Nearly 100 House GOP members are calling on AG Merrick Garland to appoint special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation.
“We are concerned that in the case of Hunter Biden the Department has an actual conflict of interest and certainly has the appearance of a conflict of interest that could prevent a fair and impartial investigation of his activities,” House Republicans said in a letter Garland. “You were nominated to your position by Hunter Biden’s father and ultimately work for him … We believe that in the case of Hunter Biden a Special Counsel must be appointed to preserve the integrity of this investigation and any subsequent prosecution.”
The letter was led by Rep. Tom Rice, who was joined by 94 Republicans.
“It is increasingly clear that Hunter Biden took advantage of his father’s position as Vice President to develop business relationships with clients in Ukraine, China, and Kazakhstan,” the letter continues. “It appears that Hunter Biden used his position as son of then-Vice President Biden to gain wealth and influence in foreign countries, using questionably sourced money to pay tax liabilities, and lobbying on behalf of foreign entities without proceeding through the proper channels.”
“A Special Counsel would also ensure there is no bias in the investigation or undue influence from the White House,” the Republicans said. “As Attorney General, you are responsible for pursuing impartial justice regardless of political considerations. Trust in government institutions has eroded in recent years. You have the ability in this situation to help restore some of that trust for the American people.”
Read the full story over at the Washington Examiner.