A Politico report revealed that Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss waited until after the election to seek search warrants in the Hunter Biden tax probe. A situation that prevented the United States and the world from learning about the inquiries against the son of then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Weiss began his investigation in 2018, but last summer decided to hold off on seeking warrants or issuing grand jury subpoenas so as not to influence the election.
The prosecutor began investigating Hunter Biden’s business dealings with China and Ukraine in 2018, as well as possible money laundering. He then turned his attention to whether he paid taxes on all of his income.
Weiss is a Republican appointed in 2018 to his position permanently by former President Donald Trump. According to the report, he halted the investigation process because he feared the public would become politicized.
“Weiss’s decision to avoid revealing the investigation in a highly charged political atmosphere — a move that might have boosted Donald Trump’s campaign, even at the cost of politicizing the probe — was consistent with his sober-minded approach to his job, said people familiar with Weiss’s career.” Politico notes.
It should be recalled that in December 2020, it first became known that Hunter Biden was under tax investigation after his father was declared the winner of the election.
“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter said in a statement at the time.