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( – On Monday, the Federalist reported that according to recently emerged emails, the U.S. attorney for Delaware, David Weiss, may not have had “ultimate authority” on the Hunter Biden probe and the charges related to it.

The Heritage Foundation obtained the emails after filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. In the emails, it is shown that Weiss, who was recently assigned as special counsel in the federal investigation into Hunter Biden, may have been coordinating with the Justice Department several times in responding to Republican lawmakers inquiries regarding the case.

The heavily redacted emails appear to contradict the letter Weiss had sent to Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in which he claimed to have “ultimate authority” over the charging decisions in Biden’s case. However, in the emails, Department of Justice officials appear to be willing to “take the lead” in drafting the responses sent rather than Weiss.

In one email in particular, Weiss requested from Shannon Hanson that the DOJ’s Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) lead assistance to respond to the letters sent to him from Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in May 2022. Ultimately, the OLA was the one to respond, stating that they would not be providing an answer to the questions being asked.

In a follow-up letter sent to Weiss, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, OLA once again took control of drafting the response.

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