(TStarnes) – Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke out Friday after an IRS whistleblower alleged the DOJ, IRS, and FBI hindered the Hunter Biden tax investigation.
“Some have chosen to attack the integrity of the Justice Department,” Garland said. “This constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy and essential to the safety of the American people.”
It also comes after the first son struck a “sweetheart” plea deal with the Biden DOJ that involves no jail time.
Garland said he has not interfered with U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ probe of Hunter Biden.
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“As I said at the outset, Mr. Weiss, who was appointed by President Trump as the U.S. attorney in Delaware and assigned this matter during the previous administration, would be permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to. Mr. Weiss has since sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee confirming that he had that authority,” Garland said.
“I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him from bringing a prosecution, given that he has this authority,” Garland said.
“He was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own behalf,” the attorney general added.