Rep. James Comer (R-KY) is not happy with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation.
Comer strongly criticized Garland for appointing a special prosecutor to probe the president’s son despite the fact that such an appointment makes it more likely that Hunter Biden will face prison time for his alleged misdeeds.
According to Comer, this move could be seen as an effort by the Biden-led Justice Department to obstruct congressional oversight and hinder efforts to expose alleged Biden family corruption.
“This move by Attorney General Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of the House Oversight Committee’s mounting evidence of President Joe Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand,’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals,” Comer said, according to Fox News’ Chad Pergram. “Let’s be clear what today’s move is really about. The Biden Justice Department is trying to stonewall congressional oversight as we have presented evidence to the American people about the Biden family’s corruption.”
However, Republicans in the House have yet to uncover any evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden or direct link between the president and his son’s overseas business activities.
Notably, Hunter Biden’s long-term business partner, Devon Archer, recently told House investigators that he had no knowledge of any business discussions between the president and his son. Archer also stated he had no reason to believe that the president financially benefited from Hunter’s involvement with Burisma. He further noted no indication that Biden had influenced government policies based on his son’s business pursuits.
The Republicans’ indignant reaction to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden seems ironic. Despite their historical support for law and order, the Republicans now find themselves vehemently opposed to a legitimate investigative process that aligns with their past demands for accountability. This twist becomes even more pronounced given that the very mechanism they are denouncing – a special counsel – was frequently championed by them in various probes in the past.