Congress finds new evidence of obstacles to the investigation of Hunter Biden
The head of the committee of the US House of Representatives, Republican James Comer, claims that he has found new evidence of obstruction of the investigation against the son of President Hunter Biden.
According to a statement posted on the committee’s website, the former FBI agent said that the bureau notified the transition team of then-elected Joe Biden and the Secret Service in 2020 of plans to interview Hunter Biden, but they were told not to do so, but to wait for his call.
“They were told to stay away from Hunter Biden and wait for his call, but he never did. Passing information to the transition team and failing to question Hunter Biden are just two examples of how the Justice Department mishandled the investigation,” Comer said.
The violations occurred when the investigation was led by Attorney David Weiss, who was authorized by the DOJ last week to lead further proceedings as a special adviser, Comer added.
“The oversight committee does not trust Weiss as a special adviser, given his failure to prevent the Biden transition team from contacting federal agents who were not allowed to interview Hunter Biden as planned,” Comer said.
Recently, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the case against Hunter Biden. As the head of the US Department of Justice emphasized, Weiss said that his investigation had reached the stage at which he could continue working as a special prosecutor, and asked to be appointed to this position.