DOJ’s Move – Hunter Biden Case Gets Special Counsel

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( – On Friday, U.S. Attorney David Weiss was appointed as the special counsel in the Department of Justice investigation into Hunter Biden. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment during a press conference in Washington, D.C.

As he noted, the decision to appoint a special counsel aligns with the regulations and practices followed by the Justice Department in such cases. He added that Congress members have also been notified about this development.

Weiss was already the federal prosecutor who had handled the investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the Delaware case, which ultimately led to Biden being charged. The decision to appoint him as special counsel is also an indication that the Department of Justice probe is ongoing despite the claims made by Hunter Biden’s legal team that it is over.

Garland noted that Weiss had been the one to request that he continue his investigation as a special counsel because of the stage that the investigation had reached. He added that, upon considering the circumstances and the request, he decided that it was in the public interest to have him appointed as special counsel.

A senior official from the Department of Justice noted that Garland had not notified the White House prior to his decision.

Last month, Weiss announced a plea agreement reached with Hunter Biden over his tax evasion charges. However, the agreement was rejected by U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika, who appeared concerned over certain provisions in the agreement.

Republicans also blasted the deal, characterizing it as a “sweetheart deal.”

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