According to the Associated Press, President Trump has asked his top advisors for a Special Counsel to be opened to further its investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes and other business dealings, just days after it was announced that Attorney General William Barr decided to step down from his post. Hunter Biden has been under intense scrutiny lately, along with his father Joe Biden, for his dealings with the Chinese government and with his workings with Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
According to the article, President Trump has talked with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, White House Counsel Pat Cippalone, and incoming Acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen to appoint a Special Counsel for this matter, as ongoing lawsuits into election fraud continue for the President.
If appointed, this Special Counsel will join a list of other Special Counsels in recent years, with the most notable being the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which later turned out to be without merit.
It is widely speculated that Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen could potentially be fired from his post if he does not agree to designate a Special Counsel for the Hunter Biden tax scandal. President Trump recently expressed outrage at soon to be former Attorney General Bill Barr for his failure to make the Hunter Biden investigation public before the election, as well as for the way he handled claims of election fraud in the 2020 election.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), said on the Senate floor that he will continue congressional investigations into Hunter Biden, claiming that “based on the facts known to date, Joe Biden has a lot of explaining to do,” according to Fox News.