Hunter Biden prosecutor David Weiss insists he has ‘full authority’ over the


Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss will maintain he has ‘full authority’ over the Hunter Biden investigation as he is set to answer questions from Republicans who are calling into question his impartiality during the probe into the president’s son.

Weiss – the lead investigator into Hunter Biden’s gun and tax crimes – will be questioned behind closed doors Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET as House Judiciary Committee Republicans probe allegations of politicization during his investigation into the president’s son.

‘Mr. Weiss is prepared to take this unprecedented step of testifying before the conclusion of his investigation to make clear that he’s had and continues to have full authority over his investigation and to bring charges in any jurisdiction,’ special counsel spokesperson Wyn Hornbuckle said in a statement to DailyMail.com Monday.

At the conclusion of the investigation into Hunter, Weiss will also prepare a report which Attorney General Merrick Garland is ‘committed to making public.’ 

Weiss was appointed special counsel by Garland in August after IRS whistleblowers alleged that he said he was not the ‘deciding’ person on whether to bring charges against Hunter. 

The special counsel is expected to push back strongly on the whistleblowers’ testimony during intense questioning over the department’s impartiality in the case.

U.S. Attorney Weiss will be available to testify on September 27, September 28, October 18 and October 19

U.S. Attorney Weiss will be available to testify on September 27, September 28, October 18 and October 19

The House Judiciary Committee is run by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio

The House Judiciary Committee is run by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio

His testimony comes just days after the House Judiciary Committee called in U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada for the Central District of California and Stuart Goldberg of the Tax Division. 

Estrada confirmed he declined to prosecute Hunter Biden for tax crimes, bizarrely claiming he was ‘resource-strapped’ and didn’t have enough lawyers to handle the case. 

Weiss charged Hunter in September with three felony counts related to lying on a federal gun application form while under the influence of drugs. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

The president’s son pleaded not guilty at his initial court hearing. The not guilty plea comes after what Republicans called a ‘sweetheart’ plea deal – that would have seen Joe Biden‘s son avoid jail time – collapsed this summer.

Over the summer, two IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler testified under oath that Hunter Biden received ‘special’ treatment in the investigation into his financial dealings led by Weiss. 

They said that Hunter’s tax charges should have been a felony, but that political pressures led to the first son’s ‘sweetheart deal’ instead.

Republicans including Jordan have pointed out discrepancies between Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. Attorney Weiss’ public statements on the Hunter Biden case and who had ‘full authority’ to charge the president’s son. 

Ziegler and Shapley testified that Weiss asked U.S. Attorney for D.C. Matthew Graves to bring ‘felony and misdemeanor tax’ charges agains the president’s son. 

But after Graves refused, Weiss threw out the potential felony charges and struck a plea deal with the president’s son that did not include any jail time. Hunter is expected in court Wednesday for the plea deal to be made official.

‘I watched U.S. Attorney [David] Weiss tell a room full of senior FBI and IRS senior leaders on October 7, 2022, that he was not the deciding person on whether charges were filed,’ Shapley said, contradicting Weiss’ previous public statements.

‘If the Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss followed DOJ policy as he stated in his most recent letter, Hunter Biden should have been charged with a tax felony, and not only the tax misdemeanor charge,’ said Ziegler.

‘We need to treat each taxpayer the same under the law.’

Graves has denied allegations that he contributed to improper political interference during the federal investigation into Hunter Biden.

According to a transcript reviewed by DailyMail.com, Graves said he was ‘surprised’ by the allegation by the whistleblowers that his office blocked a request by Weiss to bring charges against Hunter.

The allegations were ‘not consistent with my recollection,’ Graves told congressional investigators on October 3.

Hunter Biden was in court for the plea deal to be made official

Hunter Biden was in court for the plea deal to be made official

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan will question Weiss behind closed doors in November

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan will question Weiss behind closed doors in November

Weiss also sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee attempting to clarify his role in the probe and insisted that he actually holds the ‘ultimate authority’ in the criminal gun and tax case against the president’s son.

He explained that as the U.S. attorney for Delaware, his charging authority is normally ‘geographically limited’ to that district – but said that Attorney General Merrick Garland had promised to grant him special attorney status to bring charges anywhere.

However, Garland said that Weiss was free ‘to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to.’

DOJ attempted to clear up the discrepancies in the letter to Jordan. 

‘While testimony at this early juncture must be appropriately limited to protect the ongoing matter and important confidentiality interests, the Department acknowledges your stated interest in addressing aspects of this matter in the near term, such as U.S. Attorney Weiss’s authority and jurisdiction to bring charges wherever he deems appropriate.’



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