DOJ tax official says Weiss needed approval from his division before bringing Hunter Biden charges: Transcript
DOJ Tax Official:
Yes, any criminal charges against Hunter Biden would need to go through a rigorous approval process within the Tax Division before moving forward. The reviewing Attorney would need to assess whether there was sufficient evidence to establish that a crime had been committed and that the evidence was sufficient to prove the elements of the alleged charge. Furthermore, the review Attorney would also need to assess whether any additional steps (i.e., additional investigation, negotiation with the target, charging documents, etc.) would be necessary or would assist in the overall effectiveness of the prosecution. If there were any questions or concerns raised during the review process, they would need to be addressed and resolved before those criminal charges could be finalized.