Whistleblower says Delaware U.S. attorney's ability to investigate Hunter Biden was limited

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 July 2, 2023

United States Attorney for Delaware Andrew Weiss received widespread criticism for arranging a plea deal that allowed Hunter Biden to avoid jail time for an illegal gun purchase and failing to pay taxes.

While critics complained that Weiss did not pursue the case further, a whistleblower recently alleged that he was prevented from doing so. 

According to Breitbart, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley told members of Congress that the Department of Justice (DOJ) stymied Weiss' efforts to bring charges against Biden in California and the District of Columbia.

Shapley's comments were backed up by a New York Times report published this past Tuesday which noted how under DOJ rules, Weiss would have had to obtain approval and cooperation from his counterparts in the relevant jurisdictions.

If venue for a case lies elsewhere, common Departmental practice is to contact the United States Attorney’s Office for the district in question and determine whether it wants to partner on the case

Weiss later confirmed as much in a letter that he sent late last week to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan.

"If venue for a case lies elsewhere, common Departmental practice is to contact the United States Attorney’s Office for the district in question and determine whether it wants to partner on the case," Weiss wrote.

If denied by those attorneys, Weiss also said he could ask for special attorney status to charge Hunter Biden. "If not, I may request Special Attorney status from the Attorney General."

The United States attorney insisted that he had "been assured that, if necessary after the above process, I would be granted" the necessary power to take action in "any other district where charges could be brought in this matter."

However, Weiss did not ask Attorney General Merrick Garland to be made a special attorney. Breitbart pointed out that for his part, Garland has made what appear to be conflicting statements regarding the extent of Garland's authority.

In March, the attorney general said in a letter to Congress that he would have to "authorize" any attempt by Weiss to bring charges elsewhere.

Yet late last month, he said at a press conference that Weiss had full autonomy to bring charges against the president’s son.

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