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Garland Responds to IRS Whistleblower Allegations in Hunter Biden Case

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland responded to accusations leveled by IRS whistleblowers who claimed the Biden DOJ denied attempts by the U.S. attorney in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden to bring charges against the president’s son in 2022.

Garland was announcing federal charges against Chinese chemical manufacturing companies and arrests of fentanyl manufacturing executives on Friday when the topic quickly changed as Biden’s AG was asked about the whistleblowers’ accusations revealed by the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

“As I said at the outset, Mr. Weiss was appointed by President Trump as the U.S. attorney in Delaware and assigned this matter during the previous administration,” Garland reminded. He reiterated his previous statement that Weiss “would be permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to.”

The whistleblowers’ testimony released by the Ways and Means Committee, however, directly contradicts what Garland stated.

“Mr. Weiss has since sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee confirming that he had that authority,” Garland said. “I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him from bringing a prosecution given that he has this authority.”

When asked whether Weiss was ever told “no,” Garland wouldn’t answer specifically. Instead of a firm denial of ever telling the U.S. attorney investigating Hunter Biden “no” when an attempt to charge the first kid was made, the AG responded: “I’m saying he was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own.”

That is, Garland refused to say whether Weiss was told he couldn’t bring charges.

Garland was also asked about, but denied, that Weiss had asked for special counsel status as the whistleblowers told the Ways and Means Committee. “The only person with authority to make somebody a special counsel, or refuse to make somebody a special counsel, is the attorney general,” Garland said. “Mr. Weiss never made that request to me.”

It’s worth noting that, as of Friday afternoon, attempts to contact Weiss’ office were returned with “no comment,” according to other outlets’ reporting. Still, Garland said Friday that he “would support Mr. Weiss explaining or testifying on these matters.”

According to Garland, “Mr. Weiss had, in fact, more authority than a special counsel would have had,” and the AG reiterated again that Weiss “had and has complete authority to bring a case anywhere he wants in his discretion.”

Responding to a question about concerns regarding the politicization of federal law enforcement — the DOJ, FBI, et al. — Garland acknowledged the fact that “some have chosen to attack the integrity of the Justice Department and its components and its employees by claiming that we do not treat like cases alike.”

Garland said such criticism — including of the FBI for refusing to turn over unclassified reports to the House Oversight Committee relating to allegations that President Biden was previously engaged in a criminal bribery scheme — “constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy and essential to the safety of the American people.”

“Nothing could be further from the truth,” Garland insisted. “You’ve all heard me say many times that we make our cases based on the facts and the law — these are not just words, these are what we live by, they are the foundation of the way we make these decisions,” he said. “The agents of the FBI as well as the DEA, the ATF, our Deputy U.S. Marshals, every day — often at great personal risk — protect the American people and secure its safety,” Garland continued. “Our cases are based on their work. I could not be more proud to work with them.”

  • Russ says:

    Garland is a corrupt, partisan, liar. It is sickening that our government contains weasel like him.

  • Loring says:

    “constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy and essential to the safety of the American people.” They didn’t seem to have any such notion while trying to dispose of the previous president.

  • Once Proud Veteran says:

    It seems that not one person in the biden administration will give a straight answer. From the demented dummy biden on down the line to his ignorant press secretary, they will not give an honest answer to an honest question. How are the legal and loyal citizens of this country supposed to trust them??

  • Richard Pierson says:

    So two very well respected IRS agents are lying? What do they have to gain?? Garland on the other hand has a lot to gain. He has to protect the Bidens at all cost. Well hate to tell you folks, the democrats have been lying for decades and it seems to be effective. When you have the FBI,DOJ, CIA, fake news outlets, social media, and senators, and representatives all covering up, the truth is never told to a Democrat. They follow like sheep. It is so out in the open now which makes me think they want all of their sheep to accept living in a two tiered justice system, led by a dictator. It is breath taking to think we the tax payer employs and elect liars to protect the Biden Family corruption cartel.

  • Ted says:

    Obama put all these liberals in the FBI, doj, irs, and cia.

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