Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, has demanded the removal of David Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware, from his role as special counsel investigating Hunter Biden. This call comes after a report revealed that Weiss had initially intended not to press charges against President Joe Biden’s son until IRS whistleblowers exposed his case, which involved allegations of tax evasion and gun-related charges.
The investigation into Hunter Biden was on the brink of closure without any charges before two IRS investigators testified before the House Ways and Means and Oversight committees, accusing the Department of Justice of meddling in the case. Private correspondence between Weiss and Hunter Biden’s legal team was cited by The New York Times in their Tuesday report.
Graham, who serves as the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed his concerns about the situation. He took to social media, sharing the Times’ article and stating, “An independent special counsel is needed in this case. It is abundantly clear Mr. Weiss needs to be removed from the investigation of Hunter Biden. To say this has been botched is an understatement.”
Weiss was originally appointed in 2018 to investigate allegations surrounding Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, particularly during Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president in the Obama administration. Over the course of four years, Weiss uncovered evidence of potential misconduct but concluded that there was insufficient grounds for an indictment, according to sources cited by the Times.
Graham emphasized his longstanding concerns about the case, stating, “I have been calling for a new set of eyes on this case for quite a while. A huge cloud hangs over the Weiss investigative team and it will only dissipate when a new independent special counsel is appointed.”