Trump-appointee David Weiss tapped as special counsel in Hunter Biden probe

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the second annual Chiefs of Police Executive Forum on Crime Guns at the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on June 22, 2023 in Washington, DC. 

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WASHINGTON  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Friday that David Weiss, the federal prosecutor in Delaware who has led the criminal investigation of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, will be appointed special counsel in the case.

Garland said that Weiss, who was previously appointed by former President Donald Trump to investigate Hunter Biden, asked earlier this week to be named special counsel.

“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,” Garland said during a press conference at the Department of Justice.

Last month, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to federal tax charges.

This story is breaking news and will be updated.

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