Special Counsel Needed: Biden Says Son’s Federal Probe is “Russian Misinformation”
Attorney General William Barr said this week that it’s unnecessary to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the federal inquiry into Hunter Biden’s tax situation, even though his father is set to take the presidential oath of office on January 20th. Barr, seemingly under the belief that Joe Biden wouldn’t dare interfere with an ongoing federal investigation, might want to take look at the President-elect’s Tuesday press conference. Because if this was a glimpse of where the elder Biden’s head is regarding his son’s legal entanglements, a special prosecutor is exactly what we need.
Wrapping up remarks to the media in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden was asked a question by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, who wanted Biden to confirm that he still believes that the New York Post’s story on Hunter’s laptop amounted to nothing more significant than “Russian misinformation.”
“Yes, yes, yes,” Biden said. “God love you, man. You are a one-horse pony, I tell you.”
The Post’s story from October, which was banned on social media and virtually ignored by the rest of the mainstream press, detailed correspondence between Hunter Biden and overseas business associates. These emails showed that Joe Biden had more of a hand in Hunter’s deals with China and Ukraine than he previously fessed up to, and they implicated Hunter in a vast sea of unethical – if not outright illegal – conduct.
Another reporter asked Joe Biden on Tuesday if he is talking to AG candidates about his son’s precarious legal situation.
“No, no, I guarantee you I’m going to do what I said,” Biden replied. “The attorney general of the United States of America is not the president’s lawyer. I will appoint someone I expect to enforce the law as the law is written, not guided by me.”
At a press conference of his own on Monday, Barr was asked by reporters if he agreed with some Republicans who are calling on a special counsel to take over the Biden case.
“I think it’s being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department, and to this point I have seen no reason to appoint a special counsel, and I have no plan to do so before I leave,” he said.
Well, we’re sure it’s being handled professionally now. That’s not the problem, and Barr damn well knows it. The problem arises when you have a Biden-appointed attorney general in charge of the case. Would Biden even need to tell that individual to go easy? Or would it simply be implied? We can avoid the appearance of impropriety by appointing a special prosecutor and ensuring that justice is done. And if Joe Biden were truly committed to fairness and justice, he would call for that appointment himself.
At press time, there was no clarity on what a “one-horse pony” is or what relationship, if any, it might have with a “dog-faced pony soldier.”