The Wisconsin Republican was asked about a special counsel during an interview Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”
“You know, I am not a big fan of special counsels, but if Joe Biden wins the presidency, I don’t see how you avoid one,” Johnson told host Maria Bartiromo. “Otherwise, this is going to be, you know, tucked away, and we will never know what happened. All this evidence is going to be buried, so I think we have to have a special election if Joe Biden wins.”
Congressional Republicans have pressured Attorney General William Barr to name a special counsel to examine the Democratic presidential candidate before the Nov. 3 election.
The Homeland Security Committee, which Johnson chairs, was one of two Senate panels that investigated Hunter Biden’s role in abroad business dealings when his father served as vice president in the Obama administration.
The two organizations released an 87-page report in September that resolved that the younger Biden’s work on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, “was problematic and did interfere in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine.”
The report also claimed that Hunter Biden was paid $3.5 million in 2014 by the wife of Moscow’s former mayor, for unknown reasons.
Reports found on a laptop left at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Del., in April 2019 that showed Joe Biden was tied to his son’s business actions in Ukraine.
In one email sent to Hunter Biden, an adviser on the board of Burisma thanked the son for giving him the “opportunity” to meet his father. At the time of the email, the elder Biden was in charge of American policy in Ukraine.
The Biden campaign has said the alleged meeting was never found on the former vice president’s official schedule.
This is what the Bidens do. Dad serves in office, and Hunter makes money from it. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report confirming several “questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party” but stopped short of accusing any criminal wrongdoing on the part of his father. The report, it should be noted, was written before the laptop surfaced.