Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IO) is seeking answers from Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss about whether the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation seriously examined bribery allegations concerning Joe Biden that it was alerted to prior to the 2020 election according to Just the News. To that end, the 89-year-old Iowa Senator penned a letter on June 9th to Weiss where he set out his concerns that Weiss’s office was briefed on this material yet failed to take action.
“Based on information provided to my office from individuals aware of the meeting, on October 23, 2020, Justice Department and FBI Special Agents from the Pittsburgh Field Office briefed Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf, one of your top prosecutors, and FBI Special Agents from the Baltimore Field Office with respect to the contents of the FBI-generated FD1023 alleging a criminal bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden; however, the meeting did not include any IRS agents” began the letter.
Mr. Grassley then proceeded to ask “What steps have the Justice Department and FBI taken to investigate the allegations?” and observed that damningly up to now “You, Attorney General Garland, and Director Wray have failed to answer.”
The Senator in his letter also noted that “potentially hundreds of Justice Department and FBI officials have had access to” the memo that contained the bribery allegations and details about it. Yet, the apparent failure to share this intelligence with the Internal Revenue Service team assigned to investigate Hunter Biden’s finances. Hunter Biden stands accused by many of being a bagman for his father, the current president Joe Biden.
The Senator asked Weiss a series of questions. He asked when Weiss became “aware of the October 2020 briefing provided by Justice Department and FBI officials to AUSA Wolf and the FBI Baltimore Field Office” where the bribery allegation was discussed. Grassley asked if Weiss was aware of any steps that either entity took to investigate the content of the bribery allegations.
He proceeded to ask why the IRS was excluded from this October meeting where the bribery memo was discussed. He asked whether Weiss’s own probe on Hunter Biden include “the alleged criminal scheme between a foreign national and then-Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden.” Similarly, has Weiss “taken any steps to recover the alleged audio recordings and related evidence referenced in the” bribery memo. Whether Weiss has asked for special status that would grant him charging power in other districts.
Weiss has so far refused to answer most of the lawmakers’ requests for information. Weiss excused his non-responses to the need to safeguard private information of an ongoing investigation. Weiss did, however, clarify one point. He said “[t]o clarify an apparent misperception and to avoid future confusion, I wish to make one point clear: in this case, I have not requested Special Counsel designation” in letter directed to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).