President Joe Biden has released new orders to federal agencies in a bid to tackle ‘corruption’ at home and abroad.
As the Hill reports:
President Biden on Thursday ordered a broad review of anti-corruption efforts across the federal government with the goal of improving U.S. efforts to fight corruption and stop illicit finance globally.
The White House issued a national security study memorandum that declares fighting corruption is a “core United States national security interest” and makes clear the U.S. will lead efforts to combat corruption worldwide, including by increasing transparency around domestic and global financial systems.
Biden is ordering federal agencies including the departments of Treasury, Justice, State, Defense and Commerce to study current anti-corruption efforts and make recommendations about how to bolster the administration’s ability to counter corruption within 200 days.
In a statement Thursday, Biden described corrupt activities as a threat to democracy and U.S. national security.
Of course, nowhere in Biden’s statement did he mention the wide variety of corruption allegations against his son Hunter nor his connections to foreign-owned entities like Burisma.