For years, the American people have been concerned about the intersection of business, politics, and nepotism that occurs somewhere on the Biden family tree. In fact, this was a major campaign issue for the GOP as they attempted to prevent Joe Biden from taking the White House in 2020.
Of particular focus is Hunter Biden, the President’s son, who has long enjoyed great fortune and influence in the world of international business despite having little to no experience to speak of.
Now, as revelations regarding this potential national security threat continue to roll in, former Attorney General Bill Barr has a stern suggestion.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr said on Thursday that President Joe Biden’s top law enforcement officer should appoint a special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation, following revelations by whistleblowers within the FBI that top brass were working to discredit allegations against the first son.
Trump-appointed U.S. prosecutor David Weiss is investigating Hunter and associates for tax violations and lying to law enforcement about illegally purchasing a firearm, CNN reported. Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division, Matthew Olsen, on Thursday confirmed to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) in a congressional hearing the agency is investigating Hunter Biden.
Barr’s suggestion was undeniable.
The case has been largely under wraps until Monday, when Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) revealed “highly credible” allegations of efforts within the FBI and the Justice Department to downplay or dismiss negative information about Hunter Biden. Bill Barr believes the credible allegations are enough for Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel.
“[I]ntervening events, especially recent reports about FBI whistleblowers and the possible reach of the investigation, warrant adding the protections of special counsel status to assure that key decisions are made independently without political ‘favor,’” Barr told the Federalist.
Hunter’s business deals have received renewed criticism this week after it was revealed that his father, then-Vice President, met with Hunter’s business associates on at least 14 occasions.