Former Attorney General Bill Barr Defends Decision in Hunter Biden Investigation – Watch Him Squirm
Former Attorney General Bill Barr has defended his decision not to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
In an interview with Fox News, Barr said he believes the investigation into Hunter Biden is being handled “responsibly and professionally” by the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware. He also said that he does not believe that a special counsel is necessary at this time.
Barr was asked if he regretted not appointing a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden given the allegations that have come out in recent months.
“No,” Barr responded. “When I was the attorney- in order to appoint a special counsel, you have to have a conflict, or should have, a conflict of interest. I had no conflict of interest investigating Hunter Biden. If there was a conflict it would be [Attorney General Merrick] Garland’s, and he had to make the decision when he took office as to whether or not it could be fairly handled in the department or whether or not a special counsel was necessary.”
“I felt that if I prejudged that and preempted his decision, it would actually set things up that he would have probably, or the administration, would have just canceled the investigation, and I felt he would keep our U.S. Attorney in place,” he said. “But once Garland came in, he had the responsibility of determining whether a thorough investigation was being done and was being done fairly.”
However, the investigation into Hunter Biden is likely to continue, regardless of whether or not a special counsel is appointed. The U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware has already interviewed several witnesses and is reportedly close to issuing subpoenas.
The investigation into Hunter Biden is just one of several investigations that are currently underway into the Biden family’s business dealings. The investigations are being conducted by both the Justice Department and the Senate.