Hunter Biden DEBACLE Continues And GUESS Who’s Being GRILLED Now

In a fiery Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland reaffirmed his commitment to keeping the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings free from political influence. This comes as both federal and congressional investigations are underway, with Delaware U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss leading the probe.

While Garland has previously pledged not to interfere with Weiss’ investigation, some have questioned why he has not elevated Weiss to special counsel status to ensure his independence. During the hearing, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa pressed Garland on what would happen if Weiss needed to pursue the case against Biden outside of Delaware’s jurisdiction.

Garland acknowledged that Weiss would have to refer the case to another district in that scenario, but maintained that the decision on whether to make an outside referral is entirely up to Weiss. “If it’s in another district, he would have to bring the case in another district,” Garland said. “But as I said, I promise to ensure that he’s able to carry out his investigation and that he’d be able to run it. And if he needs to bring it in another jurisdiction, he will have full authority to do that.”

Grassley pushed back, pointing out that the possibility of a referral means that a Biden appointee could potentially pursue the case outside of Delaware, opening the door to political interference.

He also asked Garland if Weiss could more effectively bring charges against Hunter Biden if he were made a special counsel.Garland acknowledged that it’s a complicated question and that any decision to appoint Weiss as a special counsel would have to go through him first. “I would then have to, you know, authorize it and permit it to be brought in the jurisdiction — and that is exactly what I promised to do here,” he said.

In his closing question, Grassley asked Garland if he believed that “improper or unlawful” payments from a foreign government to “elected officials or other politically-exposed persons” would constitute a national security concern.

Garland responded that if an agent of a foreign government were paying someone to support that government in secret, it would definitely be a national security problem.

As the investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings continues, Garland’s pledge to keep politics out of it will be closely watched by passionate Republican voters.