In an effort to help Donald Trump and damage Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Republicans are preparing to release a controversial report on their investigation focused on the former Vice President and his son Hunter Biden.
The phony probe, spearheaded by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), is focused broadly on Obama-era policy and Hunter Biden’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, despite having no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.
The GOP report, which is set to be released this week, is expected to argue that Hunter Biden’s work impacted Obama-era Ukraine policy and created a conflict of interest given then-Vice President Joe Biden’s work in the area, The Hill reported Sunday.
The narrative created by Trump and his Republican allies that Biden worked to oust Ukrainian Prosecutor Viktor Shokin to protect his son has been widely discredited, but Republicans hope the report will put fresh scrutiny on the Democratic nominee just weeks from the election.
The document, according to Johnson, is expected to include a section of unanswered questions he has for the Bidens.
“I think it’s time for the American people to see what we’ve got,” said Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Though he’s argued for months that his probe isn’t being driven by the 2020 election, Johnson has teased the forthcoming findings as damaging to Biden’s political prospects and placed it in the context of the rapidly approaching November election.
Johnson’s remarks talking up the report while blasting Joe Biden’s electoral prospects have poured fuel onto bipartisan concerns that Johnson is using his chairman’s gavel to target Trump’s political enemies.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), a member of Johnson’s committee and the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, warned that the Biden-Burisma probe was a “political exercise.”
“It’s not the legitimate role of government for Congress or for taxpayer expense to be used in an effort to damage political opponents,” Romney said.