Hearings for president Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, former federal Judge Merrick Garland, will launch Monday while the Justice Department conducts three separate investigations into Biden family.
In Delaware, the U.S. attorney’s office is operating a probe of Hunter Biden’s tax affairs, while the securities fraud unit in the Southern District of New York conducts a broader investigation into the younger Biden’s finances, which feature a wide array of relationships with corrupt foreign businesses, according to Politico. In Pennsylvania, federal prosecutors are examining Joe Biden’s brother, James, over a series of hospital deals.
Whether Garland will refrain from protecting the Biden family from scrutiny is poised to be a primary line of questioning from Republican senators as the nominee finally takes the hot seat.
Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck wrote a letter last week urging Garland commit to keeping Delaware U.S. attorney David Weiss in place. Weiss was the sole exception to Biden’s request for U.S. attorneys appointed under