President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to humiliate Attorney General Bill Barr for his failure to disclose prior to Election Day that Hunter Biden, the 50-year-old son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was and still is under federal investigation.
According to The Washington Times, Trump was reacting to a Wall Street Journal report published last week that said Barr was aware that the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware was investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes as early as last spring.
The probe was first revealed to the public by Hunter Biden himself in a statement last week.
“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” the younger Biden said. “I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”
“Big disadvantage for Republicans”
Reacting to news that Barr knew about all of this but didn’t tell Americans before they hit the polls on Nov. 3, Trump didn’t mince words.
“Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden,” he wrote in one tweet, according to The Washington Times.
The president also charged that Barr’s inaction led to a “[b]ig disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!”
“IF [Joe] Biden gets in, nothing will happen to Hunter or Joe,” Trump added in a later tweet. “Barr will do nothing, and the new group of partisan killers coming in will quickly kill it all.”
Reports have indicated that Trump may be considering ordering Barr to appoint a special counsel to dig deeper into the allegations against Hunter Biden, which would make it harder for an incoming Joe Biden administration to quash the probe.
Trump: Biden “was lying”
In the meantime, however, Trump is doubling down on what he sees as corruption on the part of the Bidens. In one of his tweets over the weekend, Trump took a shot at the former vice president’s honesty, complaining that he “was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on [with Hunter] — Press confirmed.”
Joe Biden said in his own statement regarding the investigation that he’s “deeply proud” of Hunter, who he said “has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”
But if Trump has anything to do with it, it likely won’t be quite so smooth-sailing for the Bidens from here on out. The question now is whether Barr is willing to do his part in the fight for accountability, or if he’s content to spend his last days in office sitting on the sidelines.