Senator Tim Scott (RS.C.) said on Friday that he does not trust the newly appointed special counsel in the Justice Department’s investigation into Hunter Biden.
“Well, Charles, what we know for sure is that David Weiss is not trustworthy,” Scott, a 2024 GOP presidential candidate, said in an interview with Fox News. “Kid gloves are the treatment Hunter Biden received from this Department of Justice.”
Scott also said Weiss’ appointment would affect Americans’ everyday trust in government because of perceived bias against Republicans in the Justice Department. If voters chose him over President Joe Biden and fired him, current Attorney General Merrick Garland would not be in office either, he said.
“Appointing David as special counsel is like keeping the concept of a DOJ that protects Democrats while hunting Republicans,” Scott said. “I can think of no stronger sign that nothing has changed.”
Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel in the investigation of President Biden’s son on Friday as a pending plea deal.
“On Tuesday of this week, Mr. Weiss advised me that in his judgment, his investigation had reached a stage where he should continue his work as a special counsel, and he requested to be appointed,” Garland said in a statement on Friday.
“Considering his request, as well as the unique circumstances surrounding this matter, I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint him as special counsel.”
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