Donald Trump plans to work with his top Republican Hill allies to “hypocrisy” the Hunter Biden criminal investigation and “cover-up” the Biden family — as the former president braces for a third indictment and arrest.
A familiar source told Newstimesuk.com that GOP conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik had a lengthy phone call with Trump on Tuesday after the former president confirmed he is the subject of a criminal investigation into the Capitol riots and his bid to overturn the 2020 election.
Stefanik and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are leading an offensive effort by the House GOP to accuse prosecutors of being behind several of Trump’s indictments as politically motivated as they seek to see his 2024 presidential re-election bid tank.
In a post on his Truth social account, Trump said he was ‘almost certain’ to be arrested and charged after receiving a ‘target letter’ from special counsel Jack Smith on Sunday. In addition to Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 riots, Smith is investigating classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home.
Smith last month charged Trump with 37 counts of obstruction of justice for his handling of classified materials, to which he pleaded not guilty.
Trump has been accused by New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg of falsifying business records, which he also denies.
The former president confirmed he learned Sunday that he is the subject of a criminal investigation into the Capitol riots and his bid to overturn the 2020 election.
Trump said Tuesday that he had been offered an opportunity to speak to the grand jury, which meets at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., but was expected to decline.
In the Truth Social post, Trump claimed the Smith investigation was ‘election meddling’ and accused President Joe Biden of ‘going after his ‘number one political opponent’.
A source told Newstimesuk.com that the strategy is that House Republicans plan to go on the offensive and get Trump back among the indictees.
First, GOP leaders plan to point out the ‘hypocrisy’ of how the investigation into the president’s son, Hunter Biden, has been handled in contrast to the investigation into Trump.
Hunter received a ‘sweetheart’ deal from Delaware US Attorney David Weiss, according to Republicans. The president’s son has reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time by pleading guilty to tax felony and gun charges.
Additionally, they will continue to point to multiple whistleblowers who sounded the alarm about Hunter’s handling of the investigation.
Two IRS whistleblowers — one anonymous, the other named Gary Shapley — alleged that the president’s son was treated favorably by investigators, including a pattern of “slow-walking investigative steps” by DOJ and IRS leadership and delays in enforcement actions.
An FBI whistleblower who worked on the case with Shapley also confirmed that Hunter Biden received preferential treatment based on information he disclosed during closed-door testimony, the Republican said Monday.
A second focus of Republicans’ defense of Trump, according to the source, will be attention to the ‘suspicious’ timing of the allegations, which came around the Republicans’ big announcement revealing the Biden family’s shady business dealings.
Smith’s first of 37 charges against Trump came shortly after GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley and House Oversight Chair James Comer revealed that Joe and his son Hunter allegedly accepted more than $10 million in bribes from a Ukrainian national, with details of the exchange on the phone.
Now, sources have told Newstimesuk.com that Smith’s move to ‘gladly’ impeach Trump on January 6-related crimes is being done coincidentally to divert attention away from a major House oversight hearing on Wednesday featuring IRS whistleblowers who say the Hunter Biden tax probe is flawed. was to do politics
Top Republicans, including Stefanik and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, have already begun criticizing Smith over the timing of Trump’s potential third impeachment.
Scalise said the news broke a day before the House Oversight Committee was scheduled to hear testimony from two IRS whistleblowers.
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik and Majority Leader Steve Scalise
‘It is not equal justice. They treat people differently and they go after their opponents,’ added Speaker McCarthy
‘It’s no coincidence — in the same week that IRS whistleblowers are testifying about illegal corruption protecting the Biden crime family, Biden’s DOJ targets President Trump with yet another corrupt witch hunt,’ Stefanik tweeted.
McCarthy, who also reportedly called Trump on Tuesday, said the former president’s entire case was politically motivated.
“Recently President Trump rose in the polls and actually outperformed President Biden. So what do they do now? Arm the government to go after their number one adversary,’ he told reporters.
‘It is not equal justice. They treat people differently and they go after their opponents,’ McCarthy added.
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