Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) wrote a letter to William Barr this week asking for a special counsel to be appointed to investigate the Hunter Biden allegations.
.@TheJusticeDept must appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s conduct and contents of his laptop.
This needs to be investigated free from political interference. No matter who is in the White House.
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) December 7, 2020
We should always be careful not to use our legal system as a political weapon, but that doesn’t seem to be what’s going on here. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is investigating, but they have limited resources and their conclusions will be writen off as partisan. Furthermore, if Biden wins in court and becomes President, an incoming attorney general is not going to want to get on the wrong side of his boss right off the bat by investigating his son. Yet, plausible and extremely serious allegations about everything from abuse of a minor to payoffs for foreign businesses to foreign surveillance to the potential entanglement of his father in Hunter Biden’s schemes have all been made. This is a legitimate national security threat because if a foreign country has evidence that Hunter or Joe Biden has broken the law, which seems entirely possible, they could use that as blackmail. Since that’s the situation we’re in, this needs to be investigated and a special prosecutor would be the best way to do that impartially.
Barr has already appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to be a special counsel in regards to the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Since he’s already taken that unusual step, would Barr be more willing to appoint a 2nd special prosecutor? Let’s hope so because just letting this go would be a significant risk for our country and as noted, we can’t rely on a DOJ led by a Biden appointee to properly investigate this issue.