Growing GOP Support for Independent Counsel To Investigate Hunter Biden’s Foreign Business Dealings

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Several Republican lawmakers are bucking President Trump’s outgoing attorney general, Bill Barr’s recommendation against appointing a special counsel to investigate presumptive President-elect Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. They have publicly stated their request that an independent special counsel be appointed before Joe Biden takes office.

Shortly after the November election, Hunter admitted publicly that he had been informed that there was a federal investigation into his “tax affairs” which began in 2018.

However, other reports show that the federal investigation led by the Delaware U.S. Attorney extends far beyond Hunter’s taxes and includes scrutinizing his byzantine foreign business dealings with countries like China, Russia, and Ukraine for possible fraud and money laundering.

AG Barr expressed his belief that the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office and other federal investigators were doing a professional job, and there was, therefore, no need for a special counsel. Several GOP congressmen disagree and have expressed concerns that an incoming Joe Biden administration would restrain or pressure federal investigators investigating his son and other family members.

Considering the orchestrated Democrat disinformation effort I have written about to discredit the Hunter laptop story as “Russian disinformation,” and Joe Biden’s insistence that the issue is a “smear” against his son, heighten that very real concern.

Most recently, on Monday, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., tweeted her support for calls among some of her colleagues on Monday to appoint a special counsel.

Responding to a tweet by fellow Arizona Republican, Rep. Andy Biggs, Lesko said she joined Biggs in calling for a special counsel to look into Hunter Biden. She added that she had sent a letter to the attorney general asking him to do so.

As I have noted before, Hunter Biden has a complex network of international business dealings that accelerated when his father, Joe Biden became vice president in 2008. Hunter even traveled to China and elsewhere with his father on Air Force Two, and reportedly traded on his relationship with his VP father, as did other family members, to ink these favorable deals.

Hunter’s dealings with Chinese state-run companies and Russian oligarchs have raised conflict of interest and national security concerns, while his involvement with Ukrainian energy company Burisma in 2014 has also come under intense scrutiny for the same reasons. His father, Joe Biden, as vice president, was actively involved in U.S. policy toward all these countries, China and Ukraine, in particular.

Though a life-long drug addict, with numerous personal and financial issues, and zero relevant experience, Joe Biden’s son was paid $50,000 per month to serve on the board of Burisma. More recently we have learned of large payments from, and request for payments to, shady Russian and Chinese sources.

A supplemental to the U.S. Senate Report on Hunter Biden, highlighted the extortion and national security concerns before the federal investigation became public. My own article and post on this supplemental were repeatedly censored and blocked by LinkedIn, raising more concerns about the extent Big Media and Big Tech is willing to go to suppress the information.

Appointing an independent special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals while Joe Biden was VP, may be the only way to guarantee the full truth is uncovered under a Biden Administration.


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Rocky Scott
Rocky Scott
11 months ago

I believe that Hunter Biden needs to be charged immediately with fraud and treason and income tax ivasion, and that his father be charged as an accomplice in the same matters.

Chip
Chip
11 months ago

I’m disappointed in Barr!

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