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McCarthy floats Garland impeachment inquiry over alleged DOJ 'weaponization'

Recent testimony from two IRS agents on the Hunter Biden case suggested that senior DOJ officials had intervened in the case to stop the pursuit of the most serious charges against the first son and to prevent key developments in the case from occurring around the 2020 and 2022 election seasons.

Published: June 26, 2023 8:13pm

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday floated an impeachment inquiry into Attorney General Merrick Garland amid whistleblower allegations of political bias and retaliation within the DOJ and FBI.

Whistleblowers from the IRS and FBI have pointed to numerous instances in which DOJ or FBI officials allegedly interfered with politically sensitive investigations to the benefit of the Biden administration or the detriment of their conservative targets.

Recent testimony from two IRS agents on the Hunter Biden case suggested that senior DOJ officials had intervened in the case to stop the pursuit of the most serious charges against the first son and to prevent key developments in the case from occurring around the 2020 and 2022 election seasons.

"We need to get to the facts, and that includes reconciling these clear disparities. U.S. Attorney David Weiss must provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee," the speaker tweeted Sunday. "If the whistleblowers' allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into Merrick Garland's weaponization of DOJ."

Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware, was in charge of the case. The whistleblowers contended that he was unable to bring some of the most serious charges against the first son because the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. refused his request to do so. Moreover, he allegedly asked Garland to name him as special counsel so he could pursue the charges anyway, but Garland supposedly refused.

The claim undercuts testimony from the attorney general, who previously told Congress that Weiss enjoyed the full authority to pursue the Hunter Biden case.

Former President Donald Trump, for his part, declined on Monday to add his voice to the chorus clamoring for a Garland impeachment, saying he would leave the matter to Congress.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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