Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), aware of the breaking story alleging that Hunter Biden introduced his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, to a Burisma executive a year before Joe Biden urged Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating the energy company, used the opportunity given to interview Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday to speak of the story.
Terming it as a series of “hypotheticals” while its reach was being limited by social media companies, Hawley said to Barrett, “Let me ask you about another set of questions, just briefly, that you had this morning. Senator Leahy asked you about the Foreign Emoluments clause, which is in Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 8. He asked you whether it was best characterized as an anti-corruption clause —you might remember that— in terms of foreign influence and foreign interference, and then he referenced the president and various allegations about foreign influence.”
Hawley continued to Barrett, “Since he asked you about it, and since