(USA Features) A new survey finds that more than two-thirds of Americans want to see the Justice Department to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption involving President Joe Biden’s embattled son Hunter Biden.
According to the survey conducted by TIPP Insights, 68 percent of respondents agreed that DoJ should appoint a special counsel to determine whether Hunter Biden engaged in any underhanded business activities and tax situations while his father was vice president.
Also, respondents want the special counsel to look into James Biden, the president’s brother, whose previous healthcare business ventures have also come under legal scrutiny, the Washington Examiner reported.
The survey showed wide bipartisan support for a probe, with 85 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Democrats, and 65 percent of Independents favoring one, albeit for differing reasons.
“The Biden family matter has been in the minds of the country for a long time. Burisma has become a household name. President Trump raised the issue on a phone call to Ukraine in 2019, which led to his impeachment investigation. The Republican-controlled Senate acquitted President Trump on two articles of impeachment,” the survey’s analysis notes.
“Democrats may want to see the Bidens acquitted by an independent counsel to find closure on the issue; Republicans may see the issue as presenting a window of opportunity to study Biden family affairs. Either way, the public has clearly stated they support the appointment of a special counsel,” the analysis added.