Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said on Sunday that the special counsel assigned to investigate Hunter Biden does not please members of either party.
“So from my perspective, it’s the rule of law and the justice system working themselves out the way they do, and, you know, obviously it’s bumpy and this side or that side doesn’t necessarily favor this turn of events, but it’s our job , I think as political people, to let the justice system take its course,” he told ABC’s Jonathan Karl on “This Week.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland last week appointed David Weiss, the Delaware federal prosecutor who led the investigation into the president’s son, as special counsel overseeing the investigation. The appointment comes as Biden’s plea deal with Justice Department prosecutors remains on hold after the judge presiding over the case questioned the parameters surrounding the deal.
House Republicans have launched congressional investigations into Biden’s business dealings with the aim of linking President Biden to foreign influence while serving as vice president. The federal charges against his son stem only from tax and gun charges, to which he pleaded not guilty last month after the deal was shelved.
Raskin also pointed out that Republicans are now criticizing the appointment of special counsel, even though many had previously called for it to investigate Hunter Biden.
“It is, of course, what my Republican colleagues have been demanding and asking for for months. And now they seem to disapprove of it for some reason,” he said.
“But to me, it seems to formalize what was essentially the deal from the beginning, which is that David Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware nominated by Donald Trump, can make the decisions about what and where to charge. , and when he needs to be charged and with the collapse of the plea deal he apparently worked out with Hunter Biden, he now wants to make sure he has the authority to press charges wherever he wants to,” Raskin said.
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