AG Garland says US attorney on Hunter Biden case can bring charges outside of Delaware

 March 6, 2023

David Weiss serves as United States Attorney in Delaware, and over the past four years he has been conducting an investigation into possible wrongdoing by Hunter Biden.

In what could be cause for concern at the White House, Attorney General Merrick Garland recently confirmed that Weiss' ability to bring charges isn't confined to crimes committed in Delaware. 

"He will have full authority to do that"

According to the Washington Examiner, Garland made that admission last Wednesday during an exchange with Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley.

"If it's in another district, he would have to bring the case in another district," the Examiner quoted Garland as telling Grassley.

"But as I said, I promise to ensure that he's able to carry out his investigation and that he'd be able to run it. And if he needs to bring it in another jurisdiction, he will have full authority to do that," Garland continued.

"The U.S. attorney has been advised that he has full authority to make kind of those referrals you’re talking about or to bring cases in other jurisdictions if he feels it is necessary, and I will assure that if he does, then he will be able to do that," Garland stressed.

"Isn't insulated from political interference"

However, Grassley expressed skepticism over whether or not the U.S. attorney for Delaware really has complete freedom to act.

Specifically, he noted the Weiss, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, would have to ask Biden appointees to pursue charges in jurisdictions such as California or Washington, D.C.

"If Weiss, the U.S. attorney there in Delaware, must seek permission from a Biden-appointed U.S. attorney to bring charges, then the Hunter Biden criminal investigation isn't insulated from political interference as you have publicly proclaimed," Grassley insisted.

Meanwhile, Weiss came under criticism last week from House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who said that there is "something fishy" about the probe into Hunter Biden's affairs.

Not been "a peep" out of Weiss

"There's no better example of a two-tiered system of justice in America than what we see happening with Hunter Biden," Comer told Fox News host Laura Ingraham this past Friday.

"He has probably more bank violations than any American that I've ever seen. And I come from a pretty decent banking background," the Kentucky Republican declared.

"We haven't even heard a peep from this Delaware U.S. attorney. It's very odd. Everyone in America is keeping up with this case," Comer stated.

"Yet Merrick Garland continues to act like, well, he doesn't know anything about it. He's staying out of it. I don't think anybody believes that now," the congressman said.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
© 2015 - 2024 Conservative Institute. All Rights Reserved.