Hunter Biden Special Counsel Denies Political Meddling

    Hunter Biden Special Counsel Denies Political Meddling
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    The Facts

    • Special counsel David Weiss, who oversees the investigation into US first son Hunter Biden, told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he has been the decision-maker in the case, dismissing claims of improper political meddling.

    • While stressing during his transcribed, closed-door interview that he must indeed adhere to certain processes in making decisions as he is required to abide by federal law, the principles of prosecution, and Justice Department guidelines, Weiss asserted that he has never been blocked from pursuing charges.

    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    Despite Weiss reiterating the same story to Garland in an attempt to mislead Congress, testimonies from several US officials suggest that the special counsel does not hold ultimate decision-making power. There have been too many complaints about the Justice Department's meddling in the investigation not to believe that there's a cover-up underway to protect the Biden family.

    Democratic narrative

    At first, Republicans demanded Trump-appointed Weiss to be named special counsel to independently investigate Hunter Biden as if this would finally make their conspiracy theories true. As that hasn't been the case, they are now pretending that there is something malicious going on to protect the Biden family instead of accepting that they have nothing against Joe Biden.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 25% chance that Joe Biden will be impeached by the US House of Representatives, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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