WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today sent separate letters to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland and David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, regarding the whistleblower allegations that suggest the Department of Justice (DOJ) and others slow-walked the Hunter Biden investigation.
In the letter to Attorney General Garland, Graham said:
“To the American people, it appears DOJ had its thumb on the scale of justice.
“Specifically, two whistleblowers allege U.S. Attorney Weiss wanted a Special Counsel designation and was denied. They also state that efforts to bring stronger cases in Washington, D.C., and California were rejected. These allegations are corroborated by a contemporaneous e-mail. It is imperative these allegations are addressed head-on.
“Were you aware of any request by U.S. Attorney Weiss to be designated Special Counsel? And likewise, were you aware of any effort to seek support to bring felony charges in Washington, D.C. or California? Finally, if such requests were made by U.S. Attorney Weiss and you were not aware, who would be the decision-making authority in such a case?”
In the letter to Weiss, Graham sought clarification about whether he was denied Special Counsel designation and whether the effort to bring charges in Washington and California were denied. Graham noted that recent allegations may have been corroborated by a contemporaneous e-mail.
“Whistleblower allegations indicate that while you were investigating Hunter Biden you requested Special Counsel designation and were denied, and that you sought more serious charges and that attempt was rejected. Whistleblowers also indicated that you made efforts to bring charges in Washington, D.C. and California, and were also rejected. These allegations are corroborated by a contemporaneous e-mail. Please provide information regarding these allegations, as a prompt response is necessary to reassure the public that there is equal justice under the law.
“I have been informed that you and your office were briefed on allegations in a FD-1023 form suggesting there may have been phone calls recorded between Hunter Biden and Joe Biden with a senior official at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. The FD-1023 in question alleges that the confidential informant told the Department of Justice and FBI that such tapes may exist.
“Were you in fact briefed on these allegations by United States Attorney Scott Brady or anyone else? If yes, what actions were taken to investigate this matter and what was the final disposition?