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House Judiciary will hear from David Weiss next month

The House Judiciary Committee will conduct a transcribed interview with Special Counsel David Weiss on Nov. 7, a major breakthrough for Republican investigators eager to hear from the figure leading the probe into Hunter Biden.

Weiss’ scheduled appearance is an unprecedented move for a prosecutor leading an ongoing criminal investigation into a subject as high-profile as President Joe Biden’s son.

Weiss, who’s investigated Hunter Biden for years in his role as U.S. attorney for Delaware, is a central figure in the GOP impeachment inquiry on Biden. Republicans have touted whistleblower testimony from IRS agents who claim Weiss’ investigation into Hunter Biden was handled differently because the subject was related to the president.

Weiss has consistently denied charges that his probe was influenced by outside political factors. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel in August. And last month, Weiss indicted Hunter Biden on gun charges. This only came about after a proposed plea deal with federal prosecutors collapsed earlier this year.

A note: DOJ officials have been consistent in their correspondence with Congress that because of the ongoing investigation, Weiss only has time to make a single appearance before Congress. As a result, the Nov. 7 transcribed interview means Weiss won’t be testifying publicly.

Back in July, the DOJ wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) offering up Weiss to testify before the panel. DOJ expressed a desire to correct “any misrepresentations about our work—whether deliberate or arising from misunderstandings—that could unduly harm public confidence in the evenhanded administration of justice.”

— Max Cohen

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