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Hunter Biden Special Counsel Appointment Is a Blatant Act of Corruption

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023
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There’s simply no rational or legal explanation for Attorney General Merrick Garland naming David Weiss a special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation. Other than the most obvious one, of course.

Garland contends that he’s “confident” the Delaware federal prosecutor “will carry out his responsibility in an evenhanded and urgent manner and in accordance with the highest traditions of this department,” evidence strongly suggests something corrupt. But would anyone genuinely seeking an “evenhanded” inquiry hand the job to a prosecutor who’s already attempted to shower the target of the investigation with an extraordinarily favorable immunity deal? It defies credulity.

And not only was Weiss ready to bequeath Biden with a hall pass on the felony gun and tax charges but also blanket immunity on a slew of serious potential offenses, including failure to register as a foreign agent, evasion, bribery and corruption – and any other entanglements of the Biden family.

That reason alone should be disqualifying.

On more than one occasion during the plea agreement hearing, the incredulous judge, Maryellen Noreika, asked the government if they could provide a single precedent in which immunity was offered for “crimes in a different case.” They could not. One imagines that the prosecutor who signed off an unprecedented sweetheart deal rejected out of hand by a court isn’t in an ideal position to lead a case, much less uphold “the highest traditions” of justice.

Biden’s immunity deal, one Justice Department lawyer explained at the time, was “crafted to suit the facts and circumstances.” Indeed, those circumstances are “Joe” and “Biden.” Any investigation leads to the president answering awkward queries about his role in influence peddling to disreputable players in corrupt regimes. There is no Hunter Biden case without Joe.

Now, on top of this, we learn that the sweetheart plea deal was actually Weiss getting tough on Hunter Biden.

In emails obtained by The New York Times between the (alleged) prosecutors and the Hunter Biden camp, we learn that Weiss was “willing to forgo any prosecution of Mr. Biden at all, and his office came close to agreeing to end the investigation without requiring a guilty plea on any charges.”

It was only the congressional testimony of Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler that changed his mind. Only then did Weiss demand Hunter Biden plead guilty to two piddling misdemeanor counts. Now, whether Weiss changed course to mitigate the damage to the Bidens or himself, or both, it speaks to a decision-making process tainted by political considerations. Even in the best light, that should be disqualifying.

Then again, what kind of “evenhanded” investigation is led by a prosecutor who’s been credibly accused of dragging his feet on a case and then lying to Congress? Is there no one else in the entire United States better positioned to investigate Hunter Biden?

Clearly, not from Garland’s perspective. In the past, the attorney general claimed that Weiss was free to prosecute Hunter Biden in “any way in which he wanted to” and anywhere in the country. Weiss also told Congress that he had “never been denied the authority to bring charges in any jurisdiction.” If he chose to, he could have finished the job long ago. It’s been five years. The “special counsel” designation is meant to give him a veneer of independence.

Democrats like to point out that Weiss is a Donald Trump appointee and thus unlikely to participate in the Joe Biden protection racket (a rather stark projection on how they view political power). First off, so what? That fact doesn’t make him any more competent or any less susceptible to engage in actions that please those in power. Second, there is no way Weiss, who’s been around a long time, gets through any confirmation process without support from the Delaware power brokers – who are Democrats. Biden Democrats.

We don’t need to bore into his soul, however. We only need to look at his actions and his history. Now, the fact that Weiss worked closely with the late Beau Biden doesn’t mean he’s unethical, but it does mean he’s ill-suited to lead an independent inquiry into the Biden family. The fact that, according to the Washington Examiner, seven prosecutors working under Weiss during the Hunter Biden investigation were Democratic donors doesn’t make them corrupt. It makes Weiss a terrible choice to investigate the president’s family.

It’s worth remembering that the special counsel exists to allow government the ability to avoid conflicts of interest that occasionally hamper federal investigations. Weiss, though, is a walking conflict of interest. And the only plausible reason Garland gave him the job is so he would continue protecting the president.

David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of five books – the most recent, “Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent.” His work has appeared in National Review, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reason, New York Post and numerous other publications. Follow him on Twitter @davidharsanyi.

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PaulE
PaulE
7 months ago

The appointment of a DOJ employee as a Special Counsel is specifically prohibited by the legislation that Congress passed, and a President signed into law. Yet the AG did so none the less. Ramifications to date from the GOP side of Congress for this blatantly illegal act has been little to none. So, everyone just pretends everything is fine and the Democrats continue to give the American people the middle finger.

The choice of the same DOJ employee, who slow-walked the investigation into Hunter Biden until the statute of limitations expired on the most serious federal laws broken, and then OK’ed a sweetheart deal that almost gave Hunter Biden immunity from prosecution for everything up the present time gets selected as the Special Council. All so the clock can be reset to zero, the GOP led House investigation can be obstructed, and the investigation can once again be slow walked until after the election. After which the Special Counsel will declare “Nothing to see here. Move on. Move.” and things can return to normal inside the Washington beltway. Once again giving the American people the middle finger. Just like how “justice” works in every other authoritarian regime around the world.

Irv C
Irv C
7 months ago

Yet they bring FALSE charges to Donald Trump. This country under biden reminds me of Cuba to degrees.

Rik
Rik
7 months ago

It doesn’t just DEFY CREDIBILITY, it DEFIES COMMON SENSE! But then again, we all know that at least half the American People show that they DEFINITELY HAVE NO COMMON SENSE! After all, THEY PROVED IT by ELECTING JACKASS JOE BIDEN in the first place!

anna hubert
anna hubert
7 months ago

Special counsels ,special panels,special invesrigative bodies appointed left right and center to investigate something or the other ,money spent freely accoubtability to no one and in the end we have no conclusion or results and the charade goes on Only when it is in the lefts interest there are swift results and ” justice” is served

David Millikan
David Millikan
7 months ago

The WEAPONIZED DOJ by Dictator Beijing biden lets Hunter and Dictator Beijing biden commit Espionage and High Treason but go after a REAL U.S. PRESIDENT by FALSELY CHARGING PRESIDENT TRUMP because the FASCIST democrats ARE COWARDS AND CRIMINALS THEMSELVES.
AND THE FAKE NEWS PROTECTS THE FASCIST COWARDS AND CRIMINALS THEREFORE THE FAKE NEWS IS COMMITTING CRIMES ITSELF BY CONSTANTLY LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE WORLD.

tofbs
tofbs
7 months ago

NOT WHAT YOU KNOW ITS WHO YOU KNOW

John Bass
John Bass
7 months ago

And they say we don’t have a two tiered legal system. To that, I say boloney! It’s been on full display for the past two years. The American public needs to wake the ____up and quit excepting all the ____ and the downfall of this great country.
God save the USA.

Ladybug
Ladybug
7 months ago

The corrupt, liars and evil will always back the corrupt, liars and evil. What else would we expect from filth like Merrick Garland! It’s the way of the democrats!

John Tromans
John Tromans
7 months ago

It could be worse. Merrick garland I could be a Supreme Court Justice. What a sad legacy for him. Ends his career as a political hit man for the dnc

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
7 months ago

Democrats created everything they call “wrong with America” so why is it a surprise they also epitomize the two-tiered justice system? Democrats are excellent at creation but never for solving!

PFArizona
PFArizona
7 months ago

Totalitarianism: a political system in which those in power have complete control and do not allow people freedom to oppose them.
So under Biden, this is where we are now!
Vote out the totalitarian government and keep the House, take back the Senate and White House!

ed d byrum
ed d byrum
7 months ago

I’m 75 yrs old & have never seen a MORE CORRUPT & INCOMPENT administration as we have with The Biden Cartel. This President is pitiful, a liar, cannot be trusted, knows nothing about our economy and totally corrupt. I’m amazed at what America elects as a President !

Emily Yeatts
Emily Yeatts
7 months ago

In addition Weiss worked to get her with Beau Biden and I think Beau as Atty Gen issued gun license for Hunter

Jeri
Jeri
7 months ago

Why is so much time and energy being spent on a 50+ year old crack whore? Put him in rehab for the rest of his life…free the world from this worthless human being…it’s not like he is making any contributions to society.

Boo
Boo
7 months ago

Actually David Weiss was not appointed by DJT, but an Obumba holdover who was never purged

Patrick Switzer
Patrick Switzer
7 months ago

Garland needs to be impeached

Joanne4 justice
Joanne4 justice
7 months ago

Ag Merrivk Garland is clearly on Soros payroll I am so sick of all corruption in WH and Congress

Rita
Rita
7 months ago

Banana Republic—author Joey Biden and cronies, not to mention a heavy dose corruption and abuse of power????
USA USA USA ???????? Russia ???????? China etc etc. you know FAKE Government Puppet. Whoop whoop????????????????

Haven
Haven
7 months ago

Why does this unethical, corrupt, BS continue? The whole system seems to be rigged and corrupt to the core. All of them are corrupt. They try to make us believe there is a good side and bad side, but they are all bad and corrupt. It’s very disheartening. What can be done? It just seems to be spiraling faster and faster down into the abyss.

Allan E Brem
Allan E Brem
7 months ago

So much for the US being “a nation of laws”.

caseyp
caseyp
7 months ago

What is really shameful is that Republican members of congress seem to be doing nothing about David Weiss being appointed by corrupt, incompetent and biased Merrick Garland. Republican members of congress should have immediately protested and demanded someone different.

Arnold DeAnda
Arnold DeAnda
7 months ago

Meant to say the Biden is NOT representing us.

Arnold DeAnda
Arnold DeAnda
7 months ago

Demented Biden didn’t win the presidency therefore he is representing us the people. It was handed over to him by the powers to be to work on their behalf to create WWWIII and advance the NWO. There are no surprises on everything they been doing, they will wipe their but with the Constitution and the rule of laws. Pres Trump is not of the interest of the powers to be and will do anything to stop him from taking the WH.

Mara M Kragulj
Mara M Kragulj
7 months ago

It is simply the Time to Stop the Stall Tactic’s & place Hunter Biden into a Long Term 1 yr Commitment in a Rehab Facility, where He can truly begin Recovery & the Understanding of the Damage He did to His Family- The Country & Him-Self! He needs to sit down & talk about the error’s of His Way’s & the numerous Near Death experience’s He lived through, so that the Children of the World including His can get a better understanding of the Do’s & Don’t’s within a Modern World! Being seriously addicted & involved in the Distribution’s is a life of Captivity & Not the Life within the bound’s of Freedom itself! Addiction’s have turned everything into a nightmare v/s a Dream.

jerry1944
jerry1944
7 months ago

With that kind of deal they may as well went ahead and put the crooked FBI and whole DOJ on his side Guess the bitme crooked dont get mad when they still BUT ALL dems lost money while Pres Trump was trying to cut there stilling out THAT really pissed the dems off

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