Attorney General Merrick Garland may have a pretty significant problem on his hands very soon.
Special Counsel David Weiss finally testified on the Hill this week.
And while Republicans did not get everything they wanted from him, they have gotten enough to hit Garland with impeachment charges.
When Garland testified before Congress, he stated that Weiss asked and was given special prosecutorial powers in the Hunter Biden probe.
He did not describe Weiss asking repeatedly or any delay… he was implying that when asked, Weiss was told he could file charges.
That was not the case, although Weiss did his best to spin this.
When Weiss was initially asked he was told, "No," but as we all know, he was later made special counsel, which may have actually been illegal.
Special counsel is supposed to be an outside appointment, but Weiss was already a U. S. Attorney for Delaware, so that may have to get sorted out as well.
Weiss first asked for “515 Special Attorney authority” in February 2022, but he was told no.
Weiss stated, "You want me to say it's a denial, but it's not. Not when I know that, weeks later, I was specifically told, 'You can proceed.'"
That, my friends, is what they call semantics, or better yet, idiotic logic. The eventual approval does not change the fact the initial request was denied.
The question now is if Republicans have enough to hit Garland with perjury charges.
Weiss is also not out of hot water, as he has taken forever to file a report on this case even though the evidence was pretty cut and dry.
These special counsel investigations seem like they just bleed taxpayer dollars and wind up coming up empty.
Rest assured, if Weiss lets Hunter off with a slap on the wrist, he may find himself under investigation sooner rather than later.