Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo suggested Trump’s potential indictment over hush 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 ‘disturbing’ that news of Trump’s indictment was broken just days after a Congressional committee released documents that appeared to indicate members of Biden’s family were paid more than $1million 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 cash in 2017 from an associate who had entered into a business deal with a Chinese energy company.
Just two days later, Trump wrote on Truth Social that he’d received information indicating the Manhattan District Attorney’s office was planning to arrest him this Tuesday.
Speaking to Bartriromo, Ratcliffe said this timing did not feel like a coincidence. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who led the investigation into the Biden family finances, also appeared on the show and said the timing was suspicious.
Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo (left) spoke with former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Sunday Morning Futures
On Saturday evening, Trump appeared at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he flashed a defiant fist to the crowd and received a standing ovation
After discussing Biden’s foreign policy record with Ratcliffe, Bartiromo asked him whether or not she thought the timing of Trump indictment news was a coincidence.
‘This is so incredibly disturbing, do you think there’s a coincidence that as soon as James Comer comes out exposing those bank records that suddenly Trump is going to be indicted?’ she said.
‘Your were just talking 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 get indicted on Tuesday after these bank records were revealed last week?’
Ratcliffe said he did not believe in coincidences, and that he hoped the investigation into Biden would not be deterred.
‘I don’t really believe much in coincidence, so I do think that it’s important what Congressman Comer is doing, and it’s a way for the American people to really find out what’s happening. And I hope that that effort continues, and I think that it will.’
Comer himself joined the conversation and said the timing raised eyebrows.
‘It’s very odd that this would come out just the very next day after I revealed bank records which showed that the Biden family, the president in particular, hasn’t been truthful with respect to his family receiving parents directly from the Chinese Communist Party,’ he said.
‘So it almost looks like it’s an effort to detract, But at very least, it’s another example of a two-tiered system of justice.’
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who led the investigation into the Biden family finances, also appeared on the show and said the timing was suspicious
Porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump paid her $130,000 in hush money before the 2016 election to keep quiet about their affair
President Biden on Friday pushed back on a Republican report, denying its veracity outright.
‘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 an investigation by the House GOP into Hunter Biden’s business dealings and how the presidential son made his money amid allegations he used his father’s position for personal profit.
The House Oversight Committee obtained more than a decade of bank records through subpoenas as it investigated the Biden family.
They zeroed in on Hunter Biden’s associate John R. Walker for questioning after poring over years’ worth of his bank records and uncovering a $35,000 payment to Hallie Biden, Beau Biden’s widow.
The GOP findings stated that Walker received a $3 million wire transfer from Chinese State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with CEFC China Energy, then distributed $1.3 million to accounts associated with Biden family members.
Hunter Biden and Joe’s brother Jim were the others to get a cut of the cash.
Comer wrote Walker that the panel ‘is investigating President Biden’s involvement in his family’s business practices’ and ‘has identified you as a critical witness in this matter and has reviewed evidence showing you received millions of dollars originating from a Chinese energy company and elsewhere.’