Will Donald Trump fire Bill Barr? POTUS slams AG for not revealing Hunter Biden investigation before election
The AG allegedly knew that Hunter was being probed by the feds in the months leading up to the election, but failed to make it public anyway
President Donald J Trump has continued his assault on AG Bill Barr and even shared a post that demanded that he should be fired for keeping critical information under wraps. Trump is reportedly frustrated with Barr over his apparent failure to take action on criminal allegations against Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the AG allegedly knew that Hunter was being probed by the feds in the months leading up to the election, but failed to make it public anyway.
The president retweeted conservative pundit Todd Starnes, who wrote, "If the Wall Street Journal story is true and Attorney General Barr knew in the spring about the Biden investigation and kept it quiet -- he should be fired by the end of business today." Adding his own comment, Trump wrote, "A big disappointment!"
In a subsequent tweet, Trump once again questioned Barr's inaction. "Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden. Joe was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on - Press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!" he declared.
According to Wall Street Journal, Trump allegedly voiced his frustration with Barr in a Friday meeting at the White House. It is alleged that Trump has threatened to fire Barr, but his aides and advisors have so far managed to dissuade him.
Having said that, the president's comments came at the end of a disappointing week after the Supreme Court dismissed a case brought on Monday, December 7, by a 7-2 vote.
The lawsuit saw Texan attorney general Ken Paxton urge the court to intervene and overturn the election in four states that voted for Joe Biden, arguing they had unconstitutionally changed voting laws at the last moment. However, the SCOTUS issued a ruling after 6.30 pm, rejecting the legal bid. "Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections," it said.
Earlier this week, Hunter revealed that he's the subject of a federal investigation into his taxes. However, according to reports, the former veep's son is also under federal investigation for alleged money laundering and his questionable ties to China after authorities obtained his laptop earlier his year.
Hunter, 50, claimed on December 12 that his "tax affairs" were being investigated, but it's said that the probe goes way beyond that. A source told Politico that feds in Delaware and Washington were looking into Biden Jr's overseas dealings and money laundering claims. Meanwhile, the FBI is also investigating the family's transactions with foreigners who posed counterintelligence concerns.
Republicans in Senate, on September 23 this year, had released an 87-page report detailing Hunter’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings during the time his father Joe Biden was vice president. The report had found out that two Obama administration officials had raised concerns that Biden’s Ukraine policy would be a conflict of interest with Hunter’s ties to the gas company.