It’s finally happening.
The Justice Department is moving forward with investigations into high-profile dealings in Ukraine.
A new U.S. Attorney has been appointed for the “coordination of investigations.”
See the memo below:
Trump has been committed to draining the swamp.
While we don't have all the answers of questionnable dealings that happened in Ukraine, the Justice Department is taking allegations of misconduct seriously.
Furthermore, it is being reported that Attorney General Bill Barr has aggreed to assess information compiled by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The contents of Giuliani's Ukraine-related investations are not currently known, but we do know he looked into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
The Washington Examiner has more:
A U.S. attorney has been designated to oversee all Ukraine-related investigations by federal prosecutors around the country.
The Justice Department revealed on Tuesday that Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was assigned to the task by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.
Donoghue will “assist in coordinating … several open matters being handled by different U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department components that in some way potentially relate to Ukraine," according to a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee.
Donoghue, a St. John’s University School of Law graduate and Army Judge Advocate General's Corps veteran, spent more than a decade as an assistant U.S. attorney and was working as the chief litigation counsel for a global tech company before becoming a U.S. attorney in 2018.
“The Deputy Attorney General implemented this policy to avoid duplication of efforts across Department offices and components, to facilitate information sharing, to ensure there are no conflicts among potentially overlapping matters, and to efficiently marshal the resources of the Department,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in the letter.
Boyd told the New York Democrat that “the Department typically does not provide information relating to ongoing matters,” but decided to weigh in “to clarify the record” following “news reports and public comments from Members of Congress that have significantly distorted the public’s understanding of the Department’s handling of such cases.”
Earlier this month, Attorney General William Barr confirmed that the Justice Department would assess information from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine-related investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Of course, while the media gave endless coverage to Russia hoaxes and witchhunt impeachments, there seems to be hardly any mention of these developments.
Joe Biden is currently falling in the polls.
After several weak debate performances as well as disappointing results in early caucuses and primaries, the future of Biden's campaign is in question.
If the DOJ openly looks into the Biden's activity in Ukraine, things could get much rougher for the Biden campaign.
Trending Politics provides an analysis of the situation:
This information comes after Barr announced an “intake process” for receiving details on Ukraine from the public, and confirmed information received from Rudy Giuliani was being reviewed by the Department. Democrats were quick to claim the Justice Department was being militarized by President Trump to investigate his political rivals as a result.
“We had established an intake process in the field so that any information coming in about Ukraine could be carefully scrutinized by the department and its intelligence community partners.” Barr said.
“The DOJ has the obligation to have an open door to anybody who wishes to provide us information that they think is relevant. We can’t take anything we receive from the Ukraine at face value,” he added.
Hunter and Joe Biden have not been able to catch a break since Joe began running for President, and investigations into their extensive connections to Ukraine and Burisma have only intensified. This last month alone, Republican Senators received “‘evidence’ of questionable origin” from the Treasury Department regarding Hunter Biden’s business affairs with China and Ukraine, also requesting his travel records from the Secret Service. Now that the Justice Department has confirmed a new investigation separate of John Durham’s probe, it looks like things can only get worse for the Biden’s.
The investigation could provide new insight into what happened into Ukraine.
Attorney Richard Donoghue is the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn.
He was appointed to manage all Ukraine-related efforts by the DOJ.
Politico has more on Donoghue's credentials and background:
The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Richard Donoghue, is now vetting and managing all Ukraine-related efforts by the Justice Department in the wake of President Donald Trump's impeachment over his actions toward the former Soviet republic.
Donoghue will "coordinate" these activities in the interest of deconfliction and efficiency, Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd said in a letter sent Tuesday to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and his Republican counterpart, Doug Collins. But the letter is vague about the specific Ukraine-linked issues that might require review.
In a Jan. 17 memo, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who picked Donoghue for the role, simply referred to "several distinct open investigations being handled by different U.S. Attorney's Offices and/or Department components that in some way potentially relate to Ukraine."
This story is developing.