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Senator John Corynn just broke some major news: the DOJ is, in fact, investigating Joe Biden and psosible corruption!
This is not a rumor on the street, this is a Senator making the announcement!
Check it out:
The Hill had more:
Cornyn, a close adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), wrote in the tweet that “the Trump Justice Department is investigating foreign government influence, VP Biden conflicts of interest, and possible corruption.”
Cornyn’s tweet immediately attracted attention, as any effort by Trump’s Justice Department to investigate a leading Democratic rival will stir controversy and prompt charges from Democrats that Trump is abusing his power for personal political gain.
It’s not clear, however, whether Justice is actually investigating Biden.
A Cornyn aide said his boss was referring to the ongoing investigation by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in New Haven, Conn., whom Attorney General William Barr tapped in May to investigate the origins of the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials in 2016.
Cornyn also stated on Twitter that the Justice Department is probing “the provenance of the bogus opposition research compiled for the Clinton campaign produced by an ex-British spy,” referring to a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, who at one point worked as an FBI informant and is believed to be central to the FBI’s decision to conduct a counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.
The Department of Justice did not respond immediately to a request for comment from The Hill.
Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the department, told The Middletown Press last month that Durham “is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign counties.”
“At Attorney General Barr’s request, the president has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the attorney general and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials,” she said.
President Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July 25 phone call to investigate Biden as well as the possibility that individuals based in Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
That phone call later triggered a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump abused the power of this office. It also helped launch an impeachment inquiry from the House.
Asked on Friday whether the Justice Department is investigating Biden, Trump told reporters to refer the question to Barr.
"Well, that you’d have to ask Attorney General Barr, but I can tell you just as an observer, what I saw Biden do with his son, he is pillaging these countries and he is hurting us,” the president said.
In a nine-page complaint to the intelligence community’s inspector general, an unnamed whistleblower raised concern that Ukrainian officials were working with the Department of Justice to investigate Biden as well as allegations that Ukrainian officials had interfered in the 2016 election.
In the complaint, the whistleblower notes that “in several public comments, Mr. Lutsenko also stated that he wished to communicate directly with Attorney General Barr on these matters,” referring to Ukraine’s former prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko.
In a footnote, the whistleblower questioned whether Durham was investigating Biden as part of his broader probe into how the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials originated.