Weiss confirms he was 'limited' in pursuing charges against Hunter Biden in DC, California

By Jen Krausz on
 July 3, 2023

U.S. Delaware Attorney David Weiss confirmed to House Republicans on Friday that he was "limited" by the DOJ in pursuing criminal charges against Hunter Biden in both Washington, D.C. and California, because those jurisdictions would not agree to do so.

The New York Times also independently confirmed that President Joe Biden's DOJ effectively prevented those charges from going forward against his son, just as a whistleblower claimed had occurred.

Weiss said he was willing to answer questions from House Republicans “in more detail, and answer questions related to the whistleblowers’ allegations consistent with the law and Department policy.”

He claimed that the investigation of Hunter Biden was "ongoing" and implied he still had the power to bring charges in D.C. or California by asking to be a "special attorney" in the case.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has said that Weiss had "full autonomy" to charge Hunter Biden with crimes, which contradicts whistleblower Gary Shapley's verified statement.

The Times tried to explain away the discrepancy by saying, “Investigators like Mr. Shapley whose job it is to uncover evidence often have different perspectives from prosecutors who have to take into account how to treat defendants fairly and present cases to juries.”