Pee-yew: The stench surrounding the Justice Department’s “pursuit” of first son Hunter Biden just got an added layer of reek.
District of Columbia US Attorney Matthew Graves testified last week to the House Judiciary Committee that he nixed letting Delaware US Attorney David Weiss bring tax charges against Hunter in DC because “there is no way” to “get up to speed on everything.”
When US attorneys work together, he pretended, “you’re bringing in another chain of command” that requires reaching “consensus” on how to proceed.
Utter bull: Weiss didn’t need Graves “up to speed,” he just needed minor assistance — at most, the loan of one prosecutor — in filing the charges in Graves’ district.
And you’d certainly expect every US Attorney to trust another US Attorney knew what he was doing.
Graves’ refusal — and Weiss’ apparent failure to raise holy hell about it — led to the statute of limitations expiring on the most serious tax charges against the first son.
Attorney General Merrick Garland, the boss of both men, who himself testified that Weiss had all the power needed to prosecute Hunter, has yet to explain when he learned of this nonsense.
Graves, not coincidentally, is a Democratic donor and former presidential-campaign adviser to John Kerry and Joe Biden, tapped by Joe for this job.
And his wife is a left-liberal activist who’s visited the Biden White House at least 28 times.
Weiss whined to his staff about Graves’ refusal; he has yet to explain why he took “no” for an answer — or what Garland said when (if?) informed of it all.
It increasingly looks like Weiss was taking a dive, or knowingly putting the case in the hands of subordinates who’d make the hot potato go away.
How else to explain his office’s offer of a plea deal that would’ve given Hunter immunity for basically everything — a deal so sweet it got rejected as soon as it went before a judge?
Or whistleblowers’ allegations that prosecutors under Weiss queered the case time and again, even tipping off Hunter’s lawyers.
Heck, Graves questioned Weiss’ move to get his prosecution OK’d by the Justice Department’s Tax Division, saying it’s “fairly normal” to skip that.
Garland may wind up having deniability of collusion in Weiss’ bungling, but that still doesn’t explain why, after all this, he still (finally) tapped Weiss as special prosecutor in Hunter’s case, except that it gave both men an excuse for dodging congressional questions.
Be honest, Merrick, and admit it: Your department’s theme song is: “Oops . . . I Did It Again.”
Source: New York Post