A pair of top Senate Republican committee chairs, Sens. Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI), recently requested documents pertaining to Hunter Biden and Ukraine from a number of federal agencies, suggesting the existence of an ongoing probe into the questionable and potentially criminal business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
Now, Tom Fitton, president of government watchdog group Judicial Watch, has said he believes there is “strong evidence of criminal misconduct” by Hunter Biden and that “the Biden scandal ain’t going away,” Breitbart reports.
“Strong evidence” of misconduct
The remarks from Fitton came during an interview with One America News Network (OAN) about the senators’ requests for documentary evidence — particularly from the Secret Service — about the Bidens and Ukraine.
“This would be the sort of basic investigative work one would do if you’re trying to figure out where a person like Hunter Biden was and who he was traveling with during the Obama presidency,” Fitton said. “I would suggest they also look into Joe Biden’s travels as well, especially to China and Ukraine, who was on the plane with him, and find details on that.”
He went on: “But this is the sort of basic investigative work that, frankly, the Justice Department should be doing as well, given the strong evidence of criminal misconduct by, at least, Hunter Biden.”
Scandal “ain’t going away”
Fitton, in reference to the failed impeachment effort against President Donald Trump, went on to say that “the Democrats have failed to distract sensible people from the in-your-face corruption that has emerged. The evidence that emerged wasn’t misconduct about President Trump, but problems with Joe Biden and his son Hunter,” he added.
Asked about Hunter Biden’s incredibly lucrative position as a board member for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings — while his father was vice president and in charge of Ukraine affairs — Fitton said: “Well, there was no evidence that it was a legitimate business relationship that Biden had — the background or capability to serve on the board.
“The payments that were out of the ordinary and extraordinary, suggesting some other improprieties,” Fitton added. “And now we have [Trump’s personal attorney] Rudy Giuliani with documents, some of which are from court cases here in the United States, that suggest that money he was receiving, in part, was laundered.”
Watch Fitton’s full remarks:
Decks are now clear
Throughout the several months of the impeachment inquiry and trial, Democrats and the media sought to sidestep evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Bidens in Ukraine to focus exclusively on President Trump’s alleged offenses.
But with impeachment now over and done with following Trump’s acquittal, there can now be a more direct and narrow focus on the evidence of Hunter Biden’s dubious dealings in Ukraine and elsewhere and, hopefully, those facts will be made public in the interest of justice and accountability.