Friday, August 11, 2023

BREAKING: A Special Counsel Has Been Appointed to Investigate Hunter Biden

Katie Pavlich |

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as a Special Counsel to investigate Hunter Biden. The news comes two weeks after Biden's plea deal, previously handed down by Weiss' office, fell apart in federal court after a judge discovered a broad immunity clause for future charges buried in the agreement -- including felony violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act. 

Previously Weiss claimed he had all the tools and independence necessary to investigate Hunter Biden without Special Counsel designation. After five years of investigation, Weiss charged Hunter Biden with two misdemeanors and a diversion program for the illegal possession of a firearm, which is always a felony offense. 

Garland said he intends to make Weiss' final report available to the public. 

Meanwhile, House Republicans are vowing to push forward with their own investigation into Biden family shell companies and $20 million in payouts from foreign actors.