Gregg Jarrett: Trump's request for info on Biden is a 'proper exercise of power'

Fox News | 10/5/2019 | Julia Musto
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Fox News Legal analyst Gregg Jarrett says this is not an abuse of power by the president, it is a proper exercise of power.

President Trump exhibited a "proper exercise of power" when he asked for information on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden from Ukraine's president, Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said Saturday.

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Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Griff Jenkins, Jarrett said the president "had every right to ask Ukraine to look into" whether Biden's son's work in Ukraine during his time in office represented a conflict of interest.

"If the president is aware of potential evidence in the hands of a foreign government that a U.S. official, Joe Biden, misused his office to confer a benefit on that nation in exchange for something of value -- protecting his son -- that's a corrupt act, if proven," Jarrett told Jenkins.

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"It is not just extortion and bribery, statutory crimes and Honest Services Fraud, it's a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," he said, adding, "There's a treaty that we have with Ukraine that requires them to provide this information."

"It is not an abuse of power to ask for information from a foreign government. Presidents to it all the time. Justice Department officials do it almost on a daily basis...It's a proper exercise of power," said Jarrett.

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Ukraine’s top prosecutor said Friday that his office is "conducting an audit" of cases that have been previously investigated and closed, including the probe involving the energy giant Burisma, where Hunter Biden had served on the board.

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