According to a new report from Fox News, there are currently ongoing discussions in the Department of Justice about appointing a special counsel to take over the Hunter Biden probe.
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) December 24, 2020
High level officials within the Justice Department are in “onging discussions” on whether to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation into Hunter Biden, with some believing it is “warranted,” two sources familiar told Fox News Wednesday.
Attorney General Bill Barr, who resigned from his post last week and had his last day at the Justice Department Wednesday, said earlier this week that he had “not seen a reason” to appoint a special counsel to probe President-elect Joe Biden’s son, who is under federal investigation for his “tax affairs.”
But one source familiar told Fox News on Wednesday that it is an “open discussion.”
“It is an ongoing discussion,” the source told Fox News. “No decisions have been made either way.”
Another source told Fox News that some high level DOJ officials believe a special counsel is “warranted,” and cited the special counsel statute.
“It was passed to deal with a potential conflict of interest of the attorney general or the president of the United States,” the source told Fox News. “A president-elect coming in, where his appointed attorneys will be investigating his son? That’s textbook conflict.”
This is quite interesting.
Just a few days ago Former Attorney General William Barr said he felt no reason to appoint a special counsel for the Hunter Biden probe:
Barr says he sees no reason to appoint special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden; says he won’t appoint one.
This is likely one of the main reasons he “resigned”. Which likely means he was told to resign or he would be fired.
To put this simply there is seemingly no question at this point that a special counsel will be appointed in this case. It seems it is only a matter of time.
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