President Donald Trump is evaluating the possibilities of a special counsel to investigate the son of Democrat Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, who is currently the focus of a federal investigation for possible tax fraud.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, President Trump consulted with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, as well as other officials about the possibility of assigning a special counsel to investigate Biden’s suspicious financial activity.
Reports indicate that President Trump is also looking at whether a special counsel could be assigned to investigate allegations of fraud that took place in the middle of the U.S. presidential election campaign.
Last week it became known that the Department of Justice Hunter has been investigating Biden for at least a year in connection with some of his overseas business dealings with companies in China and Ukraine.
President Trump reportedly may ask the incoming acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, to appoint special counsel to handle Biden’s case. Rosen expects to take over as U.S. attorney general once William Barr completes his duties on Dec. 23.
Barr will leave office having distanced himself from President Trump after he stated in recent weeks that neither the Justice Department nor the FBI had found evidence of voter fraud or evidence that would change the election results, despite the number of witnesses confirming voter fraud across the country in Biden’s favor.
A Justice Department spokesman later announced that some media outlets had incorrectly reported that the department had concluded its investigation of voter fraud and had claimed that no fraud had occurred, according to the Washington Examiner.
Meanwhile, a Dec. 10 report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) revealed that Barr was aware of Biden’s fraudulent overseas business but decided to keep it hidden just during the last election campaign.
Under federal regulations, special counsel can be fired only by the attorney general and for specific reasons such as misconduct, dereliction of duty, or conflict of interest, reasons that must be explained in writing, according to the Daily Mail.
The WSJ indicated that an appointment of special counsel would involve a longer and more complex investigation than the one currently underway, focused on Hunter Biden’s taxes.
Last Wednesday, Hunter Biden issued a statement citing the federal investigation, “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.”