Merrick Garland Criticized for Special Counsel Appointment in Hunter Biden Probe

Friday’s statements from a former FBI agent have raised concerns over Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into allegations involving Hunter Biden. The move comes after Garland announced the selection of United States Attorney David Weiss as the special counsel to delve into the matters surrounding Hunter Biden.

The former FBI agent expressed skepticism, suggesting that the appointment has put Attorney General Garland in a potentially awkward position. The agent remarked that Garland now “has egg on his face” due to the decision to appoint a special counsel for the Hunter Biden probe.

The investigation in question has revolved around allegations linked to Hunter Biden. The situation gained attention as Hunter Biden pled not guilty to the charges after a plea bargain, initially announced on June 20, faced scrutiny. The plea deal’s collapse occurred following queries from United States District Judge Maryellen Noreika, who questioned both the initial agreement and a subsequent limited revision during a hearing on July 26.

“At the end of the day, when an agency conducts an investigation that follows all of the evidence to its logical conclusion, what is absurd is that, if in fact, this original investigation was done with any degree of integrity, then it is already completed,” Stuart Kaplan told Fox News host Jesse Watters. “It is only because of the district court judge had the moxie and the character and integrity to see right through it that now, the attorney general has egg on his face and now he realizes, oh my God what are we going to do?”


“What a move on his part, and I do give him credit, what an incredible idea to now give what we used to refer to as an independent counsel. There’s nothing independent about David Weiss,” Kaplan continued. “Let’s give it back to the U.S. attorney who we thought we had any level of integrity to give him back an opportunity. To, what, redo what was already supposed to be done? It is a one — ridiculous and absurd. It is absurd.”

Kaplan pointed to the indictments of former President Donald Trump, saying that the Biden administration was hoping for a conviction to distract attention from the allegations surrounding the Bidens. Special Counsel Jack Smith secured a four-count indictment of Trump relating to his efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election after he previously secured a 37-count indictment against Trump in June based on an investigation into allegations surrounding classified documents.

“Do you think it was any coincidence that today, Friday, on the slow media news cycle that Garland stands there in front of the teleprompter?” Kaplan asked Watters. “I mean, he doesn’t even have the level of integrity to be able to speak freely without having to script out a statement and then run off the stage without even taking one question. The whole thing is orchestrated, it is disgraceful. I just hope we all come together as Americans to see it for what it is. It’s an absolute disgrace.”

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