(DailyVantage.com) – House Republicans are demanding documents relating to the investigation of Hunter Biden after Attorney General Merrick Garland, who leads the Department of Justice (DOJ), selected David Weiss to lead the ongoing probe. Weiss, who was prosecuting the president’s son for tax violations and illegal firearm possession, offered a “sweetheart plea deal,” which would have been lenient for Hunter Biden’s consequences.
However, the deal would later fall apart, but it was offered nonetheless. As such, Republican lawmakers believe that the move by Garland, who has become one of their frequent targets, removes impartiality from the investigation and removes pressure from the president, whom they allege was involved in his son’s overseas business dealings.
With their authority as heads of the committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Accountability, Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH), James Comer (R-KY), and Jason Smith (R-MO) detailed their concerns in a letter. Jordan questioned the commitment of the DOJ to impartiality. He noted that whistleblowers in Weiss’ previous investigation identified deviations from standard procedure. These included prohibiting investigators from asking about the potential involvement of then-Vice President Joe Biden in business dealings and a variety of other issues that make them concerned with Garland’s selection for the DOJ probe.
The White House and House Democrats claim House Republicans have no evidence linking Hunter Biden’s business dealings to President Joe Biden. Despite this, Republican lawmakers have asserted that as Vice President, Joe Biden applied pressure, with the potential of removing aid, to fire the Ukrainian prosecution that was investigating Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where his son was working at the time.
With Biden’s re-election campaign ahead, any potential corruption could have a significant impact if discovered to be true. Garland now has less than two weeks to respond to the document request from the House chairs. The pressure from House Republicans will continue to increase as the drama in the investigation unfolds ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
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