Trump tells Republican allies he will go on the attack by calling out ‘hypocrisies’ in the Hunter criminal probe AND the Biden family ‘cover-up’ as he garners backing in Congress ahead of third indictment

Donald Trump plans to go on the offensive by working with his top Republican Hill allies to call out “hypocrisy” in the Hunter Biden criminal investigation and the Biden family’s “cover up” as the former president bracing for a third charge and arrest.

A well-known source tells that GOP conference chair Elise Stefanik had a lengthy talk with Trump on Tuesday after the former president confirmed he is the subject of a criminal investigation into the U.S. Capitol riot and his attempt to overturn the 2020 election. to make.

Stefanik and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are spearheading the House GOP’s offensive efforts, accusing the prosecutors behind Trump’s multiple indictments of being politically motivated because they want to see his 2024 presidential re-election tank.

In a post on his Truth Social account, Trump said he would “almost certainly” be arrested and charged after receiving a “target letter” from Special Counsel Jack Smith on Sunday. In addition to Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 riot, Smith is examining classified documents found at his home in Mar-a-Lago.

Smith last month sued Trump on 37 counts of criminal charges, including obstruction of justice for his handling of the classified material, to which he pleaded not guilty. Trump has also been indicted by New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg for falsifying business records, which he has also denied.

The former president confirmed that he learned on Sunday that he is the subject of a criminal investigation into the Capitol uprising and his attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

Trump said on Tuesday he was given a chance to speak to the grand jury, which meets at the federal courthouse in Washington DC, but is expected to decline.

In the Truth Social post, Trump claimed that Smith’s investigation constitutes “election interference” and accused President Joe Biden of “going after his “number one political opponent.”

The strategy for House Republicans to go on the offensive and support Trump amid the impeachment is twofold, a source tells

First, GOP leaders plan to point out the “hypocrisy” with how the investigation into the president’s son, Hunter Biden, was handled versus the Trump investigation.

According to the Republicans, Hunter got a “sweetheart” deal from Delaware U.S. attorney David Weiss. The president’s son reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time by pleading guilty to tax crimes and waiving a firearms charge.

In addition, they will continue to point out the multiple whistleblowers who have raised the alarm about the progress of the Hunter investigation.

Two IRS whistleblowers — one anonymous, the other named Gary Shapley — have alleged that the president’s son has been treated favorably by investigators, including a pattern by DOJ and IRS leadership of “sluggish investigative steps” and delays in enforcement action.

An FBI whistleblower who worked with Shapley on the case also confirmed that Hunter Biden received preferential treatment according to information he revealed during closed-door testimony, Republicans said Monday.

The second focus of the Republicans’ Trump defense will, according to the source, be to draw attention to the “suspicious” timing of the indictments, which have come around major announcements by Republicans revealing shady business dealings of the Biden family.

Smith’s first indictment against Trump at 37 counts came immediately after GOP Senator Chuck Grassley and House Oversight Chairman James Comer revealed that Joe and his son Hunter allegedly took more than $10 million in bribes from a Ukrainian citizen, who has phone recordings showing the exchange is described.

Now, the source told that Smith’s move to “gleefully” indict Trump for January 6-related crimes coincides to divert attention from a major House Oversight hearing Wednesday in which the whistleblowers of the IRS were presented saying the Hunter Biden tax investigation was inappropriately politicized.

Top Republicans, including Stefanik and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, have already begun to criticize Smith over the timing of a potential third indictment against Trump.

Scalise said it’s obscure that the news came out a day before the House Oversight Committee heard the testimony of the two IRS whistleblowers.

House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and Majority Leader Steve Scalise

House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and Majority Leader Steve Scalise

“This is not equal justice.  They treat people differently and go after their opponents,

“This is not equal justice. They treat people differently and go after their opponents,” Speaker McCarthy added

“It’s no coincidence — the same week IRS whistleblowers testify about illegal corruption protecting the Biden crime family, Biden’s DOJ targets President Trump with yet another corrupt witch hunt,” Stefanik tweeted.

McCarthy, who also allegedly had a phone call with Trump on Tuesday, said the entire case against the former president was politically motivated.

Recently, President Trump rose in the polls and even surpassed President Biden for re-election. So what are they doing now? Arm the government to go after their No. 1 opponent,” he told reporters.

“This is not equal justice. They treat people differently and go after their opponents,” McCarthy added.