Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) this week came out in support of appointing a special counsel to investigate the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“The Department of Justice MUST do the right thing. Appoint a special counsel on Hunter Biden NOW!” Loeffler wrote in a tweet.
Top Republicans, including President Donald Trump and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S. C.), want the attorney general to task a special counsel with probing Hunter Biden.
Hunter Biden is under investigation by the U. S. Attorney’s office in Delaware, but there are fears that if his father wins the White House, the probe will be interfered with. A special counsel would alleviate those fears, but not extinguish them.
Joe Biden’s team and an adviser, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Conn.), have said he would not interfere with the investigation into his son.
The probe centers on “tax affairs,” Hunter Biden said in a statement earlier this month released by his father’s campaign. The investigation reportedly includes looking at the younger Biden’s dealings with China.
Hunter Biden conducted business in China, Ukraine, and elsewhere while his father was vice president from 2009 to 2017. Hunter Biden had numerous ties to people linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Moscow, an oversight report showed last month.
Former Attorney General William Barr, who was still in place until Christmas, said on Monday that he didn’t plan on appointing a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.
“To the extent that there’s an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department, and 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,” Barr said at an unrelated press conference.