Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that a special counsel should replace Hunter Biden's attorney after a failed plea agreement.
Graham shared the importance of the change during an interview on Fox News' "Hannity."
Graham: Special Counsel Needed to Replace Weiss After Failed Hunter Biden Plea Agreement https://t.co/l7bje4Tm9q
— Michael P Bryant (@MichaelPBryant2) July 29, 2023
“You know, I’ve been a lawyer most of my life,” he said. “I love the law. I love politics. But here’s what I can tell you, there is no way to repair the damage done from this plea deal. We need a new set of eyes on the Hunter Biden case. The Weiss team is disqualified. Everything the whistleblower said about this unfair process has been proven true by the plea deal.”
“Nobody in your audience would get a deal like this,” Graham said. “Nobody in America would get a deal like this. So here’s what I’m calling for, for the Weiss team to be replaced by special counsel. There is no way in hell I trust the Weiss team to fairly administer justice, given this plea deal and all the things they’ve done.”
A Special Counsel for Hunter Biden and His Family Business? https://t.co/9ZAyoaqPUG
— Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) July 31, 2023
So far, Attorney General Merrick Garland has been unwilling to move forward on the idea.
"I have repeatedly highlighted Biden attorney general Merrick Garland’s refusal to appoint a special counsel for the Hunter Biden case and the broader Biden-family investigation in which the president is squarely implicated," Andrew McCarthy said in an article for the National Review.
"To be clear, this is not because I think Garland would appoint an appropriate special counsel — I’m confident that he would not. I have simply been illustrating that Garland has turned out to be a phony (to the extent he has pretended to care about the Justice Department as an institution) and a partisan Democrat who has no compunction about insulting our intelligence," he added.
The future appears unclear on what will happen next in the Hunter Biden case.
The plea deal falling apart means that prosecution over the first son's three charges could move forward, though the concerns are smaller and not closely connected with the larger accusations against him.
For now, Hunter Biden continues to enjoy his freedom but that could soon change if a special counsel is appointed to move forward in his case.