Garland denies interference with Hunter probe

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday denied whistleblower allegations that the Justice Department, FBI and IRS interfered with U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ investigation of Hunter Biden.

“As I said at the outset, Mr. Weiss, who was appointed by President Trump as the U.S. attorney in Delaware and assigned this matter during the previous administration, would be permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to. Mr. Weiss has since sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee confirming that he had that authority,” Garland told reporters at a news conference.

“I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him from bringing a prosecution, given that he has this authority,” Garland said.

“He was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own behalf,” the attorney general added.

The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday released testimony from two IRS whistleblowers who alleged officials at the Justice Department, FBI and IRS interfered with the investigation of Weiss’ tax evasion case against Hunter Biden. The whistleblowers accused investigators of “trying to limit” questioning related to President Biden as part of the investigation into his son, Hunter Biden, and said decisions in the case seemed to be “influenced by politics.”



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