Fox anchor suggests Trump’s possible arrest is timed to distract from Biden investigation
Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo has suggested that Trump’s potential indictment over silent money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels may be part of a plot to distract from recent revelations about Joe Biden’s questionable family finances.
Speaking on Sunday Morning Futures with former director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe, Bartiromo said it was ‘troubling’ that news of Trump’s indictment had come just days after a committee of the Congress released documents that appeared to indicate members of Biden’s family had been paid more than $1 million. by the Chinese government.
The report was released by House Republicans on Thursday and showed the president’s son, Hunter Biden, the widow of his son Beau Biden, and other relatives of the president’s family received the money in 2017 from an associate who had entered into a commercial agreement with a Chinese energy company.
Just two days later, Trump wrote on Truth Social that he had received reports that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office planned to arrest him on Tuesday.
Speaking to Bartriromo, Ratcliffe said this moment didn’t feel like a coincidence. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who led the probe into the Biden family’s finances, also appeared on the show and said the timing was suspicious.
Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo (left) spoke to former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Sunday Morning Futures
On Saturday night, Trump appeared at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he threw a defiant fist at the crowd and received a standing ovation.
After discussing Biden’s foreign policy record with Ratcliffe, Bartiromo asked her whether or not she thought the timing of Trump’s indictment was coincidental.
“It’s so incredibly disturbing, do you think it’s a coincidence that as soon as James Comer comes out exposing those bank statements, Trump is suddenly going to be indicted?” she says.
“You just talked about this soft approach from Joe Biden to China, we’re constantly asking, why, why not protect America? Is it a coincidence now that Trump is going to be indicted on Tuesday after those bank statements were revealed last week?
Ratcliffe said he doesn’t believe in coincidences and hopes the Biden investigation won’t be deterred.
“I don’t really believe in coincidences, so I think it’s important what Congressman Comer is doing, and it’s a way for the American people to really find out what’s going on.” And I hope that effort will continue, and I think it will.
Comer himself joined in the conversation and said the timing raised eyebrows.
“It is very strange that this came out the very next day after I revealed bank statements which showed that the Biden family, the president in particular, did not tell the truth regarding his family receiving relatives directly from the Chinese Communist Party,’ he said.
“So it almost feels like an effort to harm, but at the very least it’s another example of a two-tier justice system.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who led the probe into the Biden family’s finances, also appeared on the show and said the timing was suspicious.
Pornstar Stormy Daniels. Trump paid her $130,000 in silent money before the 2016 election to keep their affair quiet
On Friday, President Biden pushed back against a Republican report, flatly denying its veracity.
“That’s not true,” he said when asked about it as he left the White House to spend the weekend at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
The findings were part of a House GOP investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings and how the presidential son earned his money amid allegations that he used his father’s position for profit. personal.
The House Oversight Committee obtained more than a decade of bank documents through subpoenas while investigating the Biden family.
They zeroed in on Hunter Biden associate John R. Walker for questioning after reviewing his bank statements for years and uncovering a $35,000 payment to Hallie Biden, Beau Biden’s widow.
The GOP findings indicate that Walker received a $3 million wire transfer from Chinese State Energy HK Limited, an affiliate of CEFC China Energy, and then distributed $1.3 million to accounts associated with members of the Biden family.
Hunter Biden and Joe’s brother Jim were the others to get a share of the money.
Comer wrote to Walker that the panel was “investigating President Biden’s involvement in his family’s business practices” and “identified you as a critical witness in this case and reviewed evidence showing that you received millions of dollars from a Chinese energy company and elsewhere”.