A former federal prosecutor says there is a “bulletproof” case for Joe Biden and his son Hunter to face a Special Counsel investigation.
In a column for the Hill, Fox News contributor Andrew C. McCarthy argues that the Biden Justice Department cannot be trusted to investigate the Biden family independently.
Prosecutor calls for Biden Special Counsel
Biden has continued to categorically deny, as he long has, ever talking to his son Hunter about his business deals despite mounting evidence to the country.
It was recently reported that then-vice president Biden met at the Obama White House with a business partner of Hunter’s who was trusted to handle Joe’s tax affairs. Eric Schwerin was invited at least 27 times to the White House during Obama’s two terms.
The DOJ obviously cannot be expected to handle its investigation of Hunter Biden’s finances impartially because the president and his family are implicated, McCarthy argued, noting that “millions” of dollars mysteriously found their way to the Biden family through the president’s son.
McCarthy balked at the blanket assertion of attorney general Merrick Garland at a Senate hearing this week that a special counsel is not needed because — well — the American people can just trust Garland to be fair.
“Even if we suspend disbelief,” McCarthy wrote, “and assume that President Biden’s hands are completely clean, it is obvious that the Biden Justice Department cannot credibly clear the president or members of the Biden family.”
Did Biden compromise the U.S.?
Despite Garland’s touchy and evasive comments, he is required to step aside by Department of Justice policy, McCarthy said — noting that a special counsel is called for when the department has a conflict and there is a public interest at stake.
The American people have a clear interest in knowing whether or not Hunter’s dealings with hostile regimes like China in any way compromised the United States, McCarthy, who prosecuted the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, said.
The public is “entitled to an accounting of what the foreign sources believed they were buying, whether these intriguing arrangements influenced or potentially influenced U.S. policy, and whether there was a potential for blackmail,” McCarthy explained.
Hunter Biden’s dealings and “perhaps the president’s own conduct” warrant scrutiny from an independent investigator, McCarthy said.
It has long been known that Joe met with a Ukrainian executive from the company Burisma Holdings, where Hunter had a lucrative salary, and Joe is believed to be “the big guy” referenced in one of Hunter’s Chinese business ventures.