Trump claims he has ‘NOTHING’ to do with Hunter Biden probe, despite being impeached for trying to smear him

Joe Biden’s son has confirmed that a federal probe into his tax affairs is underway

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Thursday 17 December 2020 19:23
Comments
Biden coughs and clear throat throughout post-electoral college victory speech

Donald Trump claimed he had “NOTHING to do” with any potential Hunter Biden probe, despite being impeached for trying to smear him.

The outgoing president reportedly considered pressuring the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate Joe Biden’s son and his business affairs.

But Mr Trump took to Twitter to deny any involvement.

“I have NOTHING to do with the potential prosecution of Hunter Biden, or the Biden family,” he tweeted.

“It is just more Fake News. Actually, I find it very sad to watch!”

Hunter Biden has already confirmed that the US attorney in Delaware is looking into his taxes, but has denied any wrongdoing.

Joe Biden said earlier this week that he is “confident” his son has done nothing wrong.

Mr Trump’s denial came a day after acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen refused to say if he would appoint a special counsel.

Republican senators, such as Lindsey Graham, have called for a federal investigation into Hunter Biden.

The president-elect’s son has been a longterm target of attacks by Republicans, and he was a central figure in Mr Trump’s election campaigning.

They have claimed that there was a potential conflict of interest from him sitting on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma during the time his father was the vice president.

Mr Trump has reacted angrily to the news that attorney general Bill Barr kept quiet a federal probe into Hunter Biden’s finances throughout the election campaign.

Mr Barr subsequently handed in his resignation and will leave the Justice Department on 23 December.

Impeachment charges were brought against Mr Trump after it emerged he had withheld military aid to the Ukraine to try and pressure its government to dig up dirt and announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

Charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Mr Trump were approved by the House of Representatives but he was found not guilty in the Senate by 52 votes to 48.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in