Former Attorney General Bill Barr called on the Justice Department to release the FBI documents detailing an alleged illegal bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a Burisma executive.
Barr made the call following Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal that has forced many to accuse the DOJ of a double standard. Hunter negotiated a bill with Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss that would see him plead guilty to failing to pay around $100,000 in taxes for 2017 and a similar amount for 2018. Hunter’s plea deal saw his tax charges drop-down to misdemeanors.
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Barr, while comparing the Hunter investigation to President Donald Trump’s federal charges, said the DOJ must assure everybody that the investigation into the Biden family was thorough and that final decisions made were reasonable.
“The key question as you say is, is this just the end of the gun and the tax case, or is this end of the whole shebang?” Barr told Fox News. “All the other things that were swirling around that the press reported on: Alleged bribery, alleged money laundering and influence peddling, and even allegations by whistleblowers of internal hanky-panky in the investigation.”
Barr added that investigations into the Bidens demand “thorough accounting” and that the DOJ can not remain quiet on the matter.
“I think the public interest demands that they assure people of the integrity of this investigation and the fairness of the final decision,” Barr added.
Barr told Fox News that he believes Attorney General Merrick Garland needs to address accusations of a double standard in the DOJ. Bar revealed that he believes there is a double standard within the DOJ.
“Under these circumstances, I think the AG should consider providing Chairman Comer, and his Senate supporters, the 1023 report they’ve been seeking, subject to terms necessary to protect the life and safety of a confidential source,” Barr said.
The former attorney general urged House Republicans to continue their investigation into the Biden family, adding that the administration will block all efforts to make more information public.