The U.S. attorney in charge of the Hunter Biden investigation has spoken out following explosive whistleblower allegations. It was claimed that the probe was “influenced by politics” and that the attorney was “hamstrung” in making prosecutorial decisions, while denying Congress access to requested records for oversight purposes. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan had previously requested materials related to these allegations. In response, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, David Weiss, stated that he is unable to provide the requested materials at this time.

The allegations in question are related to a criminal investigation currently being prosecuted in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Weiss, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, stated that he is required to protect confidential law enforcement information and deliberative communications regarding the case. As a result, he declined to provide specific information about the Hunter Biden investigation. Last month, the Justice Department revealed that Hunter Biden had entered into a plea agreement, likely resulting in him avoiding jail time. He is expected to appear in court on July 26.

Weiss refuted the allegations made by the whistleblowers, including Gary Shapley Jr., who led the IRS portion of the Hunter Biden investigation. Shapley testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, claiming that Weiss lacked charging authority and was consistently hindered by DOJ officials in making prosecutorial decisions. Shapley also alleged that Weiss had requested special counsel authority but was denied. Weiss denied these claims and reiterated that he had ultimate authority over the matter and the responsibility to decide when and whether charges should be filed.

Weiss explained that as the U.S. attorney for Delaware, his charging authority is limited to his home district. If a case falls outside of his jurisdiction, it is common practice to contact the relevant United States Attorney’s Office to determine whether they want to partner on the case. If not, Weiss may request special attorney status from the Attorney General. He emphasized that he has been assured that if necessary, he would be granted that authority in the District of Columbia, the Central District of California, or any other applicable district. Weiss confirmed that the investigation is still ongoing and expressed willingness to discuss the whistleblowers’ allegations with the committee, in accordance with the law and Department policy.

Jordan, along with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith, sent letters to the Justice Department, IRS, and Secret Service requesting transcribed interviews with Weiss and several other officials regarding allegations of politicization and misconduct throughout the investigation into Hunter Biden. The House Judiciary Committee, House Oversight Committee, and House Ways and Means Committee will each take the lead on investigating their respective agencies. The goal is to hold those involved accountable and restore equal enforcement of the law.

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