Calls for Hunter Biden special counsel to be removed over connections with Beau Biden

 August 22, 2023

An IRS whistleblower is calling for Hunter Biden's special counsel David Weiss to be removed or step down over his past connection with his late brother Beau Biden.

Mark Lytle, lawyer for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, shared the concerns with "The Story."

The concern

"My overall reaction with all of this information that's come out… [is] that David Weiss has to go," Lytle said.

"He cannot be special counsel in this case – every day there are new revelations about Mr. Weiss and the way he's handled this case," he added.

Another sweetheart deal?

Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) also expressed his concerns about Weiss as the special counsel.

"I have strongly opposed the creation of a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden," he told Trey Gowdy.

"I had zero confidence that AG Garland would appoint anyone credible. His selection of David Weiss is unbelievable. Weiss just tried to push Hunter a sweetheart plea deal," he added.

Closely connected

"The Washington Post reported that between 2007 and 2010 when Weiss was acting U.S. attorney for Delaware, he worked 'hand-in-glove' with the elder Biden brother, and he likely ran into Joe Biden at the time, as well," Breitbart News reported.

"As detailed by the Post, in 2007, U.S. Attorney for Delaware Colm Connolly hired Weiss as first assistant U.S. attorney. When Connolly stepped down following Obama and Biden’s election, Weiss became the acting U.S. attorney for the next two years, until the Obama administration appointed someone to the position," it continued.

The conflict of interest appears strong in the case that has led to strong pushback from GOP leaders who want Weiss removed.

The issue is one of many concerns related to the Hunter Biden investigation that reveals the difficulty in a fair look at the first son's real role in his father's business and political dealings.

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