Johnson Presses AG Garland Over His Involvement in Hunter Biden Investigation
Garland said he didn’t “recollect the answer” when asked if he’d had personal contact with anyone at the FBI about the Hunter Biden investigation
Washington, September 20, 2023
Tags: Rule of Law
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Mike Johnson questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland over his alleged involvement in Special Counsel David Weiss’ investigation into Hunter Biden during a House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning oversight of the Department of Justice.
Johnson asked Garland, under oath, if he’d “talked to anyone at FBI Headquarters about the Hunter Biden investigation?" Garland said, "I don't recollect the answer to that."
Johnson went on to ask Garland if he had any discussions with Special Counsel Weiss about the Hunter Biden investigation. Garland said, “Under oath, my testimony today is, I promised the Senate that I would not intrude in the investigation. I do not intend to discuss internal Justice Department deliberations, whether or not I had them.”
Watch Johnson’s full questioning here.
Before the hearing, Johnson joined Fox News’ Fox & Friends to preview the hearing and explain why 65% of Americans have a negative view of the Department of Justice under Merrick Garland’s leadership.