(FixThisNation.com) – Former President Trump in a recent post on Truth Social questioned the decision of the Department of Justice’s Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware as special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe. Garland stated in the announcement that this decision was led by Weiss’ advice in regard to this case.
In his post, Trump stated that Weiss had been selected by two Democrat Senators “under ‘Blue Slip’” and that he would have never been his choice. Weiss was nominated by Trump in 2018 and voted in by a unanimous Senate in 2018.
The “blue slip” refers to a process followed by senators to show whether they support or oppose judicial nominees from their state. Weiss’ nomination was supported by the two Democratic senators in Delaware, despite this, his appointment was considered controversial.
Weiss first launched a probe into Hunter Biden in 2018, and after President Biden won the White House in 2021, he was allowed to continue with his investigation. The recent plea agreement Weiss announced in connection to the tax evasion charges faced by Hunter Biden was slammed by Republicans who claimed it was a “sweetheart deal.” The deal was also rejected by the judge presiding over the case.
In reference to this Trump argued that following a four-year investigation, Weiss had offered a “sweetheart deal” but that the judge in Delaware had been quickly able to see through that.
In his post on Friday, Trump suggested that instead of Weiss they should use Jack Smith, who is the special counsel appointed to handle Trump’s cases.
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