Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said during his podcast on Monday that the key thing to watch for to determine if the Department of Justice is trying to protect President Joe Biden is if they try to keep the criminal investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, a separate issue altogether.
Cruz’s remarks on the “Verdict” come after Hunter Biden has been under criminal investigation for the entire length of Biden’s presidency, while Biden only recently came under criminal investigation over his handling of classified material while he was vice president in the Obama administration.
“There does still seem to be, to many of us, a disconnect between the prosecutor in Delaware with Hunter Biden and some of the tax issues and everything he’s looking into and now what’s happened with a special prosecutor that is looking into these classified documents,” co-host Ben Ferguson said. “When you start looking at these connections, the way that you’re describing them, is how are these two individuals not going to interconnect at some point and say, ‘Here, I have something you need to see, or you have something I need to see.'”
Cruz said that the situation is like a game of poker where a player will have “tells” where they inadvertently give off a slight sign indicating that they have either been dealt a good or bad hand.
“The tell from this Department of Justice, as to whether it is trying to be political and protect Joe Biden and Democrats on these issues is very simple: If they are trying to keep Hunter Biden and Joe Biden altogether separate, they are engaged in politics, not law,” Cruz said. “If they’re trying to say ‘They’re totally different, they’re totally separate.’ If they want the Hunter Biden investigation to be about, ‘Well, did the guy do drugs? Did he violate his tax laws?’ Did he do things that affect a poor, troubled guy with a serious substance abuse issue?”
“Anyone focusing on that is doing it for a reason, and that is to insulate the ‘Big Guy,’ to insulate Joe Biden,” Cruz continued. “Look, my interest in Hunter Biden is not his personal demons. The reason this is an issue of public concern is the extent to which Hunter Biden implicates his father, Joe Biden, the president and the then-vice president in official corruption. And so it is the connection between the two when they’re examining Hunter Biden, they need to be examining, what was it that Hunter Biden sold to Burisma for a million bucks a year? What was it that Hunter Biden sold to the Chinese Communists for millions of dollars a year?”
Cruz noted that while the special counsel’s mandate is to focus on the classified documents scandal, it also needs to be asking who might have examined them illegally and whether Hunter Biden was selling access to the documents.
“If the special counsel from the other side of the issue puts blinders on and refuses to examine the connections to Hunter Biden, that would raise the very strong implication that the special counsel is trying to politically protect the White House,” Cruz said. “What is a matter of public concern is the intersection between the two that on the face of it screams corruption!”