House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan confronted Attorney General Merrick Garland in a hearing, pressing him on why potential charges against Hunter Biden related to his involvement with Burisma were allowed to lapse. Jordan pointed out that the Department of Justice allowed the statute of limitations to expire on any potential tax crimes Biden may have committed during that period. Garland avoided directly addressing Jordan’s questions, instead referring to future statements by Special Counsel David Weiss.
Jordan detailed the sequence of events, emphasizing Biden’s unqualified position at Burisma and President Biden’s alleged involvement in pressuring the company’s prosecutor. Jordan questioned why the DOJ allowed the statute of limitations to expire for the tax years associated with Burisma income.
Despite Jordan’s inquiries, Garland maintained that Mr. Weiss, an appointee of President Trump, was overseeing the investigation and would address the matter in the forthcoming public report.
Jordan pressed further, highlighting that a tolling agreement had been in place but was intentionally allowed to lapse. He demanded to know who made this decision and why.
Jordan asserted that the Burisma case implicates the President and goes directly to the White House. The investigation centers on Hunter Biden’s role at Burisma and President Biden’s actions in pressuring the removal of a prosecutor in Ukraine.
Garland faced questions on various topics throughout the hearing, including allegations of a two-tiered justice system benefiting the Biden family. The Judiciary Committee continues its investigation into potential politicization within the DOJ during the Biden administration, including claims made by IRS whistleblowers regarding the handling of Hunter Biden’s case.