Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.
Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss testified on Tuesday that before his appointment as special counsel earlier this year, a top Justice Department official gave him special attorney authority in May of 2022 to proceed with charges against Hunter Biden in Washington, D.C., or California. That testimony would have been an explosive twist in the House’s investigation into the DOJ’s obstruction of the Hunter Biden case — but for the fact that Weiss soon after contradicted himself, saying he had instead been promised special attorney authority. That Weiss can’t keep his story straight is telling of a bigger scandal.
On Tuesday, the Delaware U.S. attorney, who is doing double duty as special counsel, sat for an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, a transcript of which The Federalist has reviewed. While much of the interview consisted of Weiss refusing to answer the House’s questions under the guise of protecting an ongoing investigation, he did respond to questions about his charging authority.
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