Last week, our nation was rocked a strange, half-reported alleged bombshell involving Rudy Giuliani, Hunter Biden, the New York Post, and Ukraine.
As the story goes, a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden was dropped off at a computer repair shop, the owner of which says he found worrisome materials when attempting to recover water-damaged files from the machine. When he discovered the troubling content, he made a copy of the hard drive for former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, believing that the import of the information would be of enough use to Giuliani to keep the shopkeeper safe.
Again, this is all unverified at this point, and there have been plenty of media outlets unwilling to touch the story with a ten-foot pole on account of the difficult chain of custody issues surrounding the laptop’s whereabouts. (Giuliani has had the copy for a year already, for instance).
Perhaps this confusion regarding the story’s validity is what President Trump is now imploring his Attorney General to take action.
President Trump on Tuesday said Attorney General William Barr needs to “act” and “appoint somebody” after nearly a dozen House Republicans urged him to tap a special counsel to investigate alleged revelations coming from a laptop purported to have belonged to Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
During an exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, the president criticized his Democratic opponent and Hunter Biden, saying he “walked around like a vacuum.”
“This is the laptop from hell,” Trump said. “Even if he didn’t get all of this money, you can’t go to China and have the son walk out with $1.5 billion. … You can’t go to Ukraine with $83,000 a month. … You can’t get $3.5 million from the mayor of Moscow’s wife.”
“And you didn’t have a job before your father was vice president,” Trump continued. “You can’t go and go with your father and every stop you make, you pick up $1 billion.”
Trump was insistent, and so, too, were congressional Republicans.
“We’ve got to get the attorney general to act,” Trump said. “He’s gotta act, and he’s gotta act fast, and he’s gotta appoint somebody.”The president added: “This is major corruption, and we have to know about this before the election. The attorney general has to act.”
The president’s calls on Barr come after nearly a dozen House Republicans including Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and Andy Harris, R-Md., penned a letter to Barr urging him to appoint a special counsel.
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