This is the part of a White House cabinet job that most would hate, one would assume…
Going in the political lion’s den…..
While the topic of Hunter Biden came up from Republican Senator’s?
It appears that Donald Trump did NOT…..
Attorney General Merrick Garland pledged Wednesday that the U.S. Attorney pursuing a criminal probe of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden has broad independence to pursue appropriate charges, including bringing a case outside of the prosecutor’s base in Delaware if that’s necessary.
Testifying at a Senate oversight hearing, Garland was pressed by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to promise that U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss won’t face bureaucratic obstacles if he decides that Hunter Biden should be prosecuted outside his home state.
“The U.S. attorney has been advised that he has full authority to make those referrals you’re talking about or to bring cases in other districts if he needs to do that,” Garland said. “He has been advised that he should get anything he needs….I have not heard anything from that office that suggests they are not able to do anything that the U.S. attorney wants them to do.”…
Democrats also used the hearing to cajole Garland for support for their key issues, with Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) railing against social media companies for enabling drug trafficking and dangerous behavior by teenagers.
“This is out of hand,” Durbin told the attorney general. The chair also bemoaned the influence of the 1996 law known as Section 230, which gives online platforms broad immunity from being sued over content third parties post online and from being sued over the adequacy of their efforts to police that content.
“I think Section 230 has become a suicide pact. We are basically saying you are absolved from liability, make money and deaths result from it,” Durbin said.
Garland called the situation Durbin described “horrible,” but was careful to limit his specific criticism to the role social media plays in drug dealing.
“We do have to do something to force them to provide information to search their own platforms for drugs,” the attorney general said….
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