Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling out Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss — who has been appointed as special counsel in the Hunter Biden criminal investigation — arguing that Weiss was either an “active participant” in covering up the criminal behavior of the Biden family or at least “complicit” in the coverup.
On Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland had appointed Weiss as special counsel in the “ongoing investigation” into Hunter Biden, “as well as for any other matters that arose or may arise from that investigation.”
Conservatives have slammed this decision, claiming it was just part of a larger coverup.
This move by AG Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of @GOPoversight's mounting evidence of President Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals. pic.twitter.com/ZXMB1ngFX1
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) August 11, 2023
During an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz argued that Weiss’ previous decision to agree to a controversial sweetheart plea deal for Hunter Biden — which was later rejected by a federal judge — should disqualify him from serving as special counsel.
He called the appointment of Weiss “disgraceful,” stating that Weiss had been “hand-picked to lead this investigation” — but had instead “spent the last five years covering it up.”
“For five years, the investigation has gone nowhere — other than to protect Hunter Biden and Joe Biden,” Cruz said. “Not only that, David Weiss is the one that is subject to two whistleblower complaints from senior career IRS officials who came forward — they said they’d never seen an investigation like this in their entire time in law enforcement. They said that the Department of Justice, lawyers working for David Weiss, protected the Biden family.”
He then listed several alleged efforts to protect the Biden family, including giving “heads up to Hunter Biden before search warrants were executed — presumably so he could hide incriminating evidence.”
“The result of all of that is that David Weiss either was an active participant in covering up this criminality and protecting Joe Biden in engaging in obstruction of justice. That is Option One,” the Texas senator said. “Or Option Two: he wasn’t the driver, he was just complicit. He was so weak that he couldn’t stop the partisans and main justice from turning it into a political effort to protect Joe Biden.”
“Either case, he is a wildly inappropriate person to be a special counsel,” Cruz added. “We should have a special counsel… We should have a special counsel to investigate Merrick Garland for whether he lied under oath to Congress in response to questioning from me… and whether he committed obstruction of justice.”
He went on to note that a special counsel is also necessary to “investigate Joe Biden and the $20 million that his family received while he was vice president.”