Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said this week that he wants President Donald Trump to appoint a special prosecutor to make sure that Hunter Biden remains under federal investigation even when his father takes office on January 20. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Graham said that the specter of Hunter Biden’s questionable business ties to Ukraine and China highlighted issues that are far too important to just let drop away in the wake of a new president.
“I’m absolutely calling on a special counsel to look at all things Hunter Biden, to see if he presents a conflict with the Biden administration regarding his business dealings with Ukraine, which is overrun with Russian agents, and the activity he had with the Chinese government,” Graham said. “Let me just say this: If you believe a special counsel was needed to look at the Trump world regarding Russia, how can you say there’s no need for a special counsel regarding Hunter Biden?”
Other top Republicans have also pressed Trump on the possibility of appointing a special prosecutor to handle the younger Biden’s unique criminal entanglements. These include, at the very least, a sketchy tax situation that is currently under probe by the U.S. Attorney of Delaware. But the issues may go far beyond that, judging by reports we’ve seen from Senate committees that have been looking into Hunter Biden’s business ties.
Naturally, the mainstream media is paying no attention to any of this – partially because it reflects badly on the incoming president, but mostly because it reflects terribly on their own decision to construct a news blackout surrounding Hunter Biden in the weeks leading up to the election.
On Wednesday, only NBC of the three major networks bothered covering the story at all; correspondent Kristen Welker gave viewers a whole 26-second rundown of the situation.
“And according to an Associated Press report, President Trump is now considering pushing to have a special counsel appointed to investigate Hunter Biden,” she reported. “Hunter Biden is already the focus of a federal criminal investigation examining if he broke tax and money laundering laws in his Chinese business dealings. He said he handled his affairs legally and appropriately. The President-Elect asked today if he’s confident his son did nothing wrong.”
This led to a soundbite of Biden saying he was indeed “confident” that his son was innocent.
Welker did not get around to mentioning that her network, along with Twitter and Facebook, did everything possible before the election to keep Hunter Biden’s criminal involvements a secret from the public.
But then again, it’s tough to fit a whole lot of context into a half-minute segment.