Former Deputy National Security Adviser KT McFarland reiterated Wednesday calls from top Republican lawmakers urging President Trump to appoint special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China.
McFarland told The Story host Martha MacCallum that an investigation is needed to determine any “conflicts” that may exist for President-elect Joe Biden and his new administration.
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“There is really significant evidence that his son has been compromised by the Chinese government, that there is a corruption, pay-to-play scandal,” McFarland said. “I mean, has Joe Biden himself been compromised?”
The younger Biden has been under intense scrutiny over the past year about his business interests in Ukraine and China, as well as his father’s alleged role in them.
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In newly uncovered correspondence between Hunter Biden and CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming, the younger Biden expressed “ best wishes from the entire Biden family ” and urged the chairman to “ speed up ” a $ 10 million transfer. to ‘properly finance and run’ a joint venture. with the now bankrupt Chinese energy company.
According to McFarland, the email raises serious questions about the involvement of the president-elect.
“This country needs to heal,” she said. “And as long as there’s a cloud … over our president, where 50% of the population looks at that man and says, ‘You stole him and you’ve probably been compromised by the Chinese,’ America isn’t doing anything right. We’ll let a special prosecutor come out, clear the air, if there’s nothing, great, and if there’s anything we need to know. “
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Her comments come hours after the intelligence community’s assessment of foreign electoral influence announced a delay in the release of their report, citing a dispute among senior intelligence analysts over whether China wanted to influence the election in Biden’s favor.
McFarland said the delay indicates a “fairly significant divide” within the intelligence community as to whether and to what extent there was Chinese influence.
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“Did it have something to do with cyber attacks, had it something to do with balloting, had it something to do with influence, had it something to do with bots and stirring the pot?” she asked. “All of those things are a series of problems and I guess the reason it’s being delayed is that there’s probably something explosive in it.” “