DOJ tax official says Weiss needed approval from his division before bringing Hunter Biden charges: Transcript

A top official with the DOJ Tax Division told the House Judiciary Committee that now-Special Counsel David Weiss needed approval from his unit at the Justice Department before bringing charges in the Hunter Biden probe, according to a transcript of his interview reviewed by Fox News Digital.

‘ Goldberg explained that in ‘approval prosecution authorization, there is an expectation the case would be brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.’ ‘If it is prosecution with discretion, then the U.S. Attorney’s Office has the ability to decide not to bring the case,’ he said. ‘That is within their purview. They don’t have to come back to the Tax Division.

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