Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr recently commented on the Hunter Biden investigation, raising concerns about potential impropriety without explicitly alleging criminal behavior. Speaking on CBS’ “”Face The Nation,”” Barr stressed that actions can be shameful without being illegal, calling for a thorough investigation into the matter.
During the interview, Barr referenced the congressional testimony of IRS whistleblower agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who claimed that the Biden Justice Department interfered with the investigation. He questioned the decision to defer certain investigative steps before the election and pointed out that post-election, there should be no reason for such delays.
When it comes to appointing a special counsel, Barr clarified that he had no conflict of interest in investigating Hunter Biden. The responsibility to decide whether a special counsel was necessary lay with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who took office in March 2021.
Barr defended his own actions, explaining that he refrained from prejudging the situation to allow Garland to make an unbiased decision. He believed that such preemption could have led to the cancellation of the investigation.
While Barr agreed with House Republicans that a special counsel should have been appointed at some point, he did not explicitly state whether he thought it was still possible for Garland to do so. The timeline may pose challenges, but Barr expressed a willingness to hear from Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss about the progress of the investigation.
As the situation unfolds, Barr’s call for a thorough inquiry aligns with Republican values of justice, integrity, and accountability. Let us hope for a fair and transparent investigation into Hunter Biden’s actions.
Source Fox News