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Fox News anchor suggests that rumors of Trump’s arrest seem to be timed to distract from Biden scandal

By Francis Walshe
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March 20, 2023

Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo suggested former President Donald Trump's rumored upcoming arrest could be timed to deflect attention from the Biden family on her "Sunday Morning Futures" program on March 19.

The presenter stated it was "disturbing" to think that the authorities might have been planning to arrest Trump to distract from the recent revelation from the House Oversight Committee that new evidence has emerged suggesting President Joe Biden's immediate relatives may have received over $1 million from a Chinese company.

What Did Bartiromo Say?

Bartiromo spoke to former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and Rep. James Comer (KY-01), who is the chair of the House Oversight Committee, during the show.

The host asked Ratcliffe whether he believed that it was "a coincidence that as soon as James Comer comes out exposing those bank records that suddenly Trump is going to be indicted?"

Ratcliffe responded that he didn't "really believe much in coincidence."

He continued by saying that Rep. Comer's probe was providing "a way for the American people to really find out what's happening" and expressed his hope that it would continue.

What's Going on in the Biden Family?

The House Oversight Committee's report found that in March 2017, just weeks after Joe Biden left the vice presidency, a Chinese company called State Energy HK Limited wired $3 million to a company owned by Rob Walker, an associate of the Biden family.

Walker's organization transferred $1.065 million to the company of another Biden contact called James Gilliar the following day. Over the following three months, members of the Biden family received a total of around $1.065 million in smaller payments.

The family members allegedly involved are the president's son Hunter Biden, his brother James Biden, his daughter-in-law Hallie Biden, and another unidentified individual with the Biden surname.

During his "Sunday Morning Futures" appearance, Comer said he found the timing of Trump's rumored arrest "very odd."

The Kentucky lawmaker went on to allege that the president "hasn't been truthful with respect to his family receiving payments directly from the Chinese Communist Party."

On Friday, President Biden denied that the investigation's findings were accurate, reported the Daily Mail.

When reporters asked him about the Republican report on his affairs as he left the White House, he reportedly said simply "that's not true."

Will Trump Be Indicted?

A Politico report revealed that officials from various law enforcement agencies met in lower Manhattan on Monday to plan Trump's arrest and indictment.

Groups involved reportedly included the Secret Service, the New York Police Department, officials with the office of Manhattan District Attorney Melvin Bragg, and officers of the court.

Reports suggest that a grand jury was preparing to indict the former president late on Monday.

Neither the Secret Service nor the district attorney's office responded to Politico's request for comment.