A new report from Politico says that Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss avoided making any moves that might have alerted the public during the 2020 election that Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, was being investigated.
The investigation has been mostly focused on Hunter’s possible tax law violations, but has also been taking a close look at many of his business dealings with foreign interests.
Last summer, the investigation had reached a stage where search warrants could have been sought, along with grand jury subpoenas. Some urged Weiss to carry through with the measures, while others urged caution.
Weiss decided to wait. The decision avoided the possibility of the probe becoming a campaign issue, Politico said.
“To his credit, he listened,” a person who was involved in these discussions went on to say.
Weiss, who is a Republican, was appointed by former President Donald Trump, and has been left in his current role by President Joe Biden. Gee, wonder why?
Weiss has declined to make a comment on the story in Politico, though he does continue to enjoy a bipartisan reputation for being a consummate professional.
Defense Attorney Dan Lyons recalled that he felt a sense of relief after he learned that Weiss was the individual that would be overseeing Hunter’s investigation.
“I remember thinking he’s a straight shooter, and he’s the perfect one to have it,” Lyons, who has a history with the U.S. attorney that goes way back to the 1980s. “He would just go where the evidence led him.”
People familiar with Weiss say his decision to avoid revealing the investigation — a move that might have helped Trump’s campaign — was consistent with his sober-minded view of his job and responsibilities.
But so is the fact that the probe continues, with most expecting that Weiss will not drop the case until making a full assessment of Hunter Biden’s culpability, Politico noted.
Meanwhile, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told Newsmax on Thursday that the White House and the Department of Justice must provide more answers concerning the activities of President Joe Biden’s son, including revealing the names of who is buying his artwork for large sums of money.
“We would like to know what is going on,” she stated during a conversation on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “He is going to make millions of dollars selling these paintings, but the American people are not going to be allowed to know what the paintings sell for and who is going to be purchasing these paintings?”
She went on to add that her constituents are “fed up with a two-tier system of justice and double standards … they see the Democrats treated one way and Republicans treated another way.”