GOP senator wants to release report on Biden-Burisma probe as soon as June

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHillicon Valley: Facebook removed over 22 million posts for hate speech in second quarter | Republicans introduce bill to defend universities against hackers targeting COVID-19 research | Facebook's Sandberg backs Harris as VP pick Republicans set sights on FBI chief as Russia probe investigations ramp up Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that he wants to release a report on his investigation into Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden as soon as next month.

“I'd like to get something out in the June timeframe, personally, certainly before the August recess,” Johnson told reporters, asked about his previous comments that he wanted to release an interim report over the summer.

Johnson and Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOn The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high McConnell: Time to restart coronavirus talks GOP Finance chairman raises concerns about Trump push to make payroll-tax deferral permanent MORE (R-Iowa) are months into a wide-ranging investigation stemming from the Obama administration, part of which is about the son of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE.

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They said in a request for information earlier this year that they were looking at “potential conflicts of interest posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration."

Johnson and Grassley have since received documents from multiple agencies, including the State and Treasury departments and the National Archives.

Johnson noted Wednesday that staff are compiling the report as they get the information from the administration.

"They go through that and they're writing up sections of the report. And kind of once we think we have enough body of information here to basically tell the basic story, we'll assemble all of those write-ups and issue our report," Johnson said.

His comments come after Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to issue the first subpoena of the investigation. It's also the first subpoena to come out of any of the GOP probes tied to the Obama administration.

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The subpoena asks for records from Jan. 1, 2013, to the present of Blue Star Strategies "related to work for or on behalf of Burisma Holdings or individuals associated with Burisma." Johnson is also requesting an interview with top Blue Star executives to discuss the subpoena.

Johnson has homed in on the U.S. firm as he probes Hunter Biden's work for Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden was a member of the board until he stepped down in 2019.

Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Joe Biden's campaign, said Johnson is "running a political errand for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE" in the middle of the coronavirus health crisis, including trying to "resurrect a craven, previously-debunked smear against Vice President Biden."