The Trump campaign reacted on Friday to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of David Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation, slamming “Crooked Joe Biden” and his family for being “protected by the Justice Department for decades” despite overwhelming allegations of criminality.
The statement noted, “Crooked Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the entire Biden Crime Family have been protected by the Justice Department for decades even though there is overwhelming evidence and credible testimony detailing their wrongdoing of lying to the American people and selling out the country to foreign enemies for the Biden Cartel’s own financial gain.”
According to Fox News, Weiss is a federal prosecutor who has previously investigated Hunter Biden and his business dealings. This preexisting connection has drawn the ire of some prominent Republicans.
On X, Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk explained his perspective on the situation. He wrote, “Remember, a SPECIAL counsel is not the same as an INDEPENDENT counsel. David Weiss, who will be investigating Hunter Biden, will report to Merrick Garland and ultimately Joe Biden. The man investigating the son is accountable to the father.”
The Trump campaign further clarified, “If this special counsel is truly independent – even though he failed to bring proper charges after a four year investigation and he appears to be trying to move the case to a more Democrat-friendly venue – he will quickly conclude that Joe Biden, his troubled son Hunter, and their enablers, including the media, which colluded with the 51 intelligence officials who knowingly misled the public about Hunter’s laptop, should face the required consequences.”
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., blasted Garland’s appointment of Weiss on Friday, eviscerating it as an “attempt” to “coverup” the Biden family’s alleged foreign business schemes.
“The Biden Justice Department is trying to stonewall congressional oversight as we have presented evidence to the American people about the Biden family’s corruption,” he said in an official statement.
He added, “The House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the Biden family’s money trail and interview witnesses to determine whether foreign actors targeted the Bidens, President Biden is compromised and corrupt, and our national security is threatened.”
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., also chimed in, commenting, “This action by Biden’s DOJ cannot be used to obstruct congressional investigations or whitewash the Biden family corruption. If Weiss negotiated the sweetheart deal that couldn’t get approved, how can he be trusted as a Special Counsel? House Republicans will continue to pursue the facts for the American people.”