Calls mount for David Weiss to be removed as special counsel

 August 14, 2023

Attorney General Merrick Garland made a major move last week when he appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss to serve as a special counsel in the investigation of Hunter Biden.

Not everyone was happy about that decision, however, with at least one observer saying that it is already time for Weiss to be removed. 

Breitbart editor says Weiss' credibility has been "destroyed"

Emma-Jo Morris serves as politics editor at Breitbart, and during a weekend appearance on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures," she laid out her case for why Weiss is unsuited for the job.

"I think that it’s probably fair to say that David Weiss should recuse himself," Morris told Maria Bartiromo.

"I mean, after what we have seen with the investigation that he’s been doing over the past few years, what he’s come up with from that, and then his credibility just being destroyed in the eyes of the American people by these whistleblowers, I think that that would probably be appropriate," she continued.

Concerns that Weiss will interfere with House investigation

Bartiromo asked if Weiss' appointment will hinder efforts by Republicans on the House Oversight Committee to investigate Biden's finances.

"And as far as going for — being able to obtain more documents by the House, I think know my colleague Joel Pollak, he’s a Harvard-educated lawyer, very smart guy, and he’s been talking about an impeachment inquiry, not necessarily knowing that we’re going to impeach Joe Biden, but just allowing the House stronger subpoena power, because that would take it from — the subpoenas from a legislative purpose to kind of acting more like a prosecutor," she replied.

"And I think that that would allow the House to obtain the documents and really get to the heart of this issue, which is what we have all been wondering and why John and I and you are sitting here right now, which is, what is Joe Biden’s involvement in the business?" Morris added.

Morris is not alone in raising questions about Weiss, longtime Democrat and former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz has done so as well.

Special counsel should come from outside of government

Dershowitz told Fox News on Monday that Weiss should not be eligible to serve as special counsel given that he works for the Justice Department.

"The regulation provides clearly that special counsels have to come from outside the government--for good reason. What's so special about a special counsel is that he doesn't have to answer to the present administration," the legal scholar explained.

What's more, Dershowitz took issue with the fact that during the course of his investigation Weiss had allowed the statute of limitation to run on multiple crimes.

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