Jordan Nails Garland Big Time Over Weiss’ Authority in Hunter Biden Probe

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As we reported, Attorney General Merrick Garland is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The committee is looking into the politicization and weaponization of the DOJ under Garland pursuant to the committee’s oversight authority.

I think it’s safe to say that Garland was not having a good time and was not a great witness. Things did not go very well.

Garland claimed that no one he knew of had spoken to anyone in the White House about the Hunter Biden case.

Committee Chair Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) questioning made Garland look bad, and Jordan nailed him good.

Perhaps the most important thing that Jordan brought up was Garland’s past claim about U.S. Attorney David Weiss having complete authority to investigate and pursue actions against Hunter Biden before his recent appointment as Special Counsel. Jordan proved his claims weren’t true.

Jordan pointed out that Garland had previously testified in March. At that time, Garland told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that Weiss had “full authority” to pursue the Hunter Biden probe in jurisdictions other than Delaware if he needed to.

As Jordan noted, Weiss wanted to bring an action in the District of Columbia, but that U.S. Attorney turned him down. So that meant David Weiss didn’t have full authority if he could be turned down when he wanted to pursue something.

Garland tripped all over himself, and his response to Jordan was incredible: “No one had the authority to turn him down — they could refuse to partner with him,” Garland said.

As Jordan pointed out, refusing to partner with him is turning him down, and Weiss did not have full authority. So, what Garland had previously testified was not true, and that may now come back to haunt him if Republicans want to pursue a possible action for perjury.

Garland also had some other hard-to-believe testimony. He claimed that he knew nothing about all the Biden-related shell companies that have been reported on.

He claimed he didn’t know because he was trying not to interfere. But there’s not interfering, and then there’s completely ignoring the facts of the case that are widely reported in the media so he doesn’t have to talk about them or acknowledge them in testimony.

There’s likely to be more, but so far, this has not been going very well for the DOJ and Garland.

 

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