Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said this week that U.S. Attorney David Weiss has been informed of the ongoing investigation into a possible bribery scheme including President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The news also comes as two IRS whistleblowers alleged that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may have interfered with Weiss’ investigation into the president’s son.
Graham, who serves as the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent separate letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Weiss.
The senator referenced a recent plea deal that will likely keep Hunter Biden out of prison on tax and firearms charges.
He also cited allegations that a Ukrainian businessman may have attempted to pay a $5 million bribe to each then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
“I have been informed that you and your office were briefed on allegations in a FD-1023 form suggesting there may have been phone calls recorded between Hunter Biden and Joe Biden with a senior official at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company,” Graham wrote.
The younger Biden served on the company’s board at a stipend of about $1 million per year.
Graham said that at this point “I do not know if the allegations are credible, but I know they are serious, and I believe it is incumbent on you to clarify and inform the public.”
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Through the letter, Graham told Garland that the whistleblowers’ argued that “efforts to bring stronger cases in Washington, D.C. and California were rejected. These allegations are corroborated by a contemporaneous e-mail. It is imperative these allegations are addressed head-on.”
The South Carolina Republican asked Garland if he was aware of any request by Weiss “to be designated Special Counsel.”
He also requested information about whether or not the attorney general was “aware” of efforts to bring felony charges against the younger Biden in the other locations. Lastly, Graham asked who “would be the decision-making authority in such a case?”
Garland denied the whistleblowers’ testimony during a press conference earlier this week.
“I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him for bringing a prosecution given that he has that authority,” he said. “He was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own.”