Trump campaign slams appointment of Hunter Biden special counsel

Trump's campaign does not appear to be the only conservative entity skeptical of Weiss's appointment.

Published: August 11, 2023 4:40pm

A campaign spokesperson for former President Donald Trump has slammed Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of David Weiss to serve as special counsel on the Hunter Biden case, suggesting the Delaware U.S. Attorney was unlikely to hold the first son or the Biden family accountable for their alleged wrongdoings.

Prior to his appointment, Weiss led the investigation into Hunter Biden that faced accusations from IRS whistleblowers of political interference. Included in their claims was an allegation that Weiss had previously sought special counsel status to pursue charges in the case, but had been rejected.

"Crooked Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the entire Biden Crime Family have been protected by the Justice Department for decades even though there is overwhelming evidence and credible testimony detailing their wrongdoing of lying to the American people and selling out the country to foreign enemies for the Biden Cartel’s own financial gain," the statement from an unnamed spokesperson read.

"If this special counsel is truly independent - even though he failed to bring proper charges after a four year investigation and he appears to be trying to move the case to a more Democrat-friendly venue he will quickly conclude that Joe Biden, his troubled son Hunter, and their enablers, including the media, which colluded with the 51 intelligence officials who knowingly misled the public about Hunter’s laptop, should face the required consequences," it continued.

Trump's campaign does not appear to be the only conservative entity skeptical of Weiss's appointment. Key House Republicans such as Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan and Oversight Chairman James Comer have suggested the appointment is an attempt to "whitewash" the investigation and "stonewall" Republican efforts to look into the first family.

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

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