Mitt Romney’s vote to clear path for probe into Hunter Biden’s Burisma ties

WASHINGTON — Subpoenas into Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine appear imminent after Sen. Mitt Romney’s office said Friday he would vote in favor of the probe next week, according to a report.

The Homeland Security Committee is gearing up for an investigation into Biden and his father, which could throw a roadblock in front of former veep Joe Biden’s presidential bid just as it gathers momentum.

After criticizing the panel for what he called a politically motivated investigation, Romney will now vote in favor of the subpoena when the committee votes on it next Wednesday, Politico reported Friday.

Romney spokeswoman Liz Johnson said the Utah Republican changed his mind after the committee’s GOP chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, assured him interviews would happen in a closed setting.

Joe Biden has been dogged by allegations he acted inappropriately as vice president when his son Hunter — who had no material experience for the job — was given a high-paying seat on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma when the elder Biden was in charge of US policy toward Ukraine.

Republicans have a slim majority on the Homeland Security Committee, with Romney’s vote now assuring that the Biden probe will go ahead.

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