US President Donald Trump has said he will speak to Justice Secretary William Barr about opening an investigation against Joe Biden, former vice president, and potential Trump rival in the upcoming presidential election, or his son Hunter.
“Certainly it would be appropriate to talk to William Bar about opening an investigation with Biden,” Trump said in a telephone interview with Politico magazine. “He has not done so yet,” the magazine quoted him as saying on Saturday..
The magazine pointed out that questions about whether the US president could press the Prosecutor General Barr to investigate Biden raised after Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he would travel to Ukraine to urge the new government to consider the involvement of Hunter Biden with a Ukrainian energy company subject for prosecution investigations.
The magazine said it was clear that Giuliani’s efforts were part of a wider campaign by Trump allies to undermine his Democratic rival’s campaign for the presidential election, and raised questions about whether Trump was seeking foreign government assistance in his re-election campaign to the White House. Giuliani later returned from his trip to Ukraine.
Barr drew attention during his recent testimony to Congress when he objected to a question about whether anyone in the White House suggested opening an investigation.