There seems to be a major difference in the story from a whistleblower who claims that David Weiss was denied the ability to press charges against Hunter Biden twice and was denied his request to be appointed Special Counsel in the Hunter case.
Meanwhile, Merrick Garland claims that Weiss had the power to file any charges he wanted. That means that Weiss is an essential witness for Congress.
That will tell us if Merrick Garland is once again lying, which would come as no surprise to anyone.
The whistleblower said that Weiss told six investigators that he was being blocked from charging Hunter with crimes.
That is seven witnesses. The whistleblower, Gary Shapley, memorialized the staff meeting with Weiss in an email and gave the names of those in the meeting to House Way and Means Committee investigators.
That makes it nearly impossible for Garland and his jackboots to intimidate him because he could be found guilty of lying to Congress.
Garland responds to the IRS whistleblower who said U.S. Attorney David Weiss was told not to bring charges against Hunter Biden:
"I don't know how it would be possible for anybody to block him from bringing a prosecution." pic.twitter.com/jz80vl9Id6
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 23, 2023
” 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.”
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley testified that US Atty in charge of Hunter investigation, David Weiss, said he wanted to bring charges in DC but was denied. Many of you balked. Didn't happen! No way Shapley could know that! Now, here's some more from Shapley: pic.twitter.com/m2Z8nUqEeU
— Byron York (@ByronYork) June 25, 2023
McCarthy was responding to a statement by Shapley’s attorneys that was released Friday afternoon within hours of Garland’s comments at the Justice Department press briefing that named those in the meeting with Weiss after Garland told reporters he had given Weiss full authority to bring charges against Hunter Biden in whichever jurisdiction he desired.
June 23, 2023
“In an October 7, 2022, meeting at the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney David Weiss told six witnesses he did not have authority to charge in other districts and had thus requested special counsel status. Those six witnesses include Baltimore FBI Special Agent in Charge Tom Sobocinski and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ryeshia Holley, IRS Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Shapley and Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon, who also independently and contemporaneously corroborated Mr. Shapley’s account in an email, now public as Exhibit 10, following p. 148 of his testimony transcript. Mr. Shapley would have no insight into why Mr. Weiss’s would make these statements at the October 7, 2022 meeting if they were false. That Mr. Weiss made these statements is easily corroborated, and it is up to him and the Justice Department to reconcile the evidence of his October 7, 2022 statements with contrary statements by Mr. Weiss and the Attorney General to Congress.” – Mark D. Lytle, Nixon Peabody LLP & Jason Foster and Tristan Leavitt, Empower Oversight
Statement from IRS Agent Gary Shapley's legal team: "In an October 7, 2022, meeting at the Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Attorney David Weiss told six witnesses he did not have authority to charge in other districts and had thus requested special counsel status. Those six… pic.twitter.com/hMKhCQfDo6
— Empower Oversight (@EMPOWR_us) June 23, 2023
On Friday, Foster posted the Exhibit 10 email dated October 7, 2022 that included corroboration by Shapley’s boss (on October 11) who also attended the meeting, “Big problem for @TheJusticeDept: its “Weiss was the decider” talking point is merely a bald assertion. But, Gary Shapley and his supervisor both confirmed in a now-public email at the time that Weiss told 7 senior officials he was *not* the decider. Email below…See bold/underline: “Weiss stated that he is not the deciding person on whether charges are filed.”
See bold/underline: “Weiss stated that he is not the deciding person on whether charges are filed.” pic.twitter.com/NK0nE5KGwU
— Jason Foster (@JsnFostr) June 23, 2023
Dear Chairman Jordan:
Your May 25th letter to Attorney General Garland was forwarded to me, with a request that I respond on behalf of the Department. While your letter does not specify by name the ongoing investigation that is the subject of the Committee’s oversight, its content suggests your inquiry is related to an investigation in my District. If my assumption is correct, I want to make clear that, as the Attorney General has stated, I have been granted ultimate authority over this matter, including responsibility for deciding where, when, and whether to file charges and for making decisions necessary to preserve the integrity of the prosecution, consistent with federal law, the Principles of Federal Prosecution, and Departmental regulations.
…In February 2021, I was asked to remain as United States Attorney for the District of Delaware to continue my oversight of the matter. Since that time, I have fulfilled my responsibilities, consistent with Department practices and procedures, and will continue to do so. Throughout my tenure as U.S. Attorney my decisions have been made– and with respect to the matter must be made– without reference to political considerations