American News Dec 21, 2020 4:52 PM EST

BREAKING: AG Barr says there's 'no reason' to appoint special counsel for Hunter Biden investigation

"To this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave," Barr said Monday morning.

BREAKING: AG Barr says there's 'no reason' to appoint special counsel for Hunter Biden investigation
Noah David Alter Toronto
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Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that he sees no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.

"To this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave," Barr said Monday morning.

Multiple Republicans have expressed interest in appointing a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden's business dealings in China and Ukraine after it was revealed that the he is under investigation by a District Attorney's Offices in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

A special counsel would allow the investigation more independence from the executive branch when President-Elect Joe Biden takes office in January.

This is a developing story.

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