Tue Aug 1, 2023 AT 10:32 AM EDT
A trio of House Republicans are demanding the Department of Justice hand over information pertaining to Hunter Biden’s plea deal, currently on hold after a judge raised concerns last week about the agreement.
Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, James Comer, R-Ky., and Jason Smith, R-Mo., wrote a letter Monday asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to respond to questions about Hunter Biden’s “unusual” plea agreement.
The lawmakers are asking Garland to provide information on other pretrial diversion agreements similar to Biden’s, in addition to “a generalized description of the nature of the Department’s ongoing investigation(s) concerning Hunter Biden.”
They claimed the Justice Department “shifted a broad immunity provision, which benefits Mr. Biden, from the plea agreement to the pretrial diversion agreement apparently to prevent the District Court from being able to scrutinize and reject that immunity provision.” Read Full Story