House Republicans have a Question for Merrick Garland

( – House Republicans want to know why Attorney General Merrick Garland selected David Weiss to lead the ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) probe into Hunter Biden. Weiss was already prosecuting Hunter Biden for a similar case surrounding alleged tax violations and owning an illicit firearm. Despite this, as prosecutor, Weiss offered what Republicans have called a “sweetheart plea deal,” which would have been lenient for the crimes in question.

Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH), James Comer (R-KY), and Jason Smith (R-MO) detailed their concerns in a letter. As heads of the committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Accountability, they call the DOJ’s commitment to impartiality into question due to the lax approach the department appears to be taking in the investigation of Hunter Biden.

In addition to the plea deal, according to the letter, whistleblowers in the investigation identified deviations from standard procedure. These included the removal of Hunter Biden’s name from documents, giving him advance notice, prohibiting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators from asking about “the big guy,” and other aspects which Republicans believe show clear evidence of bias in Weiss and thus the DOJ.

The White House has asserted that House Republicans have no evidence linking Hunter Biden’s business dealings to President Joe Biden. However, the investigation into the potential corruption has led to lawmakers claiming that there was a connection between the two. Republicans have asserted that President Biden pressed for the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor to prevent criminal charges against Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where his son, Hunter Biden, was working at the time.

The House also got Devon Archer, a business associate of Hunter Biden, to testify before Congress. However, while Archer claims that then-Vice President Biden and his son were on phone calls together, Democrats and Republicans alike have spun the hearing to favor their narratives ahead of the politicized 2024 presidential election.

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