Letter to the editor: House must question Weiss under oath
Attorney Gen. Merrick Garland’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last week was a masterclass in obfuscation and double-talk, especially when the questions dealt with his appointment of David Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter Biden case (“AG Garland testifies that he had no personal knowledge of undercover FBI agents at Capitol riot,” Web, Sept. 20).
Garland repeatedly insisted that Weiss, as U.S. attorney for Delaware, always had complete authority to file charges in any district, despite prior IRS whistleblower witness testimony to the contrary.
Indeed, at a June 23 press conference, when asked about Weiss’ authority, Garland replied that Weiss had “more authority than a special counsel.” If that is true, does it mean Weiss now has less authority than he had before? The Judiciary Committee needs to question Mr. Weiss under oath to see who’s telling the truth about his interaction with Mr. Garland — and to obtain all communications between the Justice Department and Weiss.
Counsel, National Legal and Policy Center
Chevy Chase, Maryland