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 JordanSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian discrimination relating to coronavirus Republicans call for Judiciary hearing into unrest in cities run by Democrats 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 John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE's staunchest defenders during the House impeachment hearings, requested unredacted documents from the State Department on Thursday regarding former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' 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 PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Pentagon redirects pandemic funding to defense contractors | US planning for full Afghanistan withdrawal by May | Anti-Trump GOP group puts ads in military papers Overnight Defense: House Democrats unveil stopgap spending measure to GOP opposition | Bill includes .6B for new subs | Trump issues Iran sanctions after world shrugs at US action at UN Navalny calls on Russia to return clothes he was wearing when he fell ill 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 ObamaMichelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez exchange Ginsburg memories Pence defends Trump's 'obligation' to nominate new Supreme Court justice The militia menace 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 YovanovitchGrand jury adds additional counts against Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and and Igor Fruman Strzok: Trump behaving like an authoritarian Powell backs Biden at convention as Democrats rip Trump on security 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 Johnson CIA found Putin 'probably directing' campaign against Biden: report This week: Supreme Court fight over Ginsburg's seat upends Congress's agenda GOP set to release controversial Biden report MORE (R-Wis.), who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot 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.