U.S. Atty. Weiss: No Comment on Whistleblowers’ Claim DOJ Denied His Request to Charge Hunter Biden with Felonies

Craig Bannister | June 23, 2023
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Two whistleblowers say that Pres. Joe Biden’s Justice Department denied requests by U.S. Attorney David Weiss to prosecute Biden’s son, Hunter, on felony tax-related charges, in testimony released Thursday.

On Friday, U.S. Attorney General denied the whistleblowers’ testimony.

Then, instead of clearing things up, Weiss’ office refused to comment on the two conflicting claims.

Weiss requested to be appointed special counsel, which would have given him more prosecutorial leeway regarding Hunter Biden’s tax issues and was denied at least twice, resulting in Hunter Biden being able to plea to just two probation- only misdemeanors, a The New York Post report on the whistleblowers’ testimony explains:

“Delaware US Attorney David Weiss sought to bring federal charges against Hunter, 53, in the Central District of California and in Washington, DC, last year and was denied both times by Biden-appointed US attorneys Martin Estrada.”


“Weiss, who signed off this week on the Delaware plea deal, sought to be appointed special counsel in the case at least twice — including as recently as spring 2022 — but was turned down by the Biden Justice Department, both whistleblowers alleged.”

IRS investigators had been seeking felony charges against Hunter Biden for evading $2.2 million in tax payments.

U.S. Attorney General has flatly denied the accusations, Fox News reports:

“‘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.”

According to multiple news reports, U.S. Attorney Weiss’ office has “declined to comment.”

Additionally, “The U.S. attorney's offices in Washington and California did not respond to requests for comment,” The Washington Free Beacon reported Friday.