The US attorney in charge of the Hunter Biden investigation broke his silence Friday following explosive whistleblower allegations that his probe was “influenced by politics” and that he was “hamstrung” when making prosecutorial decisions, while denying Congress the records it requested for its oversight efforts .
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan last month requested US Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss turned over materials related to those allegations.
Weiss responded in a letter Friday evening, saying he is “not at liberty to provide the materials you seek.”
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“The whistleblowers’ allegations relate to a criminal investigation that is now being prosecuted in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware,” wrote Weiss, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump. “At this juncture, I am required to protect confidential law enforcement information and deliberative communications related to the case.”
“Thus, I will not provide specific information related to the Hunter Biden investigation at this time,” Weiss wrote.
The Justice Department last month announced that the president’s son had entered a plea agreement that would likely keep him out of jail. Hunter Biden is set to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax, and to one charge of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
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Hunter is expected to make his first court appearance on July 26.
As for the allegations, Weiss said the Justice Department “did not retaliate” against the IRS whistleblowers for making protected disclosures