Why would any rational person believe that a demonstrably corrupt Attorney General would place himself and his fellow progressive communist democrats at risk by abandoning his deceptive plans to protect Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and the Democrat Party by appointing an honest Special Counsel to investigate and prosecute Hunter Biden?
Here is Merrick Garland, a man who has openly lied to Congress and obstructed justice for the entire length of his appointment as Attorney General -- as he signed off on the despicable political persecution of Donald Trump, a front-running opposition candidate, on specious charges.
The fix is in …
Attorney General Garland appoints a special counsel in Hunter Biden probe
U.S. Attorney David Weiss was appointed special counsel in the ongoing probe of the president's son Hunter Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday.
Weiss will be responsible for the “ongoing investigation" of President Joe Biden's son "as well as for any other matters that arose or may arise from that investigation," the Justice Department said in a statement. Weiss, who was already overseeing the Hunter Biden probe and is based in Delaware, asked to be appointed special counsel on Tuesday and Garland agreed it was "in the public interest" to do so, the attorney general said.
The move was announced shortly before prosecutors from Weiss's team revealed in a court filing the plea talks over tax and gun charges against the president's son had broken down and the case would likely have to go to trial in California or Washington, D.C. Later Friday, prosecutors suggested they could bring different charges against Hunter Biden in the new case.
DOJ noted that Weiss was nominated by then-President Donald Trump in 2017 and confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate in 2018. <Source>
Attorney General Garland has already violated the law in appointing Weiss...
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced today that he was appointing Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to be ‘special counsel’ in the Hunter Biden matter
“Upon considering his request, as well as the extraordinary circumstances relating to this matter, I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint him as special counsel.”
“This appointment confirms my commitment to provide Mr. Weiss all the resources he requests. It also reaffirms Mr. Weiss has the authority he needs to conduct a thorough investigation and to continue to take the steps he deems appropriate independently.” -- Attorney General Garland
28 CFR § 600.3 - Qualifications of the Special Counsel.
§ 600.3 Qualifications of the Special Counsel.
(a) 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. Special Counsels shall agree that their responsibilities as Special Counsel shall take first precedence in their professional lives and that it may be necessary to devote their full time to the investigation, depending on its complexity and the stage of the investigation.
(b) The Attorney General shall consult with the Assistant Attorney General for Administration to ensure an appropriate method of appointment, and to ensure that a Special Counsel undergoes an appropriate background investigation and a detailed review of ethics and conflicts of interest issues. A Special Counsel shall be appointed as a “confidential employee” as defined in 5 U.S.C. 7511(b)(2)(C). <Source>
Under the special counsel regulations, Weiss is not eligible to be a special counsel because he works for the incumbent administration and the connection between the president and the investigation creates a profound conflict of interest for the Justice Department.
It might be that this is a desperate move by Garland to keep Weiss from testifying before members of Congress about what evidence he may have uncovered in his investigations thus far. Especially when he indicated that the case was over on the presentment of the sweetheart plea deal to the judge. Unfortunately, the deal was not consummated when DOJ attorneys indicated that Hunter Biden may still be at risk from other charges, possibly a felony violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
According to Representative James Comer...
This move by Attorney General Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of the House Oversight Committee’s mounting evidence of President Joe Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals. The Justice Department’s misconduct and politicization in the Biden criminal investigation already allowed the statute of limitations to run with respect to egregious felonies committed by Hunter Biden. Justice Department officials refused to follow evidence that could have led to Joe Biden, tipped off the Biden transition team and Hunter Biden’s lawyers about planned interviews and searches, and attempted to sneakily place Hunter Biden on the path to a sweetheart plea deal.
Let’s be clear what today’s move is really about. The Biden Justice Department is trying to stonewall congressional oversight as we have presented evidence to the American people about the Biden family’s corruption. The House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the Biden family’s money trail and interview witnesses to determine whether foreign actors targeted the Bidens, President Biden is compromised and corrupt, and our national security is threatened. We will also continue to work with the House Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means to root out misconduct at the Justice Department and hold bad actors accountable for weaponizing law enforcement powers.
Yes, they think you are stupid.
Weiss has already proven partisan politics have corrupted him and is not independent of the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The Bidens own Delaware, and Weiss is the prosecutor who allowed the most serious charges to lapse and crafted an agreement that allowed Biden to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges and enter a pretrial diversion program on a gun charge that would have given him a pass for every crime he committed. Thankfully, it was rejected by the court.
While President Donald Trump appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both Democrats, played a significant role in selecting Weiss because of a longstanding Senate policy that allows home-state senators to recommend and sign off on presidential appointments of U.S. attorneys. It is often part of an elaborate negotiation involving lower and appellate court nominees.
Consider the possibilities for manipulation…
- Choosing another well-connected swamp creature as special counsel: Appointing a special counsel who they believe would favor their interests or may not aggressively pursue certain lines of inquiry. One needs only examine the background of Jack Smith, his interconnectedness with fellow swamp creatures engaged in political prosecutions and the various Obama/Biden/Clinton coverups, and his record of prosecutorial overreach and misconduct.
Limiting the “scope” of the investigation: By limiting the investigation to specific events or dates, an investigation into serious matters can be manipulated to produce inconsequential results or weak prosecutions that can be easily challenged.
Selective witnesses: By choosing individuals who will selectively cooperate with the special counsel's requests for information or witnesses who will provide only what is deemed beneficial while withholding potentially damaging evidence, the investigation may be manipulated.
Choosing a “sure-fire” venue for the prosecution: Selecting a venue where the jury pool is overwhelmingly comprised of progressive, Trump-hating Democrats or has many radical activist judges at all levels of the federal court system. Likewise, jurors can be manipulated by community pressure, knowing that their identities will eventually leak, and they might be subject to physical or social consequences.
Stonewalling the production of incriminatory evidence and simultaneously denying exculpatory evidence to Donald Trump: How many times have we seen the Department of Justice and the FBI stonewall or slow-walk the production of documents when they are not lying outright about their existence? How many DOJ and FBI employees have had access or clearance issues when called to testify before a Congressional oversight committee or who faced overtly protected or biased questioning by the Committee Democrats? How many times have we heard the DOJ/FBI claim a matter was “under investigation” or involves “national security” issues which could jeopardize the safety of individuals or the revelation of classified information? And, of course, how often have we seen documents improperly redacted only to find out that it was to protect particular swamp creatures or embarrassing malfeasance – if not outright criminal behavior?
Manipulating scheduling: Creating unrealistic deadlines to respond to thousands of pages of documents, most of which are irrelevant, in multiple simultaneous cases.
Manipulating funding: It is possible to affect the special counsel's office by underfunding or overfunding their efforts to impact the scope and effectiveness of their investigation. Bringing multiple cases in multiple venues drains the financial and manpower sources of the defendant while the government enjoys unrestricted funding, personnel, and other resources.
Leaking confidential information: Sensitive information or partial findings from the investigation can be leaked selectively to sympathetic reporters to shape public opinion or to advance a specific political narrative. This can easily taint the jury pool, especially if the jury is not sequestered and accesses media. Progressive media of choice includes the New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, and MSNBC. Using anonymous sources “with knowledge of the matter,” the leaked information does not have to be true.
Executive privilege claims: When the investigation involves the executive branch, claims of executive privilege can shield certain critical information from the special counsel's scrutiny, leading to extraneous time-consuming legal battles over admissibility issues.
Subverting the rule of law: As we have seen, special prosecutors are not immune from using outdated laws, cobbling laws together, adding spurious elements, or disregarding the rule of law altogether.
Discrediting whistleblowers: As we have seen with recent FBI and IRS whistleblowers, there is a concerted attempt to discredit or intimidate individuals who come forward with crucial information or discourage others from sharing essential evidence.
Public fatigue: Prolonging an investigation or creating an atmosphere of endless controversy leads to public fatigue, causing people to lose interest and engagement with the process. This is Hillary Clinton’s go-to tactic – dripping out news daily and then claiming it’s “old news” and we need to “move on.”
Pardons: There is always the threat of pardoning wrongdoers and perpetuating a two-tier political justice system.
And there are other considerations and nuanced manipulations of the Special Counsel process,
There is no doubt in my mind that Attorney General Merrick Garland will safeguard the impartiality, transparency, and effectiveness of a special counsel, to ensure that justice is served, that individual and government actions are held accountable, and that the principles of democracy are upheld.
Likewise, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the continuation of a massive cover-up scheme to protect former President Barack Obama, on whose watch many crimes were committed, as well as to protect Democrats facing the 2024 election cycle, which, if the GOP achieves significant gains, could place hundreds of top-ranking Democrats at risk for criminal prosecution.
If anything, a special counsel should have been appointed to investigate Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, Christopher Wray, Alejandro Mayorkas, and others.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS