Former top federal prosecutor and Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy says Attorney General Merrick Garland should appoint a special counsel to investigate President Biden’s son Hunter and maybe even the president himself.
Earlier in the week, Garland told senators the case is being handled by the Department of Justice and there is no need for an independent investigation.
McCarthy, who led the federal prosecution of the terrorists responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, says the DOJ avoid the possibility or perception of interference.
According to The Daily Wire:
“The undeniable facts are that (a) there is a bulletproof case for the appointment of a special counsel under regulations that are supposed to bind the Justice Department, and (b) if the shoe were on the other foot, there is no way Democrats would indulge the pleas of a Republican attorney general,” McCarthy wrote.
“We put the investigation into the hands of a Trump appointee from the previous administration, the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, and because you have me as attorney general who is committed to the independence of the justice department from any influence from the White House in criminal matters,” Garland told senators in testimony Tuesday.
But McCarthy, who noted “millions of dollars allegedly poured into the Biden family, not just the president’s son, from foreign sources tied to notoriously corrupt governments (Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mexico) and authoritarian regimes that are hostile to the United States (China and Russia),” called Garland’s assurances “specious.”
“Trust in Garland is not the issue,” McCarthy wrote. “The conflict, and straightforward application of the regulation, take the matter out of the attorney general’s hands. It is in the public interest to have a lawyer from outside the president’s own Justice Department lead the investigation of the president’s son — and perhaps the president’s own conduct.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware is currently investigating Hunter Biden over tax issues that involve huge, unreported payments from foreign sources while his father was vice president.