On Monday Republican Representative Ken Buck urged Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings and a laptop purportedly belonging to him in order to ensure an investigation “free from political interference.”
Buck sent a letter to Barr, urging him to “appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Mr. Hunter Biden’s conduct and the contents of his laptop that is currently in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s possession.”
“This investigation is critical to defending the integrity of our republic and ensuring a potential Biden Administration will not be the subject of undue foreign interference,” Buck wrote according to Fox News. “Americans have the right to know whether Mr. Biden’s reported ties to foreign governments will make him the subject of blackmail attempts or other nefarious efforts to undermine U.S. national security or otherwise improperly influence American foreign policy.”
The lawmaker noted that Barr has the ability to appoint a special counsel to “investigate and prosecute any matter that would present a conflict of interest for the Department or other extraordinary circumstances.”
“Similar to when the DOJ appointed Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller 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 republic.”
He added: “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.”
The laptop and emails in question were first obtained by The New York Post in October. The Post revealed that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani provided them with emails allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden. The emails related to Hunter Biden’s work with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, as well as his work with a Chinese energy firm.
During his campaign, Joe Biden repeatedly denied any involvement, or knowledge of, Hunter’s foreign business dealings.