06 December 2020,   05:58
US Senate committee revives impeachment fight with Biden subpoena

The United States Senate committee has voted to issue a subpoena as part of its investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.

The Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 8-6 along party lines to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a lobbying firm that was a consultant to Burisma, a gas company in Ukraine that paid Hunter Biden to serve as a board member.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens, and Hunter Biden has denied using his influence with his father to aid Burisma. But Republicans coming to Donald Trump’s defence during and after last year’s impeachment trial have encouraged investigations of Hunter Biden’s activities, questioning whether his highly paid job created a conflict of interest for Joe Biden as the former vice president worked on Ukraine policy in the Obama administration.