If Trump had known about the Hunter Biden probe, his claims of corruption would have rung true
AG William Barr has stated last summer that he didn’t foresee opening any DOJ prosecutors actions against either former President Obama or Joe Biden for their roles in the attempted coup against President Trump, nor the wholesale fabrication of Russian “election meddling” tales, nor of their efforts to overturn the American electorate’s 2016 Presidential decision,” ‘Nox & Friends (hardnoxandfriends.com) wrote.
Barr never took any action even though he knew that the FBI was investigating Hunter Biden (nobody will say whether Joe Biden was in the investigatory probe) months before the election. We questioned why Barr withheld this evidence from the President.
With the election’s passage, the government has announced that they are investigating Hunter Biden for possible tax violations. We questioned whether Joe Biden’s name surfaced during the investigation and whether Barr was privy to this information. Given the probe’s extensive nature, we believe that some evidence pertained to the former Vice President. We have an eerie feeling that any such information could hit the trash can.
Applying common sense, Joe must have been cognizant of some aspects of Hunter’s foreign dealings. But due to Barr’s decision to not disclose the ongoing Hunter investigation, Trump was preempted from probing the issue from a backdrop of credibility; indeed, he was forced to posit his Biden claims of corruption while the left dismissed his claims as groundless and goofy.
Tax investigations are often broad in scope and usually not narrowly tailored to just the target.
Trump’s awareness of the probe would have added credibility to his claims and likely significantly impacted the election. But now, the President has been forced to fight through the courts with dismal results.
Maybe he could follow Lawyer Sidney Powell’s advice and assert that due to alleged foreign interference in the Nov. 3 election, “it’s more than sufficient to trigger” President Donald Trump’s executive order on foreign interference issued in 2018.
In September 2018, Trump signed an executive order that says “not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election.”
Powell told The Epoch Times she believes that due to that executive order, it can give Trump “all kinds of power … to do everything from seizing assets to freeze things, demand the impoundment of the machines,” referring to voting machines.
“Under the emergency powers, he could even appoint a special prosecutor to look into this, which is exactly what needs to happen,” Powell said. “Every machine, every voting machine in the country should be impounded right now. There’s frankly more than enough criminal probable cause to justify that, for anybody willing to address the law and the facts purely based on truth and not politics, or corporate greed, or global wealth.”
All of this could have avoided with a little bit of transparency on Barr’s part.