US President Donald Trump called on US Attorney General William Barr on the 20th to immediately investigate US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
President Donald Trump told the American “Fox and Friends” program that day: “We must get the U.S. Attorney General to move, he must act and be fast.” In the eyes of President Donald Trump, Joe Biden and his son. Suspected of major corruption must be made public before the US presidential election.”
The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump has recently continued to promote a report in The New York Post, identifying that an official of the Ukrainian state-owned natural gas company where Hunter Biden had arranged him as a director in 2015 was with his father Joe Biden. Meet in Washington. Joe Biden’s US presidential campaign team insisted that the schedule records at the time showed that the then US Vice President Joe Biden did not meet with the Ukrainian official.
President Donald Trump did not specify the crime committed by Joe Biden and his son. Recently, he hinted at the US presidential election rally that the father and son should go to jail.
The Associated Press said that with only about two weeks left on November 3, US Presidential Election Day, President Donald Trump publicly requested the investigation of Joe Biden and his son for the first time. He repeatedly mentioned Hunter Biden’s unconfirmed scandal as a reason why American voters should not let Joeby enter the White House.
Pressing Barr to investigate Joe Biden and his son, President Donald Trump is dissatisfied with the slow progress of the US Department of Justice’s investigation into the source of the “Russia” investigation.
President Donald Trump and his allies previously had high expectations for the “source” investigation led by Connecticut federal prosecutor John Drum, hoping to discover the “inappropriateness” of the FBI’s initial “Russia” investigation. Place”.
However, in the year and a half of the investigation, only one former FBI lawyer in the United States has pleaded guilty, and the investigation could not be completed before the US presidential election.
According to the Associated Press, Barr was privately frustrated with President Donald Trump’s public remarks.
Although agreeing to trace the source of the “Russia” investigation, he often complained that the President of the United States did not understand the complexity of the US judicial system and the cumbersome procedures of investigations.
As the US presidential election approached, Barr reduced his contact with the media and avoided answering media questions about Donald Trump’s request for more involvement in the election by the US Department of Justice.
However, he had previously “standing in line” on controversial issues such as election fraud. President Donald Trump even refused to admit that the US President’s practice of requiring voters to vote twice was illegal on the grounds that he was not familiar with the laws of the US states.
The day before President Donald Trump’s “call”, 11 U.S. Republican congressmen sent a letter to Barr, calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether Joe Biden received foreign political contributions during his tenure as U.S. Vice President, and his Whether to allow Hunter Biden to sell opportunities to foreign business entities to approach him.
Princeton University presidential historian Julian Zelizer believes that President Donald Trump’s pressure on Barr has added uncertainty to the direction of the US presidential election. It is difficult to judge whether Barr will deviate from the US judicial system established since the Watergate incident. Rules of conduct.
Michael Cassidy, an expert on legal ethics at Boston College, believes that the US Department of Justice has never been involved in the politics of the US presidential election. However, Barr is similar to President Donald Trump and everyone is willing to “subvert” tradition. (Finish)
(Special article by Chen Sihong)
Keywords: William Barr, Hunter Biden