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Graham Statement on Garland Appointing Weiss as Special Counsel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today made this statement after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe.

“The plea deal arranged by Mr. Weiss’ team was the biggest sweetheart deal in the history of the American legal system. To allow this same team to continue to investigate potential financial crimes involving Hunter Biden and others doesn’t pass the smell test.

“If the goal of Attorney General Garland’s decision to appoint Mr. Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation was to put this story to bed, he failed miserably.

“Appointing Weiss special counsel doesn’t solve any of the problems exposed in this case. Whistleblowers have told Congress time and time again that the Justice Department had its thumb on the scale when it came to the Hunter Biden investigation.

“The only solution for this problem is to have a new set of eyes on all things Hunter Biden.”