Arizona congresswoman backs calls for Hunter Biden special counsel

Arizona congresswoman backs calls for Hunter Biden special counsel

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., supported calls among some of her colleagues on Monday to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of President-Elect Joe Biden.

Responding to a tweet penned by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Lesko said she joined Biggs in calling for a special counsel to look into Hunter Biden—and had sent a letter to the attorney general asking him to do so.

A representative for the congresswoman confirmed to Fox News that she had sent the letter earlier this month, reasoning that a special counsel would be the only way to ensure a thorough and complete investigation is carried out.

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The Delaware U.S. Attorney is investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes – a probe that has been ongoing since 2018 but was only recently publicly disclosed.

Hunter Biden has a complex network of international business dealings.

His involvement with Ukrainian energy company Burisma in 2014 has come under intense scrutiny, and was a repeated target of President Trump during his campaign for the 2020 presidency.

The younger Biden was paid $ 50,000 per month to serve on the board of Burisma, sparking concerns about the perceptions of a conflict of interest given the fact that his father was involved in U.S. policy toward Ukraine.

Hunter Biden also has connections to Chinese and Russian nationals that have raised eyebrows.

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The president-elect has expressed confidence in his son, and has also suggested that it is “foul play” for Republicans to use Hunter as a way to personally attack him.

Former Attorney General Bill Barr, who served out his last day last week, said he did not see the need for a special counsel to look into the situation. Jeffrey Rosen is currently serving as acting AG.

However, there are a growing number of Republicans who are expressing their frustration with this situation.

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