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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:55 AM

Senate GOP chairman abruptly shifts course on subpoena targeting Bidens.

The decision by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, comes as Democrats have attacked the probe as politically motivated, especially as Biden surges in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and the chance to face President Trump. Some have warned it could play into Russian efforts to spread disinformation ahead of the presidential election in November.

In a message Wednesday to members of the panel, sent roughly an hour before a planned vote, Johnson said he would indefinitely postpone the subpoena for documents and testimony from Andrii Telizhenko, a Ukrainian national who worked for a U.S. lobbying firm that acted on behalf of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company that employed Hunter Biden as a board member.

Johnson said he was doing so “[o]ut of an abundance of caution and to allow time for [senators] to receive additional briefings.”

But Johnson indicated that the investigation would continue. He said in an interview Wednesday that he would instead seek to directly subpoena the lobbying firm, Blue Star Strategies.

“My concern is they have not been cooperative,” he said. “If we can get all the records, get all the answers, that’s great. If not, we’re going to have to continue and use other measures.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-gop-chairman-abruptly-shifts-course-on-subpoena-targeting-bidens/ar-BB113hXx

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Reply Senate GOP chairman abruptly shifts course on subpoena targeting Bidens. (Original post)
usaf-vet Mar 2020 OP
C_U_L8R Mar 2020 #1
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #2
superpatriotman Mar 2020 #3
beachbumbob Mar 2020 #4
Iliyah Mar 2020 #5
usaf-vet Mar 2020 #6
PRETZEL Mar 2020 #7
Laelth Mar 2020 #8
dalton99a Mar 2020 #9
Wounded Bear Mar 2020 #10
Laelth Mar 2020 #11

Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:57 AM

1. Get us test kits or get out of the way.

No one has patience for Johnson's bullshit.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:58 AM

2. I hate that guy, the only person in the world that's made Chuck

Todd look good.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:59 AM

3. Johnson backed Biden in his removal of the prosecutor

Convenient memory loss

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:01 AM

4. he is waiting for more info and more arm twisting,

 

subpoenas will still happen, or be attempted to be issued

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:10 AM

5. No trust with Republicans . . . .

Plus many of these Republicans have had personal quid pro quo dealings with shithole over Ukraine and the Bidens. They are guilty just like that jerk in the WH.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:27 AM

6. My guess is the Trump kids are going to have some bright lights focused on them and their grifting.

Bloomberg and The Lincoln Project might be two sources of ads focusing on them.

It can't happen soon enough as far as I am concerned.

Here's hoping!

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:30 AM

7. I think I may have heard that Bloomberg wasn't going to be afraid

to shine those bright lights on the spawn's grifting.

As to the Johnson subpoena, I really don't think he really had any intention of issuing any subpoena's.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 10:40 AM

8. GOP leaders are sane enough to prefer Biden in the WH? n/t



-Laelth

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 10:41 AM

9. Keyword: Bloomberg

Bloomberg should unleash his ads regardless



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Response to dalton99a (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 10:45 AM

10. Agreed. Release the Kraken!



Actually, Bloomy should time and target Trump ads as the election season progresses.

You, know, timed release, kind of like emails only true.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:29 AM

11. +1 n/t



-Laelth

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