Sensitive financial documents from Joe Biden’s son Hunter are now in the hands of Senate Republicans; Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.
Sandra Smith: Hunter Biden’s financial documents being handed over to Republican Senators.The Treasury Department complying with their inquiry into his business dealings with Ukraine. Mike Emmanuel’s live on Capitol Hill following all of that for us. Hey Mike!
Mike Emmanuel: Sandra, Ed, good morning to you.
Republican lawmakers have been trying to get to the bottom of the former Vice President’s son earning $50,000, at one point, for a job in Ukraine. Fox is told the Treasury Department is comply with the Senate Republican probe in a Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and is handing over highly sensitive financial records and other third-party information.
Republican sources note Senate committees have been looking in the hunter Biden for months and asking for relevant information. Leading Senators have requested records on Hunter Biden as well from the state department, justice Department, the FBI, the National Archives and the Secret Service. Critics note Hunter’s father, the vice president at the time, was handling Ukraine policy.
Senator John Kennedy: I think the United States Senate has a legal and a moral obligation to get to the bottom of this. The Finance Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security and ask for the suspicious activity reports from the Department of Treasury for Hunter Biden and all of his business associates.
Ed Henry: A spokeswoman for the top finance committee, Democrat Ron Wyden, telling Fox,
‘Republicans are turning the Senate into an arm of the president’s political campaign pursuing an investigation designed to further President Trump’s favorite conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election and smear Vice President Biden.’
A spokesman for finance chairman Chuck Grassley telling Fox,
“It’s unfortunate that Democrats who we’ve kept in the loop on our investigations would recklessly seek to interfere with legitimate government oversight.”
A treasury spokesman did not comment when reached this morning by Fox
Sandra Smith: Mike Emmanuel on the Hill for us. Mike, thank you.