In the US, the Justice Department has poured gasoline into the framework of Hunter Biden, the president’s son Joe Biden investigated on two lesser charges of fiscal fraud for not paying the federal income tax for the years 2017 and 2018, and which he later regularized with more than one million dollars.
In the last few hours, the Attorney General, Merrick Garland, appointed David Weiss, the Delaware federal prosecutor who has led the investigation into Hunter Biden, as a special prosecutor. The designation makes him a prosecutor with more powers than a regular one to act on the case.
The move is controversial because it comes while a pending plea deal involving Hunter on those charges remains frozen. Now, Garland says he makes the decision after Weiss himself applied for the appointment. “On Tuesday of this week, Mr. Weiss informed me that, in his opinion, his investigation had reached a stage where he should continue his work as a special prosecutor, and he asked to be appointed as such.” Garland said. “After considering his request, as well as the extraordinary circumstances related to this matter, I have come to the conclusion that it is in the public interest to appoint him as a special prosecutor,” he told reporters.
Weiss will write a report, which the attorney general is expected to make public when the investigation is complete. This has been the standard practice of special prosecutors in recent years, such as Robert Mueller and John Durham.
The Republican opposition is foaming at the mouth with the decision. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has directly accused Biden of hinder your child’s investigation with the appointment. McCarthy expressed doubts about whether special counsel David Weiss could be trusted and said in a statement that lawmakers would continue their investigations into the president’s family. “This action by the Biden Justice Department cannot be used to obstruct congressional investigations or to cover up the corruption of the Biden family,” he explained in X. “If Weiss negotiated the favorable deal that could not be approved, how can you trust him as special prosecutor? House Republicans will continue to seek the facts for the American people,” he said.
For his part, the representative russell dyeSpokesperson for the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim JordanHe also questioned whether Weiss could be trusted, saying the special counsel appointment “is simply a new way to cover up the corruption of the Biden family.” Weiss has already approved a plea deal so unfair and unfavorable that a federal judge rejected it. We will continue to search for facts revealed by courageous whistleblowers, as well as Weiss’s inconsistent statements before Congress,” Dye continued.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, also reacted along these lines, for whom the measure is also “part of the Justice Department’s efforts to try to cover up the Biden family.” “Let’s be clear as to what today’s movement really means,” he said in a statement. “Biden’s Justice Department is trying to hinder congressional oversight, while we have presented evidence to the American people about the corruption of the Biden family,” he explains.
Both Comer and Jordan have led the push to investigate President Biden’s family businesses and have been harsh critics of how the Justice Department handled its investigation into Hunter Biden. But the truth is that it is not clear if this investigation in the Lower House is going to be of any use, much less when it reaches the Senate, where the president today has a slim majority.
Meanwhile, Biden continues his presidential agenda as normal, while a slight rise in inflation last July seems to be the only headache for his electoral campaign, in a country where nothing is more important than the economy.