Big News: DOJ Will Allow Hunter Biden’s Prosecutor to Testify!
The Justice Department has announced that the prosecutor in the Hunter Biden case will be allowed to testify before Congress after Republicans slammed the plea deal that Hunter Biden reached with prosecutors.
The prosecutor, David Weiss, will testify in a closed-door hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing is scheduled for September 20.
Republicans have been demanding that Weiss testify since Hunter Biden reached a plea deal in June. The plea deal allowed Hunter Biden to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax offenses and admit to the facts of a gun charge. In exchange, he was sentenced to probation and did not have to serve any jail time.
Republicans have accused the Justice Department of giving Hunter Biden a sweetheart deal. They have also accused the Justice Department of being biased in favor of the Biden family.
“The Department of Justice (Department) appreciates the Committee on the Judiciary’s (Committee’s) acceptance of our offer for U.S. Attorney Weiss to testify at a public hearing before the Committee. The Department is ready to offer U.S. Attorney Weiss to testify shortly after Congress returns from the August district work period, as described more fully below,” Assistant Attorney General Carlos Felipe Uriarte wrotein a letter to Jordan.
“At the same time, we are deeply concerned by any misrepresentations about our work — whether deliberate or arising from misunderstandings — that could unduly harm public confidence in the evenhanded administration of justice, to which we are dedicated,” Uriarte added.
The Justice Department has denied the accusations of bias. However, the decision to allow Weiss to testify is a sign that the Justice Department is taking the concerns of Republicans seriously.
The hearing is also likely to be a preview of the 2022 midterm elections. Republicans are hoping to use the Hunter Biden case to attack President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. Democrats are hoping to deflect the attacks and focus on the issues that they believe are important to voters.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 25, 2023