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New Statements by Outgoing Barr Won't Please Trump

Attorney general says no need for special counsels on election fraud or Hunter Biden

(Newser) - William Barr's last day as attorney general is Wednesday, and he's going out in a way that surely won't please President Trump. In a news conference Monday, Barr said he saw no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate claims of election fraud or the business...

Report Won't Help Relations Between Trump, Barr

AG resisted pressure to reveal Hunter Biden investigations before election: WSJ

(Newser) - This isn't likely to make President Trump any friendlier toward his attorney general: The Wall Street Journal reports William Barr knew about multiple investigations into Hunter Biden's finances since at least spring "and worked to avoid their public disclosure during the heated election campaign." Trump again...

Here's What Hunter Biden Probe Is Focusing On

His business dealings with China, sources say

(Newser) - The investigation into Hunter Biden's tax affairs centers around business deals with China, a source tells the AP . Specifically, officials are looking into whether the younger Biden and his associates violated any tax or money laundering laws, sources tell CNN . The probe was launched a year before Joe Biden,...

Hunter Biden Says He Is Facing Federal Investigation

US Attorney's office in Delaware is looking into his tax affairs

(Newser) - Hunter Biden, son of President-elect Joe Biden, confirmed Wednesday that his tax affairs are under federal investigation. "I learned yesterday for the first time that the US Attorney's Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs," he said in...

UPS: We Found Tucker Carlson's Missing Shipment

Fox host says documents damaging to Joe and Hunter disappeared while being shipped to him

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has been pushing the narrative about alleged corruption involving Joe and Hunter Biden , and he delivered an unusual development on his show Wednesday night. Carlson told viewers that "damning" evidence about the Bidens disappeared in transit to him, reports Fox News . On Thursday afternoon came an update:...

Putin Speaks Out on Trump's Criticism of Biden Family

He rejects the US president's take on their business dealings

(Newser) - In comments Reuters calls "less friendly" toward President Trump and possibly attempting to "curry favor" with Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday pushed back against Trump's favored line of attack against his opponent. "Yes, in Ukraine he (Hunter Biden) had or maybe still has...

Trump Brings Notable Special Guest to Debate

He invites Hunter Biden's former business partner to final showdown

(Newser) - The second and final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden is underway, this time with one big rule change : A candidate's mic can be muted to ensure his rival can speak. In the first half hour, however, the tone has been civil relative to the first debate.
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Giuliani Gives Alleged Hunter Biden Files to Cops

They turned device over to Delaware AG's office

(Newser) - The improbable journey of a laptop that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden continued this week when Rudy Giuliani on Monday attempted to turn a device over to police in Delaware, who handed it to state authorities, who gave it to federal authorities. "They’ve got a hard drive, or...

Writer Reportedly Wouldn't Allow Byline on Biden Story

Reports say NY Post staffers thought the piece was too 'flimsy'

(Newser) - The New York Times and New York Magazine are out with stories casting doubt on the credibility of a New York Post piece on Joe and Hunter Biden. The Post , meanwhile, is standing by its story and firing back at critics. The Times reports that skepticism about the story, which...

Trump Getting Very Specific Advice for Upcoming Debate

Advisers want him to let Joe Biden speak more

(Newser) - The final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden takes place Thursday night, and the president's team suggests viewers will see a different tone from him. The key part of the plan is for Trump to interrupt Joe Biden less often , reports Politico . "I do think that President...

Reports: Trump Knew Russian Assets Were Using Giuliani

US intelligence found Giuliani was the target of a Russian intelligence operation in Ukraine

(Newser) - US intelligence agencies warned the White House that Rudy Giuliani was the target of a Russian intelligence operation, and had contact with Russian assets, while in Ukraine last year, according to reports from the Washington Post and New York Times . Giuliani visited the country in December seeking information he thought...

Controversy Widens Over NY Post Story on Bidens

Senate panel plans to subpoena Twitter CEO over restrictions on story

(Newser) - The controversy over a New York Post story about Joe and Hunter Biden is apparently not going to fade quickly. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote next week to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the site's decision to restrict tweets and retweets about the story, reports the...

Biden Campaign Feuds With New York Post

Over candidate's involvement, or lack thereof, in son's business dealings with Ukraine

(Newser) - The New York Post on Wednesday alleged that Joe Biden was directly involved with son Hunter Biden's business dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, and the presidential candidate was quick to hit back at the tabloid. The Post, citing emails it obtained (apparently from a computer repair store...

Watching the 2016 Debates Offers a Lesson for Biden

Don't underestimate the president's effective, unorthodox style, says a Politico analysis

(Newser) - So how important is Tuesday night's debate ? Oh, it's only "one of the more important moments in American political history," in the view of former Obama adviser David Plouffe. If Joe Biden "has a really strong debate, it doesn't mean the rest of...

Romney Changes His Mind on Hunter Biden

He will vote for subpoena, paving way for investigation

(Newser) - Despite his misgivings, Sen. Mitt Romney has decided to vote next week to subpoena records about Hunter Biden's employment for a Ukrainian energy company. As recently as Thursday, Romney had said the Senate Homeland Security Committee shouldn't be investigating Joe Biden's son, Politico reports. A Romney spokeswoman...

Jill Biden Fires Back at 'Friend' Lindsey Graham

'I don't know what happened to Lindsey. ... He's changed'

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham's repeated criticism of Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine appears to have cost him an old friendship. "Well, you know, Lindsey—I don't know what happened to Lindsey," Jill Biden said on CNN Monday. "We used to be great friends and friends...

Trump Lawyers Target Obama, Biden

They argue that the Obama administration was the one that abused power

(Newser) - Much of the second day of President Trump's impeachment defense focused not on the president's actions, but on the previous administration. In what Politico calls "an alternate-reality impeachment of his political rivals," Trump lawyers Pam Bondi and Eric Herschmann argued that former President Obama and Joe...

Rand Paul to Fellow GOPers: Careful on Vote in Trump Trial

Warns Republican senators their vote on witnesses could threaten their reelection runs

(Newser) - President Trump's impeachment trial officially begins Thursday in the Senate, and at least four Republican senators will need to vote with Democrats to introduce new evidence and call witnesses such as John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney, per the Washington Post . And Kentucky's Rand Paul has a warning for...

Republicans Slam Abrupt Delay of Impeachment Vote

Nadler unexpectedly called recess until Friday

(Newser) - After a marathon 14-hour debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler surprised Republicans by abruptly calling a recess. The Democrat said a vote on the articles of impeachment will now take place after the committee reconvenes at 10am Friday, the Hill...

Biden to Iowa Voter: 'You're a Damn Liar!'

He challenged 83-year-old to a push-up contest

(Newser) - Joe Biden called an Iowa voter a "damn liar" and challenged him to a push-up contest during an angry exchange Thursday. Biden lashed out at the man, who identified himself as an 83-year-old non-Republican retired farmer, after he accused him of sending son Hunter Biden to work for a...

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