Hunter Biden Investigation on House GOP : After a plea deal with Hunter Biden, House Republican Party chairs Jim Jordan, James Comer, and Jason Smith wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland for more information on his investigation. After a judge rejected Biden’s plea deal, three committee chairmen are questioning the appointment of U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel.
Questions about Weiss’s appointment as special counsel are raised due to his past investigation leadership. It discusses Garland and Weiss’s previous statements on Weiss’s independent probe abilities without political pressure. The Justice Department received the letter but hasn’t disclosed its contents.
Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, has faced GOP criticism for his business deals in Ukraine and China. The investigation is crucial as House Republicans are considering an impeachment inquiry against President Biden due to concerns about his son’s financial activities. The White House says there is no proof of the President benefiting from the son’s business deals.
The White House dismissed the potential impeachment investigation as a “baseless exercise” and a “partisan stunt.” They urged House Republicans to collaborate with the President on key issues such as job creation, healthcare improvement, education enhancement, and cost reduction.
After a five-year investigation, Hunter Biden and Weiss reached a deal on tax and gun issues. The deal prevented jail time. Biden pleaded guilty to two petty tax charges for not paying taxes in 2017 and 2018. He agreed to participate in a pre-trial program to resolve a gun charge for allegedly providing false information on a federal form during a 2018 gun purchase.
U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned and ultimately rejected the plea deal due to disagreements about its terms. Weiss, appointed by former President Donald Trump, claimed he had unrestricted investigative authority.
The House chairmen want all papers on Weiss’s appointment as special counsel, including any other orders or directives. They’ve given us until September 11 for the documents.This new info adds to the ongoing tensions over Hunter Biden’s actions and investigations. It raises questions about law, politics, and responsibility in the U.S. government.