DOJ Appoints David Weiss As Special Counsel

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( – On Friday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) joked that in the future he could possibly be the attorney general and that he would then bring charges against Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son.

In an interview with Newsmax, Gaetz said that he does not agree with the idea that the House just has to send criminal referrals, especially as he is certain that Attorney General Merrick Garland is not going to prosecute the referrals they sent. He then pointed out that for many of the crimes that they are examining, there is a five-year statute of limitations. He added that they could send the criminal referrals now and it might end up being the case that a future attorney general is going to be the one to enforce them.

On Friday, Garland appointed David Weiss as the special counsel in Hunter Biden’s probe. This has led to a lot of criticisms from Republicans who have pointed out that following the recent “sweetheart” plea deal between Garland and Hunter Biden they did not charge Weiss to bring forward more charges against Biden.

The plea agreement that Weiss had led, did not go through as a Delaware judge questioned how it might affect immunity. Weiss has been leading the investigation into Biden since 2018, and it is widely expected that he will bring forward more charges in this case.

The House has also launched a separate investigation looking into Hunter Biden’s foreign business practices in activities in China, as well as his tax records. Recent testimonies by IRS whistleblowers have also led to these cases escalating in severity. However, the Democrats have dubbed the probe a “witch hunt.”

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