During a recent interview with FOX News, Rep. Jim Jordan criticized the actions of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Justice Department regarding the statute of limitations related to Hunter Biden’s tax issues. He emphasized the series of events concerning Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burisma, including his appointment to the board, his compensation, his perceived lack of qualifications, and the subsequent involvement of Joe Biden.
Jordan accused the Justice Department of attempting to downplay the issues, especially with regard to tax concerns from 2014 and 2015 connected to Hunter Biden’s Burisma income.
The comments by Jordan follow a House Judiciary Committee hearing where Garland testified for several hours. During the hearing, a notable exchange took place between Garland and Jordan. In response to Jordan’s questions, Garland pointed out that the Hunter Biden investigation was under the jurisdiction of U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a Trump-era appointee, suggesting questions about the statute of limitations should be directed to him.
In his testimony, Garland reiterated that he had not engaged in detailed discussions with Weiss about the Hunter Biden case. He affirmed Weiss’s autonomy over the investigation. Furthermore, Garland underscored his role as not being “the president’s lawyer” and asserted the Justice Department’s commitment to adhering to facts and law.
Concluding his comments, Jordan expressed the intention of the committee to proceed with their oversight responsibilities. He mentioned that they are in the process of an impeachment inquiry and have plans to interview various individuals from the Department of Justice, including David Weiss on October 18.
House Republicans continue to express their intent to scrutinize the Biden family’s purported irregular business dealings, pointing to various pieces of evidence, including emails and whistleblower statements.