The US Senate Committee on Thursday voted to send subpoenas to the heads of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter Jack Dorsey in connection with the decision of social networks to block the publication of the New York Post about the son of presidential candidate Joe Biden.
According to the results of the vote, 12 Republicans voted in favor. Democrats were not present in the hall, as they decided to boycott the vote on Amy Barrett’s nomination to the US Supreme court, which is taking place on the same day.
Last week, the New York Post published a series of materials based on correspondence allegedly found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, found in a Delaware repair shop. The workshop owner made a copy of his hard drive, which was given to Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump. Giuliani later passed electronic materials to the media.
In an email published by the newspaper, which was allegedly sent to Biden Jr. by Vadim Pozharsky, an adviser to the leadership of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, he thanks him for meeting Biden Sr. In another letter, Pozharsky asks Biden Jr. to think about how he can “use his influence” to help the company. These revelations contradict Joe Biden’s claims that he had nothing to do with his son’s work at Burisma.
It was reported that the FBI has already seized a laptop and hard drive on a grand jury warrant.
Hunter Biden worked as an adviser to the management of Burisma, receiving up to 50 thousand dollars a month. Trump supporters suspect that Biden Jr. used his father for lobbying work. Also, they suspect Biden Sr. of pressuring the Ukrainian authorities to dismiss Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who led the investigation against Burisma. Joe Biden denies all this. Democrats called the publication a Kremlin campaign.