Senator Johnson: Voters in Congress should have known about DOJ Hunter Biden’s investigation


Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis. He said members of Congress should have been informed that Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs” were under investigation when considering whether to vote to prosecute President Trump in 2019.

“I am sympathetic to the confidentiality of investigations unless there is an indictment,” Johnson told Sunday Morning Futures. “But when he talks about investigations in the political sphere, especially those that would have influenced the U.S. Senate President’s accountability trial, it should have been relevant information, the fact that Hunter Biden had a computer, these emails still in December 2019. “

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“It was before the trial, it was part of the indictment, we should have known that,” he said.

The first prosecution hearing in the House of Representatives took place on 4 December 2019, and on 18 December the House approved the articles on accountability. Trump was released in February 2020 after a Senate hearing.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Attorney General William Barr was aware of the investigations into the son of President-elect Joe Biden before the spring and resisted pressure from congressional Republicans.

Hunter Biden, Chairman of the WFP USA Board of Directors, will introduce his father, Vice President Joe Biden, to the 2016 McGovern-Dole Executive Awards of the U.S. Food Program at the Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington.  (Kris Connor / WireImage)

Hunter Biden, Chairman of the WFP USA Board of Directors, will introduce his father, Vice President Joe Biden, to the 2016 McGovern-Dole Executive Awards of the U.S. Food Program at the Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington. (Kris Connor / WireImage)

“When I met with the Attorney General, he was really talking about a corrupt FBI investigation into Russian counterfeiting, so I don’t think I’ve ever talked about our investigations into Hunter Biden, which, by the way, we never targeted at the Bidens,” Johnson said. during the prosecution. That’s when we started extending our Ukrainian investigation to his financial transactions, and then when we started seeing these transfers that were related to Hunter Biden. ”

President Trump on Saturday described Barrt as “a great disappointment” after a report said the nation’s chief lawyer knew about the Hunter Biden investigation months ago.

Ministry of Justice guidelines advise investigators not to take open action before an election so that they cannot influence the outcome.

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Hunter Biden said in a statement on Wednesday that the U.S. Delaware prosecutor’s office is investigating his “tax cases” and that he “takes the case” very seriously “and” trusts “that he has handled his cases” legally and properly. “

Fox News Adam Shaw contributed to the report.