Calls for special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden laptop scandal so probe is 'free from political interference'
A REPUBLICAN Rep. has called for a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden's laptop scandal so the probe is "free from political interference".
According to a letter obtained by Fox News, Ken Buck (R-Colo.) urged Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter's business deals and laptop that is currently in the FBI's possession.
"Similar to when the DOJ appointed Special Counsel Robert S. Muller III, it is critical that this investigation continue free from political interference, no matter who is in the White House," Buck wrote.
"We must guarantee the integrity of our government and the security of our public.
"As such, I urge the DOJ to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Hunter Biden's actions and the potentially incriminating contents of his laptop to ensure this important investigation will be completed," he added.
The laptop and emails in question were first obtained by the New York Post in October.
The Post revealed that Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani provided them with email allegedly belonging to Hunter.
The emails, which were retrieved from a laptop hard drive, related to Hunter's work with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, as well as his work with a Chinese energy firm.
The Post published a "smoking-gun" email that alleged revealed how Hunter introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman, Vadym Pozharskyi, when Joe Biden was vice president under Barack Obama.
The Sun cannot independently confirm the authenticity of these documents.
However, some Republicans have claimed that the elder Biden then pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating Burisma, an energy firm Pozharskyi was an advisor to and Hunter was on the board of.
While on his campaign trail, President-elect Biden repeatedly denied any involvement of his son's foreign business dealings.
The laptop was allegedly abandoned at a Delaware computer shop in April 2019, and later ended up in the hands of Guiliani.
In October, Fox News reported that the FBI subpoenaed the laptop and hard drive because it is linked to a money laundering investigation in late 2019.
It is unclear whether the money-laundering investigation is directly related to Hunter.
Many federal law enforcement officials and two government officials confirmed the authenticity of the subpoena documents that have been issued to John Paul MacIssac, the owner of 'The Mac Shop' in Delaware.
MacIsaac said Hunter left the damaged Apple laptop at the Delaware store – and claimed Hunter never returned, or paid the $85 bill.
The form reportedly explains the FBI’s connection with MacIsaac, 44, who is said to have alerted them to the laptop after it was left at his repair shop in April 2019.
Hunter's email scandal were at the center of attention during the 2020 presidential election, as news outlets across the US refused to report on the allegations.
Last week, CNN top executives were accused of deliberately refusing to cover Hunter's laptop scandal, and instead chose to focus on Trump's impeachment.
According to a leaked recording of a CNN meeting, released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, a person identified as political director David Chalian could be heard telling CNN boss Jeff Zucker in the recording: "Obviously, we’re not going with the New York Post story right now on Hunter Biden.
"And, which seems to be giving its marching orders to Fox News and the right-wing echo chamber about what to talk about today.
“We’ll just continue to report out this is the very stuff that the president was impeached over – that Senate Committees looked at and found nothing wrong in Joe Biden’s interactions with Ukrainians.”
"And now having an email that perhaps there was a meeting with someone from Burisma, it seems – Rudy Giuliani's sort of 'dream-o-vision' of how to throw stuff at the wall in these closing days of the campaign."
Project Veritas – a right-wing activist group O'Keefe founded in 2010 – revealed they secretly taped CNN's conferences for two months in a viral Twitter video.
A day later, President Trump retweeted O'Keefe's claim that one correspondent suggested ignoring Trump's unfounded "rigged" election claims and wrote "Suppression Media!"
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