Though speculation about former vice president Joe Biden’s family’s business dealings overseas during his time in the White House has taken a backseat to the disputed election, Senate Republicans reminded Biden this week that the investigations are far from over, and his potential presence in the White House will not deter them from pushing forward.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee, led by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), launched an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China after a laptop with incriminating evidence was found in October.
Johnson told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that no matter the outcome of the November election, the investigation will continue.
“Both Sen. [Chuck] Grassley [R-IA] and I are not going to turn a blind eye to this,” Johnson explained. “I can’t speak for him, but certainly our staffs are continuing to work on this.
“We’ll continue to gather more information as it becomes available. But let’s face it, as much as I was criticized by some, at a minimum, what our investigation has done by exposing this, it’s diffused, to a certain extent, some of the counterintelligence and extortion threats,” he continued.
Johnson explained that the Senate investigation has already determined that the former VP knew about Hunter Biden’s questionable dealings, and may have even facilitated them by meeting with Ukrainian businessmen during the younger Biden’s attempts to strike lucrative deals.
“I think when you’ve seen all the activity by Hunter, and you know now it’s been revealed about the fact that vice president Biden knew about some of this, you’ve got to think there’s probably additional things to be revealed,” Johnson said. “And that, that, again, continues to be a counterintelligence, extortion threat … [which] could affect our policy towards some of these nations and, in particular, the most concerning one is China.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) confirmed that there are: “Here are enough people … who would be committed to getting to the bottom” of allegations against the Biden family.
“If there’s potential corruption in the government, this is one of the things that the American people hate the most about their government,” Coryn remarked. “They figure some people are in this to feather their own nest or their family’s nest. And if there is, corruption is to be exposed, and people need to be held accountable. And hopefully, that will have some deterrent effect.”