(RightIsRight.co) – In an attempt to conceal his partisan bias, Special Counsel David Weiss told the House Judiciary Committee that he was allegedly free from any external hindrances in his extensive inquiry into Hunter Biden, claiming that “political considerations played no part” in his decisions.
Weiss volunteered for a detailed interview to address what he perceived as “misunderstandings about the scope” of his prosecutorial discretion. Post-testimony, he stated, “I have done so out of respect for the committee’s oversight responsibilities and to respond to questions raised about the scope of my authority,” marking a first for a Special Counsel before submitting a report.
Amidst an ongoing probe, Weiss admitted to constraints in discussing details. Despite saying he was not “prevented from pursuing charges,” he acknowledged his role as the key decision-maker was bound by legal statutes, prosecution principles, and Department of Justice (DOJ) guidelines.
Claiming autonomy, Weiss highlighted that his decisions were untouched by others at the DOJ. Rebutting whistleblower claims, he stated that his request for special counsel status in August 2023 was swiftly approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland, who assigned him to oversee the Biden investigation and related matters.
Since 2018, Weiss has led the probe into Biden, insisting that “the career prosecutors on my team and I have made decisions based on the facts and the law.”
The committee, steered by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, received Weiss’s account following testimonies from DOJ officials on the Hunter Biden case. Jordan emphasized inconsistencies within the DOJ concerning Weiss’s authority, noting Weiss had sought special counsel status earlier than acknowledged.
IRS whistleblowers have suggested political influence in the probe, affecting decisions on search warrants and interview questions. They also intimated Weiss lacked the “ultimate authority” for charging Hunter Biden, a claim confirmed by DOJ officials in interviews with the committee.
Stuart Goldberg from the DOJ Tax Division confirmed Weiss’s need for departmental approval for prosecution steps. Meanwhile, Martin Estrada, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, declined to join Weiss in filing charges against Hunter Biden, offering only “administrative support.”
Weiss’s first act as special counsel led to charges against Biden concerning a false statement in a firearm purchase and possession of a firearm by a substance abuser, to which Biden has pled not guilty.