(TheIndependentStar.com) – The truth and justice noose is tightening on Hunter Biden as US Special Counsel David Weiss, who just testified to Congress, seems to have confirmed there was political interference from “above” in the federal investigation of Hunter.
On Tuesday, Weiss, elevated to a US Justice Department special counsel only recently, testified behind closed doors to the House Judiciary Committee.
Weiss was previously only the US Attorney for Delaware technically in charge of the five-year-long federal probe into Hunter Biden.
According to US Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the committee chairman, the special counsel’s testimony confirmed a crucial claim by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley earlier this year.
Namely, Weiss sought a special counsel status from US Attorney General Merrick Garland to be able to pursue harsher charges against Hunter Biden, but his request was rejected.
Jordan told reporters that Weiss’ testimony acknowledged that he sought special attorney authority in spring 2022 under section 515 but was not granted such authority until he was appointed special counsel in August.
The House Judiciary Committee chairman emphasized the significance of this revelation, which aligns with Shapley’s testimony.
“When he was specifically asked, ‘Did you ever request special attorney authority under Section 515?’, Mr. Weiss’s response was, ‘Yes, in the spring of 2022.’ So that that goes to the heart of the matter,” Jordan stated.
Shapley, who testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in May, mentioned an October 7, 2022, meeting where Weiss purportedly said his request for special counsel authority was rejected by the Department of Justice (DOJ) after Matthew Graves, Biden-appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, did not agree to collaborate on potentially indicting Hunter Biden for alleged tax violations in DC.
His attorneys released handwritten notes and an email from Shapley detailing this meeting.
Weiss, on the other hand, refuted Shapley’s allegations in a July correspondence to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), claiming he never requested special counsel authority and alluding to internal discussions regarding special attorney authority without revealing the outcomes.
Acquiring special attorney authority under section 515 would have empowered Weiss’s office to press charges against Hunter Biden beyond his district without the need to work with US Attorneys in other jurisdictions.
After the mentioned meeting, a rift reportedly developed between Weiss and Shapley, resulting in Shapley’s removal from the Hunter Biden case.