White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke out this weekend to address whether or not President Donald Trump has asked Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the Bidens.
“No, he has not,” McEnany told reporters, according to Fox News. “The president wants these things to be looked into, and the media is really the avenue that should be doing that at this point.”
She went on to say it is up to the Department of Justice and FBI on whether or not to investigate.
This comes days after President Trump said that Barr needed to “act fast” to put together an investigation into the laptop reportedly belonging to Hunter Biden that contained emails allegedly documenting a meeting between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a Ukrainian executive from the energy firm Burisma, where his son sat on the board.
“We’ve got to get the attorney general to act,” Trump said. “He’s gotta act, and he’s gotta act fast, and he’s gotta appoint somebody. This is major corruption, and we have to know about this before the election. The attorney general has to act.”
This also comes after almost one dozen House Republicans wrote a letter to Barr asking him to investigate. The Republicans behind this letter included Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.; Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; Ted Yoho, R-Fla.; and Andy Harris, R-Md.
“These alleged revelations raise serious questions about former Vice President Joe Biden’s reported participation with his son’s business, dealings, specifically whether the former vice president (1) received foreign monies during his tenure in the Obama administration and (2) if former Vice President Biden allowed his son to peddle access to his father with foreign business entities,” they wrote in the letter.
Alleged emails that came to light last week suggest that Hunter introduced his father to a top executive at Burisma in 2015, one year before the then-vice president put pressure on the country’s government to fire a prosecutor who had launched an investigation into the company’s founder. These alleged emails are being investigated by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
“I appreciate that the FBI has a job to do, and I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters that our Committees have been investigating for months,” said Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of this committee. “I expect that Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee as soon as possible and fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings.”