Jonathan Turley: Garland’s Action Leaves No Alternative To Biden Impeachment Inquiry

Fox News contributor and legal scholar Professor Jonathan Turley believes that the attorney general’s failure to investigate the Biden family’s corruption properly has left Congress with no alternative but an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.


In an opinion piece published on Thursday, Turley argued that Garland’s appointment of David Weiss as Special Counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation broke the DOJ’s guideline. The law professor also noted that Weiss could use his appointment as special counsel as an excuse to obstruct Congressional investigation into the Bidens.
“Congress will have a more difficult time getting answers out of Weiss because he can claim he is engaged in an ongoing special counsel investigation, and he can use the eventual special counsel report as much to defend his own actions as to detail any potential crimes,” Turley wrote.
Turley noted that Garland failed to extend the special counsel’s authority to include influence-peddling allegations against the Bidens despite mounting evidence against the president.
“While Garland seems incapable of imagining any crime involving the president, he has made a conclusive — if unintended — case for an impeachment inquiry,” Turley wrote. “With the investigative impediments created by the Weiss appointment and by Garland’s refusal to expressly extend the special counsel’s mandate to the allegations of Biden family influence-peddling, there is little choice but to commence an impeachment inquiry.”


The law professor also noted that the Biden administration’s continuous effort to hide information from the House is another reason Congress could be forced to open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
“With the current state of the Hunter Biden investigation and the baffling conduct of Attorney General Garland, there is no alternative for the House but to launch the impeachment inquiry,” Truly concluded.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told Fox Business News on Tuesday that Congress could launch an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden if the president’s administration continues to obstruct the Congressional investigation into the Bidens.


“The thing that holds up whether we do impeachment inquiry, provide us the documents we’re asking,” McCarthy added. “The whole determination here is how the Bidens handled this. If they provide us the documents, there wouldn’t be a need for impeachment inquiry. But if they withhold the documents and fight like they have now to not provide to the American public what they deserve to know, we will move forward with impeachment inquiry when we come back into session.”