Garland’s Job on the Line as McCarthy Sets Date for Impeachment Hearing


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said that the House GOP may initiate an impeachment investigation against U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland, who is embroiled in a scandal. The investigation is based on the accuracy of IRS Criminal Supervisory Agent Gary A. Shapley Jr.’s claim that U.S. attorney David Weiss was looking to appoint an independent special counsel to oversee the Department of Justice’s Hunter Biden investigation.

McCarthy tweeted on Sunday: “We must get to the truth, which includes reconciling these obvious disparities.” “U.S. Attorney David Weiss is required to provide answers to House Judiciary Committee.” “If the allegations of the whistleblowers are true, it will be an important part of a wider impeachment investigation into Merrick Garland’s weaponization at the DOJ.”

Shapley claimed Weiss told him in an October meeting he could not press charges against Hunter Biden without the permission of the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. Garland, however, has stated that Weiss “had complete authority to make decisions on his own.”

Shapley’s legal team released a statement in which they named six witnesses who were present at the meeting of October to support Weiss.

In a statement, Shapley’s lawyers said that U.S. Attorney David Weiss had told six witnesses in a meeting held at the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office on October 7, 2022, that he did have authority to prosecute in other districts, and therefore requested special counsel status. “Those six witnesses include Baltimore FBI Special Agent in charge Tom Sobocinski, Assistant Special Agent in charge Ryeshia Holey, IRS Assistant Special Agent in charges Gary Shapley and Darrell Waldon. They also independently and simultaneously corroborated Mr. Shapley’s account in an e-mail, now publicly available as Exhibit 10 following p.148 of his testimonies transcript.”

Shapley does not know why Weiss made these statements if they were false. His legal team says that because his statement is corroborated, it’s up to Weiss and Justice Department to reconcile his evidence and statements from October 7, 2022, with statements contrary to those by Mr. Weiss or the Attorney General before Congress.

Brian Kilmeade, the co-host of Fox News’s Fox & Friends on Monday morning asked Kevin McCarthy if recent events in the Biden cases of corruption would lead to impeachment procedures. McCarthy provided a date when the impeachment investigation could start.

He snidely replied, “Well, it appears you don’t follow my tweets,” “because yesterday, I made it very clear that by July 6, due to the IRS allegations, the whistleblowers, and the things [Garland] says privately, are two separate things. If the IRS whistleblower is right, then we will start an impeachment inquiry against the attorney general.