House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has announced that David Weiss, the special counsel appointed in the Hunter Biden case, is scheduled to testify before a congressional committee on October 18. This development comes after Weiss, who also serves as the U.S. attorney for Delaware, was appointed as special counsel in August to investigate Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son. The decision to appoint Weiss followed the collapse of a previous plea deal in July during a hearing in Delaware. Subsequently, a grand jury indicted Hunter Biden on three gun-related charges as part of Weiss’s expanded investigation.
While the specific congressional committee has not been clarified, the Oversight and Accountability Committee, chaired by Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), is likely involved in the proceedings.
Weiss’s involvement in the investigation doesn’t end with Hunter Biden. He has also become a key figure in the House Republicans’ comprehensive inquiry into the foreign business dealings of the Biden family. Jordan and Comer have been actively investigating Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, during his father’s tenure as vice president.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) recently announced the initiation of an official impeachment inquiry into President Biden in light of these investigations. The House is set to hold its first hearing on this matter in the coming week.
Earlier in the year, the Oversight Committee received testimony from two IRS whistleblowers who alleged that Weiss had shown some reluctance in pursuing the case against Hunter Biden, which included allegations of tax crimes.
Jordan highlighted that his committee is looking to depose several witnesses at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Citing concerns over the handling of the investigation into Hunter Biden and his father’s involvement with Burisma, Jordan reiterated previous claims that the DOJ may have mishandled the case.