Attorney General Merrick Garland will testify next week before the House Judiciary Committee amid allegations that the federal investigation into President Biden’s son has been influenced by politics.
The committee, led by Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, announced the hearing, titled “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice,” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10:00 a.m.
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“The hearing, ‘Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice,’ will examine how the Justice Department has become politicized and weaponized under the leadership of Attorney General Merrick Garland,” the committee’s announcement states.
The House Judiciary Committee has been investigating the alleged politicization of the Justice Department throughout the Biden administration.
Most recently, IRS whistleblowers came to Congress to testify that prosecutorial decisions made throughout the years-long federal investigation into Hunter Biden have been influenced by politics.
Those whistleblowers claimed David Weiss, who served as U.S. attorney for Delaware and led the investigation, requested special counsel authority and charging authority but was denied by the main Justice Department.
Amid pressure, Garland appointed Weiss special counsel in August with jurisdiction over the Hunter Biden investigation and any other issues that have come up, or may come up, related to that probe.
The hearing comes amid a formal impeachment inquiry against President Biden.