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U.S. Attorney General Appoints David Weiss as Special Counsel to Oversee the Investigation Into Hunter Biden

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that David Weiss, the U.S. attorney overseeing the investigation into Hunter Biden, has been appointed special counsel, giving him expanded powers to continue the probe.

A career federal prosecutor, Weiss was appointed by President Donald Trump to become the U.S. attorney in Delaware in 2018 and began investigating Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, the following year. He was asked to remain on as U.S. attorney under the Biden administration and has continued leading the investigation.

The elevation of Weiss to special counsel “reinforces for the American people the department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters,” Garland said in remarks from the Justice Department.

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