Thursday, July 18, 2024

Trump, House Republicans Want Special Counsel to Investigate Biden Scandals

'We’ve got to get the attorney general to act...'

House Republicans and President Donald Trump want the Justice Department this week to appoint a special counsel to investigate evidence that shows former Vice President Joe Biden played a role in his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings.

The New York Post published a bombshell report last week revealing email evidence that indicates Joe Biden met with a Ukrainian natural gas company executive at the behest of Hunter, who was on the company’s board at the time.

“These alleged revelations raise serious questions about former Vice President Joe Biden’s reported participation with his son’s business, dealings, specifically whether the former vice president (1) received foreign monies during his tenure in the Obama administration and (2) if former Vice President Biden allowed his son to peddle access to his father with foreign business entities,” House Republicans wrote in a letter to Attorney General William Barr.

The letter is signed by 11 Republicans, including Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and Andy Harris, R-Md.

The congressmen argued that an independent investigation into the emails is necessary in order to determine whether the elder Biden “misused his office for personal gain.”

“If these reports about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, are true, the former vice president fell far short of his responsibility to uphold his constitutional oath and betrayed the sacred trust of the American people,” the letter says.

Biden and his presidential campaign have denied the allegations, but neither have they denied the legitimacy of the emails.

President Trump is also urging Barr to investigate the matter, and suggested the appointment of a special counsel as well.

“This is the laptop from hell,” Trump said. “Even if he didn’t get all of this money, you can’t go to China and have the son walk out with $1.5 billion. … You can’t go to Ukraine with $83,000 a month. … You can’t get $3.5 million from the mayor of Moscow’s wife.”

“And you didn’t have a job before your father was vice president,” Trump continued. “You can’t go and go with your father and every stop you make, you pick up $1 billion.”

This report reveals “major corruption,” Trump added, and the American public deserves to know the full extent of this corruption “before the election.”

“We’ve got to get the attorney general to act,” Trump said. “He’s gotta act, and he’s gotta act fast, and he’s gotta appoint somebody.”

Democrats have tried to dismiss the recent reports about Joe Biden by claiming that they are the result of “Russian misinformation.”

Over the weekend, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., argued that the emails the New York Post obtained were “from the Kremlin.”

But Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe made it clear this week that there is no evidence to support such claims.

“Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” Ratcliffe said. “This is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”

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