Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has been making some big statements as of late.
Raskin is trying to present both sides of the candle to seem fair, but it seems to me that he runs a bigger risk of getting burned.
To my point, he recently conceded that Hunter Biden did "really unlawful and wrong things."
Raskin is trying to defend the appointment of David Weiss as special counsel, which, by the way, may be an illegal appointment.
The regulation for appointing a special counsel states, "An individual named as Special Counsel shall be a lawyer with a reputation for integrity and impartial decision making, and with appropriate experience to ensure both that the investigation will be conducted ably, expeditiously and thoroughly, and that investigative and prosecutorial decisions will be supported by an informed understanding of the criminal law and Department of Justice policies. The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government," reported Just the News.
Actually, by that standard, most of the recent special counsels that have been appointed, even going back to the Trump administration, were illegal.
Raskin, on Weiss, stated that his appointment is an example of "the rule of law and the justice system working itself out the way that it does" before saying "obviously, it's bumpy and this side or that side doesn't necessarily prefer this course of events, but our job I think as political people is to allow the justice system to run its course," reported the Daily Caller.
Raskin recently slammed Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, accusing him of violating federal law, which is a very slippery slope.
I am not saying that the gifts and trips that Thomas received were smart, but I would say that every justice on the bench has a like list, so pointing fingers at only one justice because you do not like his opinions is way out of line.
They may not like what Thomas did, but by all accounts, his actions were in line with the current ethics code of the Supreme Court.
Now he is pivoting to Hunter Biden, saying that Hutner was "addicted to drugs and did a lot of really unlawful and wrong things." He also recommended just allowing the DOJ to do its thing and see how all this pans out.
Notice how he offered the disclaimer about Hunter being "addicted" first, however. This will ultimately be what Democrats use to try to let Hunter off the hook.
The appointment has not been received well by Republicans, and for good reason. While they wanted a special counsel, having the man that drafted the sweetheart deal that was rejected by the judge does not bode well.
Weiss is clearly in Joe Biden's pocket, so we are really not expecting much to come from his investigation.