Jim Jordan requests documents from Pompeo regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma 

Jim Jordan requests documents from Pompeo regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma 
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GOP Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day McCarthy won't back effort to oust Cheney MORE (Ohio), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined his colleagues in the Senate on Thursday in their push forward with probes regarding the Obama administration. 

Jordan, who was one of President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE's staunchest defenders during the House impeachment hearings, requested unredacted documents from the State Department on Thursday regarding former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' MORE’s son Hunter Biden’s role in Burisma Holdings, a “notoriously corrupt” Ukrainian state-run oil company. 

“During the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment inquiry in late 2019, several State Department officials described how they raised concerns during the Obama-Biden Administration about Hunter Biden’s role with Burisma,” Jordan wrote in a letter addressed to Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoBiden taps career civil servants to acting posts at State, USAID, UN China sanctions Pompeo and more than two dozen US figures China calls Pompeo 'doomsday clown' after its treatment of Uighurs labeled genocide MORE.


During the impeachment proceedings in both the House and the Senate, Trump and his allies claimed that the former vice president, while serving in office with former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Biden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear Why aren't more Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Biden's Cabinet? MORE, pushed for the ouster of a Ukrainian prosecutor in order to halt an investigation into Burisma Holdings where his son sat on the company's board. 

No evidence has been uncovered to back these claims. 

The House impeachment inquiry sought to determine if President Trump witheld $400 million in U.S. military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate the actions of the Bidens and their involvement in the eastern European country. 

Jordan said that documents obtained by the committee via a Freedom of Information Act request showed former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchTrump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report Former Giuliani associates plead not guilty to new fraud charges Why it's time for a majority female Cabinet MORE was briefed on Hunter Biden’s role in Burisma and reports of corruption at the company. 

When asked by the House Intelligence Committee during the impeachment inquiry, Yovanovitch said she did not remember such a briefing.


Jordan requested unredacted copies of all documents and email exchanges having to do with Burisma between 2014 and 2017. 

This week, several key GOP senators began using their committee positions to dig into some of the biggest concerns of Trump and his allies, including Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burisma, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court and the handling of the Russia probe. 

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack Wisconsin Democrats make ad buy calling on Johnson to resign Efforts to secure elections likely to gain ground in Democrat-controlled Congress MORE (R-Wis.), who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell faces conservative backlash over Trump criticism Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader Senate presses Biden's pick for secretary of State on Iran, China, Russia and Yemen MORE (R-S.C.) told reporters that they will begin requesting documents and subpoenaing Obama administration officials.

GOP lawmakers have also raised questions over the surveillance of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a former Trump campaign official who was charged with lying to the FBI about calls he had with a Russian official following the 2016 election. Flynn originally pleaded guilty to lying about the calls.

The Department of Justice moved to drop the case against Flynn earlier this month. 

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell this week sent Congress a list of dozens of Obama administration officials who said they say asked for documents that led to the identity of Flynn being “unmasked” from intelligence reports between the 2016 election and President Trump’s inauguration.

Trump and his allies claim that the Obama administration sought to undermine his administration by leaking selective bits of information to the media. The president has pointed to Flynn's "unmasking" as yet another instance of what he believes is foul play.