Lindsey Graham seeks to boot special counsel Weiss from 'botched' Hunter Biden probe
Prior to his appointment as special counsel earlier this month, Weiss spearheaded the investigation of the now-first son for years in his capacity as U.S. Attorney for Delaware.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has called for the removal of special counsel David Weiss from the Hunter Biden case, asserting that someone who has not previously participated in the case–which has come under scrutiny for alleged political inference–must carry on the probe.
"An independent special counsel is needed in this case. It is abundantly clear Mr. Weiss needs to be removed from the investigation of Hunter Biden," Graham posted on X. "To say this has been botched is an understatement. I have been calling for a new set of eyes on this case for quite a while. A huge cloud hangs over the Weiss investigative team and it will only go away when a new independent special counsel is appointed."
Prior to his appointment as special counsel earlier this month, Weiss spearheaded the investigation of the now-first son for years in his capacity as U.S. Attorney for Delaware. Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of Weiss violated the DOJ's own regulations requiring that a special counsel be from outside the government, experts warned at the time.
Weiss's investigation saw a pair of IRS agents who had worked on the case come forward as whistleblowers to allege that Biden administration political appointees had blocked Weiss from pursuing charges outside of his jurisdiction and that Garland had previously declined to name Weiss as special counsel at his request.
After Weiss's elevation, attorneys representing the whistleblowers expressed a similar sentiment to Graham, contending that it was a mistake to appoint Weiss and suggesting that such a move validated their testimony.
"Yet today's appointment of a special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation confirms their testimony that such an appointment was necessary to overcome roadblocks accompanying charges against the President's son by Biden political appointees in D.C. and California," their attorneys stated. "Clearly, Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss did not actually have all the authority he needed before this appointment, contrary to his and Attorney General Garland's repeated claims to Congress."
"Weiss is the wrong choice to reassure the American people that the probe will now be independent and thorough," they continued.
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