Jeff Rosen, the successor of Attorney General Bill Barr, who
steps down on December 23, has refused to confirm whether he will appoint a
special counsel to investigate the tax-affairs of Hunter Biden, the younger son
of President-elect Joe Biden, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Rosen, who worked as Barr’s deputy in the Donald
Trump-administration, also refused to say whether he will launch an inquiry
into Trump’s claims of election fraud.

In an interview he gave to Reuters at the Justice
Department, Rosen said he would continue “to do things on the merits and to do
things on the basis of the law and the facts.”

 During his expected
few weeks in the top job, Rosen said “I think of it a little bit like a
developer with a punch list. We’re going to try to finish the work we’re here
to do.”

“Let’s continue on the course we’ve had,” he added.

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Trump administration ends on January 20, making way for the
incoming administration helmed by Biden, who rose to presidency in an election
marred with accusations of voter fraud and consequent lawsuits, several of
them, filed by Trump and his allies to overturn the election result.

In talking to Reuters, Rosen also declined to comment on
what he thought of Barr’s saying “we have not seen fraud on a scale that could
have effected a different outcome in the election.”