During a hearing on Wednesday with Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senator Charles Grassley revealed that over a dozen “whistleblowers” had given the FBI information that could be considered criminal regarding Hunter Biden.
Grassley, a Republican senator, who was questioning Garland at his first Capitol Hill appearance this year, urged the Justice Department to investigate the president’s son.
Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, had previously been the subject of a federal investigation related to tax issues and a possible false statement made while purchasing a firearm.
Grassley said, “Recent lawfully protected whistleblower disclosures to my office indicate that the Justice Department and FBI had at one time over a dozen sources that provided potentially criminal information relating to Hunter Biden.”
Grassley then asked Garland, “What steps has the Justice Department taken to determine the truth and accuracy of the information provided?
Congress and the American people have a right to know.” Garland, who was nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the Senate in March 2021, said “I have pledged not to interfere with that investigation.”
Hunter Biden was a topic of discussion among multiple senators during the hearing, which lasted several hours.
Attorney General Merrick Garland faced tough questioning from Republican lawmakers who accused him of bias and criticized his handling of such probes. In 2016, Garland was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, but his nomination was not considered by the Republican-controlled Senate.
The DailyMail transcribed the exchange between Grassley and Garland, where Garland told Grassley, “I promised to leave the matter of Hunter Biden in the hands of US Attorney for Delaware.” Grassley asked Garland whether Weiss had ‘sought permission of another US Attorney’s Office, such as in the District of Columbia or California, to bring charges?’ and whether or not it was denied. “I don’t know the answer to that,” Garland told him.