Right from the top, why didn’t Merrick Garland appoint a special counsel for the investigation and possible prosecution of Hunter Biden? The answer is simple. The Hunter case is being presently investigated by a Delaware attorney named David Weiss, who is a Republican appointee of Bill Barr. He is still in office and continuing with investigation whether Hunter Biden committed tax fraud or not. Merrick Garland could have stepped in and taken out the Republican attorney and put in a special counsel in the Hunter Biden case, but he instead has decided to let the Delaware attorney continue with the case. But Merrick Garland put in a special counsel to investigate Donald Trump because of two reasons. First, Trump has announced his candidacy and Joe Biden plans to run for re-election. President Joe Biden is Merrick Garland’s boss, and he felt that he had to recuse himself and take politics out of the game. Garland now has a prosecuting attorney named Jack Smith who is on record of prosecuting both Democrats and Republicans.
Merrick Garland has an extremely large load of cases because of January 6. He has prosecuted many, and more prosecutions to come. Within the last day, a jury in federal court in Washington convicted Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right militia, and one of his subordinates for a plot to keep Donald Trump in power. David Weiss continues on the case.