Hunter Biden Prosecutor Testifies Behind Closed Doors to House Republicans – U.S. Special Counsel David Weiss, who heads the investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is scheduled for a private meeting with the House Judiciary Committee led by Republicans on Tuesday. This meeting takes place as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
During this meeting, Weiss is anticipated to refute statements made by two whistleblowers from the Internal Revenue Service tax agency. These whistleblowers claim that Weiss informed officials during a meeting that he lacked the ultimate authority to make decisions regarding filing charges as part of his investigation.
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“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,” a spokesperson for Weiss said ahead of his appearance.
The White House has refuted any wrongdoing, while Democrats argue that the impeachment inquiry is driven by political motivations. According to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, congressional investigators will concentrate on discrepancies in Weiss’ statements to lawmakers. There’ll be some other things we’ll try to get to,” he said.
Jordan also said they plan to make transcripts from Tuesday’s interview public. In accordance with Justice Department policy, the spokesperson explained that Weiss will refrain from discussing specific details of his investigation. Similar to all special counsels, Weiss will prepare a report once his investigation concludes. However, the exact timeline for its completion remains uncertain.
As part of the lawmakers’ probe, at least 10 current and former officials from the FBI, IRS, and Justice Department have provided closed-door testimony. Weiss has been leading an investigation into Hunter Biden since 2019. Initially nominated during the tenure of Republican President Donald Trump, he was permitted to continue in his role under the Biden administration.
Weiss has brought charges against 53-year-old Hunter Biden related to firearm possession while using illicit substances. The president’s son has acknowledged struggling with addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine. These charges emerged after a plea deal concerning misdemeanor criminal tax and gun charges fell through.
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Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2024 election against Biden, has expressed support for the impeachment inquiry. Notably, he holds the distinction of being the first U.S. president to face impeachment twice, with both instances resulting in acquittal by the Senate.
Trump currently faces four criminal indictments related to charges stemming from his business activities, mishandling of classified documents, and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The likelihood of the full House of Representatives, which is under a slim 221-212 Republican majority, backing an impeachment of Biden remains uncertain. Republicans have initiated an impeachment inquiry into Biden, focusing on his son’s business dealings.