According to Fox News, President Trump told Attorney General William Barr needs to “act” and “appoint somebody” after being encouraged to tap a special counsel to investigate alleged revelations coming from Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop, according to Fox News.
“This is the laptop from hell,” Trump explained.
“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.”
“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.”
“This is major corruption, and we have to know about this before the election. The attorney general has to act.”
Nearly a dozen House Republicans including Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and Andy Harris, R-Md., wrote a letter to Barr encouraging him to appoint a special counsel.
“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,” the letter says.
“We request that the Department of Justice immediately appoint an independent, unbiased special counsel to investigate the issues that we have raised — as well as any corresponding legal or ethical issues that might be uncovered from the former vice president’s 47 years in public office,” it continued.
From Fox News:
The letter was written after the New York Post published emails last week suggesting that Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2015 — one year before the then-vice president allegedly pressured the country’s government to fire a prosecutor who had launched an investigation into the company’s founder.
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But the Republican lawmakers said it was “imperative” that there was “a full accounting of former Vice President Biden’s dealings with this son and his son’s business partners, and if the former vice president misused his office for personal gain,”
Meanwhile, Democrats, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have tried to cast the laptop and the emails on them as Russian disinformation. Schiff, over the weekend, said it came “from the Kremlin.”