August 22, 2023

Sweetheart Special Counsel Weiss Has to Go

The more we learn about David Weiss, the more rotten his appointment by Merrick Garland appears to be.

We thought Eric “Wingman” Holder was bad. And Loretta “Meet Me on the Tarmac” Lynch. But those two Obama-era attorneys general are mere pikers compared to Biden buddy Merrick Garland.

AG Garland, whose provable perjury and whose anti-parent, anti-Catholic, pro-abortion biases have been well documented in these pages, has been a reliable hatchet man for Joe Biden and his anti-constitutional depredations.

And to think: Garland was a whisker away from a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Only Mitch McConnell, for all his faults, kept it from being so. And instead, Garland will go down in history as our nation’s most corrupt attorney general.

True to form, Garland last week appointed Delaware-based David Weiss as special counsel to “investigate” Hunter Biden. And the stench was overwhelming. Weiss, after all, was the architect of both the Great Slow Walk and the Sweetheart Deal: the nearly five-year-long foot-dragging investigation into Hunter Biden on relatively straightforward felony charges of evading taxes and lying on a federal gun form, and the subsequent effort, ultimately blown up by an honest judge, to get Hunter off on two misdemeanor tax charges and a diverted (read: thrown out) gun charge.

Nice “justice” if you can get it. And were it not for a couple of intrepid whistleblowers, Hunter Biden would’ve gotten it. This weekend, even The New York Times admitted it: “Earlier this year, The Times found, Mr. Weiss appeared willing to forgo any prosecution of Mr. Biden at all, and his office came close to agreeing to end the investigation without requiring a guilty plea on any charges.”

Wha happ-uh-nuh? wondered Hunter.

What happened is that Weiss’s position on letting Hunter off scot-free “changed in the spring, around the time a pair of I.R.S. officials on the case accused the Justice Department of hamstringing the investigation,” the Times continues. “Mr. Weiss suddenly demanded that Mr. Biden plead guilty to committing tax offenses.”

Integrity, it’s said, is doing the right thing when no one’s watching. And it’s clearly a concept that’s foreign to David Weiss. Again, were it not for two upstanding IRS whistleblowers — supervisory special agent Gary Shapley, a highly decorated 14-year veteran, and criminal investigator Joseph Ziegler, a 13-year IRS veteran and a self-described gay Democrat — Hunter Biden would’ve walked.

As for Weiss, he’s woven a tangled web. According to agent Shapley, he “told at least six witnesses last year that he lacked authority to charge the first son outside Delaware and was denied special counsel status.” Shapley then named names — six of them, in fact, who were witnesses to Weiss’s claim that he couldn’t press charges against Hunter Biden in Washington, DC, without the approval of the U.S. attorney in that jurisdiction.

And yet Garland insists that Weiss “was given complete authority to make decisions on his own.”

Furthermore, Weiss foiled the efforts of Shapley and his fellow IRS investigators to execute search warrants against Hunter Biden in several locations in mid-2020, most egregiously by tipping off Biden’s lawyers.

We’re not done with Weiss yet. In addition to slow-walking and sabotaging his own investigation of Hunter, he also caved to a sophomoric threat by defense attorney Chris Clark. “President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial,” Clark wrote to Weiss. “This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting constitutional crisis.”

Ooooh, a constitutional crisis? Please. President Bill Clinton testified from the White House in the Whitewater investigation, and the nation managed to survive. So it’s not like Joe Biden’s testimony in his son’s case would’ve upset some delicate precedent.

Finally, word has filtered out that Weiss and Hunter’s late brother, Beau, used to work together. As The Washington Post reports, “When Delaware’s acting U.S. attorney David C. Weiss celebrated the settlement of a fraud case in 2010, he was joined by a key partner in the case: Beau Biden, the state’s attorney general.”

Imagine that. The Post continues: “Weiss worked with Joe Biden’s eldest son to hash out prosecution strategies. ‘We will continue to aggressively pursue all types of fraud in order to protect the public,’ Weiss said in his part of a statement with Beau Biden on the fraud case.”

Given all these conflicts and all this malfeasance, does anyone think David Weiss is even remotely fit to duly prosecute the case against Hunter Biden? And does anyone think he’ll legitimately explore the many well-documented connections between the first son and his then-VP dad, the “Big Guy”?

Of course not.

The question is: What are House and Senate Republicans going to do about it?

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