Literally minutes after President Donald Trump won an acquittal on two articles of impeachment brought against him by House Democrats, two Republican senators began an inquiry into Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden.
According to Daily Caller, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson wrote a letter to the head of the U.S. Secret Service, Director James M. Murray, which contained a request for Biden’s travel records during the period of time when Joe Biden was vice president.
“We write to request information about whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business,” the letter read.
The two senators are apparently seeking information on whether or not Hunter Biden received Secret Service protection while traveling under his father’s administration and whether or not he had Secret Service protection in general. The senators are focusing their newly-opened inquiry around the time he was working in China and Ukraine.
Hunter Biden was, at one time, at the center of Trump’s impeachment inquiry, as he held a lucrative position at Burisma Holdings — a Ukrainian energy company. He held the position while Joe Biden was the main liaison between the United States and Ukraine.
Democrats accused Trump of pressuring Ukraine to open up an investigation into the Bidens’ dealings with Ukraine in exchange for releasing a nearly $400 million U.S. aid package to the country — an accusation that Trump and his Republican allies have strongly denied since day one.
The younger Biden’s dealings in both China and Ukraine have repeatedly come under fire by a number of Republican lawmakers, senators and the president himself.