It’s a sad day for America when a sitting President and his son are under federal investigation simultaneously. But that’s exactly the situation we find ourselves in with President Biden and Hunter Biden.
Attorney General Merrick Garland recently appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the President’s possible unauthorized removal and improper retention of classified documents and records discovered at the Penn Biden Center in Washington D.C., and in his private residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
Hunter Biden, on the other hand, has been under federal investigation since 2018 for his tax affairs – an investigation that was predicated, in part, by suspicious activity reports (SARs) regarding some foreign transactions. Those SARs, according to sources familiar with the investigation, involved funds from “China and other foreign nations.”
This is the first time in American history that we have a sitting President and one of his children under formal investigation in the United States, and it should be a concern for all Americans. “In thinking about this, investigating it, and putting all politics aside, I cannot think of an example that even gets close to this,” Heritage Foundation President Dr. Kevin Roberts stated.
It’s also the first time in presidential history that a sitting President and a former President are separately, but at the same time, under special counsel investigation for the same matter: retention of classified records.
In November, Garland appointed former DOJ official Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate Trump’s retention of classified records at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, after the FBI conducted an unprecedented raid, seizing documents bearing classification markings, some of which were “top secret.”
This is the second time Trump has been at the center of a special counsel investigation. During his administration, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was chosen to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
But Trump Jr. was never named a subject or target of that special counsel probe, which, after nearly two years of investigating, yielded no evidence of criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.
The double standard is clear, as Dr. Roberts stated, “I say this not as a partisan, or as an ideologue, but just as someone who specializes in reading the facts, there are two gigantic differences, and the first is that Donald Trump Jr. was not formally implicated, and Hunter has been.
The second is that so much of the origins of Mueller’s investigation were based on the false premise of Russian collusion, whereas this investigation is based on actual facts and evidence.”
It’s time for the American people to demand the truth and for the Biden administration to be held accountable for their actions. As Americans, we deserve better and it’s time for the truth to come out.