The UkraineGate impeachment scandal may very well have backfired on Democrats this week, and at a critical time.
The 2020 election is looming, and the Democratic primaries are a two-horse race at this point. Representing the moderate Democrats is former Vice President Joe Biden, while the radical contingent is rallying behind Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Biden is currently riding a wave of momentum spawned by the results of Super Tuesday, but there may be a large road block on the horizon.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) has scheduled a vote for the committee next Wednesday to subpoena a former Ukrainian politician Andrii Telizhenko, who may shed insight into Hunter Biden’s potential role in trying to help Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings evade corruption charges.
The meeting to consider a motion to subpoena Telizhenko is scheduled for March 11 at 2:30 p.m., according to a public posting on the committee’s website. The motion will likely pass, with a majority of Republicans on the committee.
Telizhenko was a former Ukrainian diplomat. He worked at Ukraine’s embassy in Washington, DC, between December 2015 and June 2016, as the U.S. presidential campaign was underway, according to the Daily Beast.
Concerns surrounding the Biden family’s business dealings in Ukraine have been on the rise ever since House Democrats launched a “formal impeachment investigation” into a phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart regarding a possible investigation into the matter.
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