Shokin was removed in April 2016 and the case was closed by the prosecutor who took his place. Biden once boasted that he had a camera that when he was vice president he pressured Ukraine to succeed Shokin.
Biden’s allies, though, claim that his intervention had nothing to do with his son, but was rather linked to the administration’s concerns about corruption in Ukraine. At the time, Biden was leading US-Ukraine and anti-corruption policy campaigns.
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The committee alleged that while the State Department sent 16,000 pages of records to Senate committees, it rejected Engel’s request to provide duplicates to his office.
He requests records from the department by August 7th. The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Fox News “Brooke Singman contributed to this report.