House Democrats on Friday issued a sub-vena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as they investigate whether they helped Senate Republicans pursue alleged conspiracy theories about presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“Secretary Pompeo has made the State Department a part of the Trump campaign and he is not even trying to mislead it,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel said in a statement.
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The committee said that the subpoena Biden and the Ukrainian energy company Barism Holdings all records related to demands that the State Department produce Senate committees on finance and Homeland Security and governmental affairs – which are controlled by Republicans.
He added, “After an effort by the Foreign Affairs Committee to ease virtually every effort over the past two years, Mr. Pompeo is happy to help Senate Republicans advance their conspiracy theories about Bidens.” “I want the department to see the full record of what has been sent to the Senate and I want the American people to see it as well.”
Burma Holdings was at the center during impeachment proceedings against President Trump when he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a phone call to watch the workings of the Biden family in Ukraine. Biden’s son, Hunter, held a lucrative position on the board of Barism Holdings.
The Obama administration pushed for a prosecutor who fired Burma, Victor Shokin. Shokin was dropped in April 2016 and the case was closed by the prosecutor who replaced him. Biden once claimed on camera that when he was the Vice President, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire Shokin.
However, Biden aides say that his intervention had nothing to do with his son, but was tied to the concerns of the administration of corruption in Ukraine. At the time, Biden was running a US-Ukraine policy and anti-corruption campaign.
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The committee alleged that while the State Department handed over 16,000 pages of records to Senate committees, it refused to provide Engel’s request with duplicates.
It requests the records of August 7 from the department. The State Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.