Trump labels AG Barr a ‘big disappointment’ and demands to know why he did NOT reveal the ongoing Hunter Biden federal tax probe BEFORE the election and accuses Joe of lying about his son
President Donald Trump has lashed out at Attorney General Bill Barr, even retweeting a suggestion that Barr be fired by the end of the day, over revelations that the Justice Department kept investigations into President-elect Joe Biden‘s son secret leading up to the election.
On Wednesday, the Justice Department’s years-long investigation scrutinizing some of Hunter Biden‘s Chinese business dealings and other transactions was publicly confirmed for the first time.
‘Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden,’ Trump tweeted on Saturday morning from the White House.
‘Joe was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on – Press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!’ he continued.
President Donald Trump has lashed out at Attorney General Bill Barr, even retweeting a suggestion that Barr be fired by the end of the day
‘Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden,’ Trump tweeted on Saturday morning. Above, Barr is seen with Trump in September
Trump predicted that ‘IF Biden gets in, nothing will happen to Hunter or Joe. Barr will do nothing, and the new group of partisan killers coming in will quickly kill it all.’
He also retweeted conservative radio host Todd Starnes’ call for Barr to be fired immediately. Trump added the comment: ‘A big disappointment!’
Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings became a point of contention during the election, after the New York Post ran stories about revelations from a discarded laptop. Biden’s campaign attacked the articles as Russian disinformation.
Now, it has been revealed that the tax investigation into Hunter Biden was launched in 2018, the year before the elder Biden announced his candidacy for president.
Hunter Biden confirmed the existence of the investigation on Wednesday, saying he learned about it for the first time the previous day.
‘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,’ he said in a statement.
Hunter Biden (left) confirmed the existence of the investigation on Wednesday, saying he learned about it for the first time the previous day
It isn’t clear which entities or business dealings might be tied up in the probe, though a person with knowledge of the matter said at least some of focus was on his past work in China.
Federal investigators served a round of subpoenas on Tuesday, including one for Hunter Biden, according to another person familiar with the investigation.
Investigators did not reach out until recently because of Justice Department practice against taking overt investigative actions in the run-up to an election, one of the people said.
Hunter Biden has a history of international affairs and business dealings in a number of countries.
Trump and his allies have accused him of profiting off his political connections, and have also leveled charges of corruption related to his work in Ukraine at the time his father was vice president and leading the Obama administration’s dealings with the Eastern European nation.
Late Wednesday, Trump tweeted a quote from New York Post columnist Miranda Devine claiming, ‘10% of voters would have changed their vote if they knew about Hunter Biden.’