Weiss dismisses Hunter Biden claim that prosecution is due to 'right-wing bias'

By Jen Krausz on
 January 18, 2024

Special Counsel David Weiss dismissed on Tuesday Hunter Biden's claim that the prosecution against him is the result of "right-wing bias," pointing out that cocaine residue was found on a gun pouch Biden used to store his allegedly illegally purchased gun.

“As a holdover from the Trump Administration, Mr. Weiss faces political pressure from his own party to pursue Mr. Biden more aggressively than similarly situated individuals and to do so for vindictive reasons,” Biden’s legal team argued in a court filing. “His political future within this constituency may depend upon it.”

Weiss filed a 57-page response to the filing, which aimed to get the case thrown out.

He called the right-wing bias allegation “a fiction designed for a Hollywood script” that "borders on the absurd.”

Weiss pointed out that he was empowered to pursue charges by the President Joe Biden Justice Department, not under Trump.

The “motion [to dismiss] is stunningly weak and wholly unsupported by facts and law”, Weiss’ office wrote. “Stripped of its bluster, the defendant’s theory of vindictiveness is simply not credible. Left with the inconvenient truth of trying to explain how this could happen during the Biden Administration, the defendant suggests that evil motives are lurking deep within the Department of Justice."