Former Attorney General Bill Barr, who left the DOJ on Wednesday, said this week that he had “not seen a reason” to appoint a special counsel to probe Hunter Biden.
by Brooke Singman
High level officials within the Justice Department are in “onging discussions” on whether to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation into Hunter Biden, with some believing it is “warranted,” two sources familiar told Fox News Wednesday.
Attorney General Bill Barr, who resigned from his post last week and had his last day at the Justice Department Wednesday, said earlier this week that he had “not seen a reason” to appoint a special counsel to probe President-elect Joe Biden’s son, who is under federal investigation for his “tax affairs.”
But one source familiar told Fox News on Wednesday that it is an “open discussion.”
“It is an ongoing discussion,” the source told Fox News. “No decisions have been made either way.”
Another source told Fox News that some high level DOJ officials believe a special counsel is “warranted,” and cited the special counsel statute.