The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Engel has been threatening to give up documents since May, when Johnson’s probe began to rise.
Johnson has indicated that a report on his findings could be released this summer, and his jury is also trying to get evidence from the Obama administration’s top national security administration and diplomatic officials. He has denied that his investigation was intended as a political cudel or is being influenced by foreign interests seeking to hurt Biden.
The House impressed President Donald Trump last year to push Ukraine̵7;s leaders to investigate Biden and other Democrats, and curb security assistance to the country – amid its war with Russia – to put pressure.
Trump’s allies responded by equating the discredited allegations that Biden pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma, an energy company for which his son Hunter served on board. State Department officials testified during the indictment proceedings that Biden’s work in Ukraine was done in accordance with departmental policy, and that efforts to remove the prosecutor were part of an international push to remove corruption. They also noted that the prosecutor himself was an obstacle to investigating Burisma.
Recently, senior Democrats have cited intelligence suggesting that at least some of the anti-Biden efforts are being fueled by Kremlin-linked Ukrainians seeking to intervene in the 2020 election.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer have requested an FBI Congressional summary on Congress for intelligence they say indicates a specific foreign plot to influence congressional actions.
After attending a general conference on election security, Pelosi on Friday morning blew up the administration for “holding” evidence of foreign interference.