Weiss to Testify Before Congress in November
The transcribed interview of David Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware, is scheduled to take place behind closed doors on November 7, according to a source. Weiss has been requested to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee by Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. Initially, Jordan had requested Weiss to meet with the committee on October 11.
The Role of David Weiss
In August, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel with jurisdiction over the Hunter Biden investigation. This appointment came amidst allegations of political influence on the investigation. Weiss has been leading the investigation since 2018.
Charges Against Hunter Biden
Weiss, in his capacity as special counsel, charged Hunter Biden with multiple offenses related to the purchase and possession of a firearm. Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Impeachment Inquiry and the Speaker Nominee
Weiss’ upcoming interview coincides with the impeachment inquiry against President Biden by House Republicans. The status of the inquiry is uncertain following the removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as House Speaker. Jim Jordan, the current Republican nominee for speaker, is expected to hold a third vote for the position on Friday.