‘We need transparency’: Rick Scott calls for special counsel to probe Hunter Biden matters
Rick Scott.

President-elect's son continues to be a lightning rod.

Following the lead of other Republicans, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott says there “absolutely” must be a special counsel in the case of Hunter Biden.

Biden, the son of President-elect Joe Biden, is the subject of scrutiny for foreign business entanglements that seem to have been family operations and what the Biden transition team calls “tax issues.”

President Donald Trump reportedly is eyeing a dedicated prosecutor to investigate alleged misdeeds.

The Senator, interviewed on the Fox News Channel, said Thursday that a special counsel appointment is necessary to “find out what happened” regarding the Bidens and various deals negotiated in recent years by Hunter.

“Absolutely. We’ve got to find out exactly what happened here,” Scott told host Dana Perino. “We need transparency.”

“We’ve got to understand, number one: What was Hunter Biden doing in the Ukraine? What was he doing in China? How was Joe Biden involved in these things?”

“Americans deserve the facts,” Scott added. “Whatever the facts are, the facts are. If there’s nothing wrong, then that’s great. But put the facts out there and people can make a decision about it.”

Ahead of his separation from Attorney General William Barr, the President said he was “disappointed” in the Attorney General for not pointing out an active federal investigation into Hunter Biden before the November election.

“Who isn’t disappointed,” Trump said. “Joe Biden lied on the debate stage. He said there’s ‘nothing happening, nothing happening.’ Bill Barr should have stepped up.”

The President’s frustration speaks to a disconnect between administration messaging and a much more urgent reelection narrative.

The Trump operation tried to make Hunter Biden a central part of its campaign. The President excoriated the Bidens at rallies for weeks, and surrogates such as former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz also went negative on the President-elect’s son while warming up crowds for the President.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Sonja Fitch

    December 17, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Hunter Biden blah blah blah blah blah!
    There absolutely shall be an investigation into Ivanka using her position to get China to keep on producing her products! Don jr is going to get caught with his drug of choice! Just lock him up! Eric is pitiful!


    December 17, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    LMAO! Transparency. Coming from the guy who supports the least transparent administration in the country’s history. Does Rick “I Take the Fifth” Scott even hear himself talking? Pathetic.

  • Tjb

    December 17, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Mr. Scott, we deserve the facts on your involvement with the 300,000,000 dollars Medicare Fraud case at ColumbiaHCA when you were the CEO and why did the Board at ColumbiaHCA fire you?

    To use your word Mr. Scott, “Absolutely. We’ve got to find out exactly what happened here” at ColumbiaHCA.

  • Amy Roberts

    December 17, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Don’t ya think Barr would have already put stuff out for the public on Hunter if he had anything other than BS. He’s cutting and running because the jig is up.

  • Ocean Joe

    December 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    TJB, per Mr. Henderson’s piece it’s $840,000,000, not simply $300,000,0000 but with affiliates of HCA it rises to $990,000,000 but the total is way over a billion. Maybe the senator could provide more exact figures. The senator walked away with a $300,000,000 golden parachute as his reward for stepping down.

    Hunter, take the Fifth just like Ricky. I say we investigate all presidential children who grift or take advantage of their relationship: Hunter, Jeb! (real estate co.); Neil (Silverado Savings and Loan), Ivanka (Chinese patents and more). While we are at it, let’s abolish the power of pardon or at least amend to provide a bi-partisan committee and some standards. It is among the most corrupt features of the executive and both parties abuse it.

  • Tom mims

    December 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Don’t need no special counsel to know Sick Rot stole hundreds of millions of our tax dollars and used the money to buy three elections.

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