Any hopes of prosecuting Hunter Biden — or Joe Biden, for that matter — for using his influence in the US government to strike deals with foreign governments is now essentially dead in the water.
Outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr just announced on Monday that he doesn’t believe there is any need to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations against the Biden family, clearing the way for Joe Biden to escape independent investigation or prosecution if installed in the White House.
In his final press conference before his planned resignation just before Christmas, Barr shocked Trump supporters by declaring that the Justice Department is handling any investigation into the Biden family’s dealings “responsibly and professionally.”
“I think to the extent that there’s an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally,” Barr declared Monday morning. “To this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”
Appointing a special counsel to investigate whether the Biden family abused the former Vice President’s office for financial gain — and whether those deals represent a national security risk — would protect such an investigation from interference from a Democrat president.
However, it’s almost a given that a Biden-appointed Attorney General’s first order of business is to axe an investigation into the Biden family, or at least put it on the back burner throughout the duration of Biden’s tenure.
Though Bill Barr appeared to be aligned with President Trump’s goals throughout the majority of his term as AG, in recent months, Barr has repeatedly publically undermined the President, leading to speculation that his abrupt resignation was planned in order to avoid a contentious dismissal from Trump.
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