Hold Off on the Special Counsel
Republicans who are calling for AG Merrick Garland to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Bidens should be careful what they wish for.
More than a year ago, long before the Republicans took the House, and long before the various GOP-led oversight committees began piling up an impressive array of evidence against Hunter Biden and the Big Guy, we were clamoring for the appointment of a special counsel. What’s good for the Trump goose would no doubt be good for the Biden gander, right?
At this stage, such an appointment would likely do more harm than good. Which is why Kentucky’s James Comer, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, is sounding the alarm on the Republican push for a special counsel. Why? Because he doesn’t trust Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint an impartial prosecutor, and because he thinks doing so will also short-circuit all the investigative work being done by Republican-led House committees to expose the Biden Crime Family.
Those Republicans calling for a special counsel include Indiana Senator Mike Braun and Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn.
“I have no confidence that Attorney General Merrick Garland would appoint an impartial special counsel,” Comer responded. “The Oversight Committee will continue our investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes to inform legislative solutions to prevent public officials and their families from abusing public office for private gain.”
As Just the News notes, “A Republican source close to the Judiciary Committee said GOP leaders are wary of Garland appointing a special counsel because it would likely lock down their oversight efforts into the Biden family’s business dealings.”
Think about it: Last November, Garland appointed a special counsel, Jack Smith, to look into Donald Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Two months later, in January, Garland felt sufficiently pressured to appoint Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate Joe Biden’s own classified documents scandal.
Now then: Which of these two special prosecutors seems to be in the headlines with new charges every week, and which of them seems to have disappeared into the FBI’s witness protection program?
Jack Smith is — how shall we put this delicately? — a nasty, unscrupulous dude. How else to explain the Supreme Court’s unanimous overturning of his conviction of former Virginia Republican Governor Bob McDonnell on bribery charges back in 2016? How else to explain his use of “ethically dubious tactics, including media leaks and enticing witnesses”? And how else to explain “a string of mistrials and overturned convictions [that] led to sharp rebukes from federal judges,” including one from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts?
Just yesterday, in fact, Smith was at it again, announcing three new charges against Trump in the classified documents case.
Meanwhile, what’s become of Robert Hur? Crickets and tumbleweeds, that’s what.
Does anyone doubt that, given the opportunity, Garland wouldn’t find a similarly soft cream puff of a prosecutor to investigate whether the Biden Crime Family sold their country out to Chinese and Ukrainian interests?
Why hasn’t Garland done so already? It’s a good question, and the answer likely lies in a political calculus: As long as the charges are coming from congressional Republicans, the mainstream media and Democrat voters (but we repeat ourselves) can dismiss them as typical partisanship. If charges are leveled by an independent counsel, though, they become a lot harder to ignore. The Washington Post, for example, has virtually ignored the steady stream of corruption evidence against Hunter Biden, but was tripping over itself this morning to cover the new charges against Joe Biden’s leading presidential challenger: “Trump charged with seeking to delete security footage in documents case,” blared the headline.
As for Biden, the lies keep adding up. Recall how he snapped during the October 2020 presidential debate: “My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China. The only guy who made money from China is this guy,” he said, pointing at Trump. “He’s the only one. Nobody else has made money from China.”
Unfortunately, Hunter directly contradicted the old man when he admitted to U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika on Wednesday that he took more than $600,000 from a Chinese Communist Party-backed company.
In fact, the evidence shows that the Bidens have taken in many millions from China and other foreign entities. But you wouldn’t know it if you got your news from the likes of The Washington Post, where “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”
Lastly, as National Review reports, “White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shot down the possibility that President Biden would consider pardoning his son Hunter over felony gun and tax misdemeanor charges.”
Asked yesterday whether Biden would consider a pardon in the case, KJP told reporters, “No.”
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
As to that promise, let’s just say we’re skeptical, especially in light of Biden’s troubled and well-documented history with the truth.
Start a conversation using these share links: