Former top federal national security prosecutor Andy McCarthy says it’s time for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to get out of the way and let someone else handle investigations into both Joe and Hunter Biden.
In an op-ed published Thursday at The Hill, McCarthy, who led the prosecutions against the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, laid out what he called a “bulletproof” case for Garland appointing a special counsel to investigate disturbing allegations of potential corruption possibly involving the president and his son.
“The undeniable facts are that (a) there is a bulletproof case for the appointment of a special counsel under regulations that are supposed to bind the Justice Department, and (b) if the shoe were on the other foot, there is no way Democrats would indulge the pleas of a Republican attorney general,” McCarthy wrote.
The author of the 2019 book “Ball of Collusion,” a detailed account of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, admitted that he “despise[s]” the concept of an independent prosecutor. But, he reasoned, as the number of troubling revelations stemming from Hunter Biden’s authenticated laptop grows containing references to shady international business deals, the Biden Justice Department should avoid all possibilities of appearing politicized or otherwise seen as interfering in the probe.
As The Daily Wire notes:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware is currently investigating Hunter Biden, reportedly over tax issues that may involve huge, unreported payments from foreign sources while his father was vice president. David Weiss, the top federal prosecutor in the Delaware office, was an appointee of former President Trump.
“We put the investigation into the hands of a Trump appointee from the previous administration, the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, and because you have me as attorney general who is committed to the independence of the justice department from any influence from the White House in criminal matters,” Garland testified during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
But McCarthy, who noted “millions of dollars allegedly poured into the Biden family, not just the president’s son, from foreign sources tied to notoriously corrupt governments (Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mexico) and authoritarian regimes that are hostile to the United States (China and Russia),” called Garland’s assurances “specious.”
“Trust in Garland is not the issue,” McCarthy wrote. “The conflict, and straightforward application of the regulation, take the matter out of the attorney general’s hands. It is in the public interest to have a lawyer from outside the president’s own Justice Department lead the investigation of the president’s son — and perhaps the president’s own conduct.”
“The longer Biden’s attorney general fights that reality, the more it increases suspicion that the president’s hands may not be clean,” McCarthy added.