As Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Friday that he has appointed U.S. attorney David Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe, the House Oversight Committee pushed back, calling it a “coverup.”
“On Tuesday of this week, Mr. Weiss advised me that in his judgment, his investigation had reached a stage at which he should continue his work as a special counsel, and he asked to be so appointed,” said Garland.
“Upon considering his request, as well as the extraordinary circumstances relating to this matter, I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint him as special counsel,” the attorney general stated at a press conference in D.C.
Weiss was nominated by President Trump to investigate the criminal allegations against Hunter Biden, however, since his nomination, many have accused the attorney of attempting to cover up the Biden family’s allegations.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., called out Weiss’ appointment as special counsel, calling it a move by the attorney general to “attempt a Biden family coverup” in light of the mounting evidence being obtained by the House Oversight Committee.
“This move by the Attorney General Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of the House Oversight Committee’s mounting evidence of President Joe Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals,” Comer said in a statement.
This move by AG Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of @GOPoversight’s mounting evidence of President Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals. pic.twitter.com/ZXMB1ngFX1
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) August 11, 2023
Weiss has also been accused of showing favor to Hunter Biden after announcing a probation-only plea-deal agreement in July for the president’s son, which was later rejected by a federal judge.
An Internal Revenue Service whistleblower agent later accused the attorney of throttling the probe, sending a letter to Senator Lindsay Graham.