Attorney General William Barr knew months ago about investigations into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, but kept the information from spilling into public view even as President Donald Trump publicly called for investigations into the son of the president-elect.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Barr was briefed before the spring about investigations into Biden, which Biden revealed in a statement on Wednesday issued through his father’s presidential transition team.
Biden said that prosecutors with the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware had contacted his attorney regarding an investigation into his “tax affairs.”
A source familiar with the investigation told the Daily Caller News Foundation that it began in 2018, and that the U.S. attorneys’ contact with Biden’s lawyers signals that the investigation has moved from a “covert” to an “overt” stage.
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