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 June 26, 2023

McCarthy suggests impeachment inquiry of Garland is forthcoming

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), in a new Twitter post, has suggested that an impeachment inquiry of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is on the horizon. 

This comes after Garland was just accused by an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower of, essentially, obstructing the federal government's criminal investigation into Hunter Biden. That investigation was led by U.S. Attorney David Weiss, of the District of Delaware.

The accusation came during congressional testimony provided by IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent Gary A. Shapley Jr.

Shapley alleges that Garland tried "to limit" Weiss's investigation of Hunter Biden in several ways.

McCarthy, with his Twitter post, was responding to a report from Washington Examiner Chief Correspondent Byron York.

York, in a Twitter message of his own, detailed one of the claims made by Shapley against Garland.

McCarthy, in his message, retweeted York's message, adding a statement of his own.

McCarthy wrote:

We need to get to the facts, and that includes reconciling these clear disparities. U.S. Attorney David Weiss must provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee. If the whistleblowers' allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into Merrick Garland's weaponization of DOJ.

It is unclear, at the time of this writing, whether Weiss will agree to provide such testimony.

In the meantime, Garland has responded to the allegations against him.

Garland, on Friday, told reporters:

As I said at the outset, Mr. Weiss, who was appointed by President Trump as the U.S. attorney in Delaware and assigned this matter during the previous administration, would be permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to. Mr. Weiss has since sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee confirming that he had that authority.

Garland added, "I don't know how it would be possible for anybody to block him from bringing a prosecution, given that he has this authority. He was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own behalf."

Garland went on to say that he "would support Mr. Weiss explaining or testifying on these matters when he deems appropriate."

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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