George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley is a liberal, but he is an honest man.
As he has been looking at the Hunter Biden situation and its connections to Joe Biden, he has reached the conclusion that a special counsel investigation is warranted.
There are simply too many obvious connections and evidence of wrongdoing is still piling up.
Turley writes at The Hill:
Biden’s ‘absolute’ defense of Hunter leaves media and Justice Department in a muddle
“We absolutely stand by the president’s comment.” With those words, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield reaffirmed that President Biden maintains his son Hunter Biden did “nothing [that] was unethical” and never “made money” in China.
Those claims appear demonstrably false — and they make the positions of both the media and Attorney General Merrick Garland absolutely untenable.
For the media, the ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden by U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware has presented a growing danger of self-indictment over its prior coverage (or noncoverage). Weiss has called a long line of witnesses before a grand jury, and there is growing expectation of criminal charges against Hunter Biden.
Nothing concentrates the mind as much as a looming indictment.
This is the most important part of Turley’s column:
The point is that President Biden really did not have to ask: Hunter Biden had nothing to sell but influence. All President Biden had to do to facilitate such schemes was to be accessible — to allow his family to deliver face-to-face meetings and photo ops.
And that brings us to the untenable position of Garland.
It is hard to imagine a stronger case for a special counsel. Any effort to investigate Hunter Biden’s dealings will lead investigators to encounter repeated references to the president and how he may have benefited from those schemes.
It’s obvious to everyone and as time goes on, Democrats and the media will no longer be able to cover for Biden.