Attorney General William Barr is rejecting House Republican’s request to appoint a special counsel to investigate the President-elect’s son, Hunter Biden. Once Biden revealed his “tax affairs” are currently being investigated calls for AG Barr to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation began to ensure the investigation continues through the incoming Biden administration. Despite the pressure, Barr has revealed he has no plans to appoint the requested special counsel. [Keep reading: What AG Barr Must Do to Protect Hunter Biden Probe]
Fox News reports:
“I think to the extent that there’s an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally,” Barr said Monday about the investigation into Hunter Biden. “To this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”
“To this point, I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave,” Barr said Monday during a press conference.
Hunter Biden revealed his “tax affairs” are under federal investigation.
A well-placed government source told Fox News that Hunter Biden has been a subject/target of the grand jury investigation. According to the source, a “target” means that there is a “high probability that person committed a crime,” while a “subject” is someone you “don’t know for sure” has committed a crime.
The source also told Fox News that this investigation was predicated, in part, by Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regarding suspicious foreign transactions.
William Barr will be leaving the Department of Justice on December 23.
…Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you to all! pic.twitter.com/V5sqOJT9PM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020