Hunter Biden is not in any rush to talk to Congress.
After former Vice President Joe Biden’s son announced that he was cooperating with a federal investigation of his taxes, he still has “refused to cooperate” with Republican investigators probing his finances, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said, according to Breitbart.
Refusing to respond
Hunter revealed last week that he was under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware, prompting criticism from those who said the media had suppressed a scandal surrounding his foreign business dealings prior to the election.
A New York Post story in October detailing emails from Hunter’s laptop belied Biden’s claims to knowing nothing about his son’s business, but the media dismissed it as “Russian disinformation” at the time.
Republican senators produced a report on Hunter’s foreign dealings in September, but their investigations have long been dismissed by Democrats as a partisan hack job as well.
In a statement on Saturday, Sen. Johnson, Chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said that Hunter Biden and his associates have still “refused to cooperate” with requests for information.
“To date, Devon Archer, James Gilliar, John Sandweg, Eric Schwerin, and Rob Walker have not been responsive to our letters and emails. Attorneys for Hunter and James Biden have refused to cooperate with the committees,” they said.
Questions about DOJ
Officials at the Department of Justice have faced their own questions on what they knew, when they knew it, and why they did not apprise the public sooner. President Donald Trump has slammed his outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr, calling his failure to shine a light on the investigation a “big disappointment.”
Sen. Johnson told Fox News on Sunday that Americans should have been made aware that Hunter was under investigation during the impeachment of Trump, when Hunter’s business with the Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings entered the public spotlight.
“I’m sympathetic for keeping investigations confidential unless there’s an indictment,” Johnson told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
He continued, “But when you’re talking about investigations within the political realm, particularly one that would have affected the impeachment trial of the sitting U.S. president in the U.S. Senate, that should have been relevant information, the fact that they had Hunter Biden’s computer that had all these emails back in December 2019.”
“That was before the trial, that was part of that impeachment, we should have known that,” Johnson concluded.