Attorney General Merrick Garland will be in the hot seat this week facing serious questions about historic indictments against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and former President Donald Trump.
Garland will appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R‑OH) said the “two big issues” will be the fairness of prosecutions led by special counsels David Weiss and Jack Smith, both appointed by Garland.
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“I think that the top issues are going to be David Weiss, this [Hunter Biden] investigation,” Jordan told the Washington Examiner in an interview. “I think there’s certainly going to be questions — what we’ll see, he probably will try to not answer, but there’ll be questions on Jack Smith, as well.”
The chairman said he’s prepared for Garland to decline to provide substantive answers, referencing the Department of Justice’s long-held stance that it does not divulge nonpublic information about ongoing investigations.
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice, Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, in Washington.
Weiss, the top prosecutor in the Hunter Biden case, became a top target for Republicans after two IRS criminal investigators involved in the case reported to Congress in the spring that the department had “slow-walked” …