Thursday, May 30, 2024

Delaware Prosecutor Breaks Silence on Alleged Biden Interference in Hunter Probe

'The Department of Justice did not retaliate...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware, has responded to allegations of interference by the Biden administration in the criminal probe into Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.

In a June 30 letter addressed to House Oversight Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Weiss denied claims that the Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) retaliated against IRS whistleblowers who brought forward allegations of interference.

Weiss claimed, “The Department of Justice did not retaliate against ‘an Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent and whistleblower, as well as his entire investigative team… for making protected disclosures to Congress.'”

Citing the ongoing criminal probe, Weiss emphasized that he was unable to provide the House Oversight with the requested materials.

“The whistleblowers’ allegations relate to a criminal investigation that is now being prosecuted in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware,” Weiss claimed. “At this juncture, I am required to protect confidential law enforcement information and deliberative communications related to the case.”

Weiss also explained his authority as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, alleging that it allows him to prosecute charges in the case. However, he also acknowledged the geographical limitation of his prosecutorial power, stating, “[M]y charging authority is geographically limited to my home district.”

However, Weiss indicated that he would be granted special attorney status if wanted. “If venue for a case lies elsewhere, common Departmental practice is to contact the United States Attorney’s Office for the district in question and determine whether it wants to partner on the case. If not, I may request Special Attorney status from the Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 515,” Weiss stated. 

The assertions made by Weiss, however, are contradicted by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, as reported by the New York Post.

Shapley testified under oath to the House Ways and Means Committee, alleging that Weiss’s attempts in 2022 to file more severe charges against Hunter in California and Washington, D.C. were rejected by Biden-appointed prosecutors in those jurisdictions.

The damning allegations have reportedly had an impact on Biden, with White House advisers stating that he has made it clear he will not abandon his son, who is currently embroiled in various scandals.

According to NBC News and reported by Headline USA, Biden has been “consumed” by damning allegations that plague his presidency and is scolding advisors who advised him to limit the embattled Hunter Biden.

“It’s consumed him,” a Biden adviser revealed to NBC News, referring to the backlash. Insiders at the Biden administration claimed that Biden’s panic has been clear, and the strategy has been described as “Hands off my family,” the source told NBC.

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