Republicans demand DOJ give special counsel powers to prosecutor probing Hunter Biden

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2022
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Politics, Hunter Biden, Senate Republicans, Prosecution
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Senate Republicans are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to confer the powers of a special counsel to the Delaware prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden for potential tax crimes and influence peddling.

In a letter sent Monday, more than 30 Senate Republicans said David Weiss, the Delaware U.S. attorney overseeing the investigation of President Biden’s oldest son, must be made a special counsel to prevent undue political interference.

“Given that the investigation involves the president’s son, we believe it is important to provide U.S. Attorney Weiss with special counsel authorities and protections...

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