UPDATED 7:50 PM PT – Thursday, December 24, 2020
Justice Department officials are reportedly discussing whether they will appoint a special counsel to run the Hunter Biden probe.
According to reports on Thursday morning, high-level officials said the move could be ‘warranted’ per the Special Counsel Statute. Republicans have been urging the department to appoint a special counsel to ensure the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs continues.
President Trump has also signaled that he is in favor of appointing someone to the position.
Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden. Joe was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on – Press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
This came as former Attorney General William Barr stepped down on Wednesday, which leaves the decision up to acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.