James Comer says Republicans on the Oversight Committee have “no confidence” in Special Counsel David Weiss and urges his panel to proceed investigating Hunter Biden.
The chairman of oversight mentioned Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of Weiss is “a joke,” saying it solely proves the politicization and arming of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
He informed Fox News that one of many causes a particular counsel is pointless is as a result of half of the lawmakers and America don’t belief him or the supply of the nomination.
Weiss was the prosecutor who let the statute of limitations on a case towards the Bidens expire and was behind the negotiation of a now-defunct plea cope with the president’s 53-year-old son.
“Well, this is a joke,” Comer informed Fox News host Trey Gowdy on Sunday night time. “All Merrick Garland did was confirm the point many Republicans have made — that the Justice Department was armed.”
Oversight chairman James Comer mentioned on Sunday night that the appointment of particular counsel David Weiss within the case of fighter Biden is a “joke.” He informed Fox News’ Trey Gowdy, “I have no confidence that (Attorney General) Merrick Garland would credibly appoint anyone. I never dreamed he would do as badly as Weiss’
“I’ve been very vocal and said we didn’t need special counsel,” Comer added. “I don’t trust Merrick Garland to name anyone credibly. I never thought he’d do as badly as Weiss did.’
Representative Comer (R-Ky.) insists the panel also focuses on President Biden and his involvement in his son’s shady foreign affairs dealings.
“We have committed many crimes by the president’s son, but we are concerned, as you know, about the president of the United States. We only heard testimony two weeks ago that he was a central figure in this,” he mentioned, referring to behind-closed-door testimony with Hunter’s once-old enterprise companion Devon Archer.
Weiss was appointed as particular counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday — a transfer that provides him extra day-to-day oversight independence than earlier than, and is meant to dispel any suggestion that Weiss was supported by the White House.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) agrees with Comer that Weiss engaged in “prosecution misconduct” by intentionally dropping potential expenses towards Hunter.
Weiss is a Trump-appointed U.S. legal professional for Delaware who has spent the previous 5 years investigating Hunter Biden.
Still, Turner informed CBS News Sunday morning that he had no confidence in Weiss’s dedication to the trigger.
“The concern here with Weiss as special counsel is that he was the one who allowed the legal restrictions to expire on some very critical felonies that could have been brought against Hunter Biden,” Turner mentioned.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday appointed David Weiss (pictured) because the particular counsel investigating Hunter Biden’s shady international enterprise offers. Republicans instantly denounced the appointment as extra proof that the Justice Department is “armed.”
Meanwhile, Comer informed Fox one thing to the identical tune later that night time.
“Not only did Weiss drag along for five years trying to negotiate an amicable plea with the president’s son, he let the statute of limitations expire,” Comer complained.
“That was one of the biggest complaints from the IRS whistleblowers when they testified before the oversight committee was their frustration knowing they were fast approaching to prosecute the president’s son for obvious crimes of tax evasion and violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Act,” he added.
“But Weiss let the statute of limitations expire on purpose.”