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🚨Attorney General Bill Barr has known about at least two Justice Department investigations of Hunter Biden since at least spring, and worked to keep it quiet during the campaign, The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription).
- Barr resisted pressure from congressional Republicans for information about what The Journal calls "an international financial investigation ... going on for at least a year," with probes based in Delaware and Manhattan.
Neither implicates President-elect Biden, The Journal reports.