Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has accused Secretary of State Antony Blinken of lying under oath about his knowledge of Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine. Johnson made the accusation in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the Biden family’s foreign business dealings.
In the letter, Johnson cites a transcript of a January 2021 interview in which Blinken was asked about his knowledge of Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine. Blinken said that he was not aware of any such dealings, but Johnson says that this is not true.
Johnson cites a number of documents that he says show that Blinken was aware of Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine. These documents include emails and memos that were sent to Blinken’s office while he was serving as deputy secretary of state.
Johnson says that Blinken’s denials under oath are “a clear and material misrepresentation of fact.” He is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate Blinken’s testimony and to take appropriate action if it finds that he lied under oath.
Blinken has denied Johnson’s accusations. He says that he was not aware of Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and that he has never lied under oath.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently investigating the Biden family’s foreign business dealings. The committee is expected to hold a hearing on the matter in the coming weeks.
“Now, because of more information that’s come out, we know that he lied bold-faced to Congress about never e-mailing Hunter Biden,” Johnson said during an appearance on Fox News — alluding to what would be a crime that could warrant up to five years in prison.
“My guess is, he told a bunch of other lies, that, hopefully, we will be able to bring him and his wife back in, tell them to preserve their records,” he added during an interview with “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo. “You cannot trust Joe Biden. You cannot trust Hunter Biden. You can’t trust the Biden family. You can’t trust so many of the people that they have surrounded themselves with.”
.@SecBlinken lied boldface to Congress about never emailing Hunter Biden.
Biden family co-conspirators inside intel agencies, DoJ, FBI, and the legacy media need to be exposed. They represent the greatest threat to our democracy.
More whistleblowers need to come forward. pic.twitter.com/z4oRfH6Rmg
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) April 30, 2023