Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has returned to the news cycle once again this week, after new revelations regarding his father’s involvement in his business deals has arisen.
Hunter has long appeared as a fish out of water in the world of international business, with cushy gigs and enormous paydays, despite having little to no experience in any of the matters hes’ dealing with.
Many have suggested that this is a bit of covert nepotism on account of the influence he holds with his father, which is, in turn, a rather serious national security threat.
Now, former Attorney General Bill Barr believes that it’s time to get to the bottom of the issue.
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 was unwavering in his suggestion:
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.
Further compounding Hunter Biden’s business scandals are his lifestyle choices, thrust into the mainstream by a number of data leaks from the President’s son in which he is seen using crack cocaine and cavorting with prostitutes.