Several Republican senators believe what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when it comes to allegations of corruption.
A growing number of them are calling on Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to look into the very credible allegations of corruption and potential violations of the law involving Joe Biden, son Hunter Biden, and Biden family members, the Washington Examiner reports.
The calls have increased in the wake of a press conference last week involving a former business partner and witness to some of the alleged criminal acts:
In the final weeks of the presidential election, Republicans have increasingly focused on Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, claims to have obtained Hunter Biden’s private emails, photos, and texts from a Delaware computer repairman and given them to the New York Post.
Tony Bobulinski, an ex-business partner of Hunter Biden, revealed at a press conference Thursday night in Nashville, immediately before Joe Biden debated Trump, that he would be turning over three cellphones to the FBI on Friday.
“Well, I think I’m not a big fan of special counsels, but I’m worried if Trump loses the election, then that will all be just swept under the rug,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told the outlet.
“I’m not a fan of special counsels. In this case. It might be the only solution to make sure that we finally get to the bottom of this,” added Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. “Again, it all depends on the election result, but that might be appropriate in this situation.”
“I certainly think it should be investigated, and I think a special counsel may well be warranted,” noted Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, who was the state’s attorney general before defeating the hapless partisan Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2018. “My bottom line is I think the investigation needs to continue uninterrupted. So if it takes a special counsel to do that, then I’d be for it.”
But not everyone agrees that a special counsel is needed. Some, like Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, think the Justice Department is well-suited to conduct a probe on its own.
“I think we’ve got enough proof of everything that’s bad that they’ve done, and I think what we need is the FBI and the Department of Justice to do their job,” Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told the outlet. “I’ve studied this thing long enough. You don’t need a special counsel. Just go with the normal process.”
He has. In fact, he and Johnson have been on point regarding probes into the so-called “Biden Crime Family.”
Last month their committees put out a joint report laying out detail after detail regarding Hunter Biden’s business dealings and transactions, some of which were flagged by American banks and federal agencies as potentially legally problematic.
“The report raises serious questions that former Vice President Biden needs to answer. There are simply too many potential conflict of interest, counterintelligence and extortion threats to ignore,” Johnson told Just the News last month.