The idea that an investigation involving a presidential candidate should remain under wraps until there’s an indictment or something meaningful isn’t crazy. There’s an argument to be made for transparency in investigations involving politicians and another argument for not jumping the gun with nonsense investigations that never lead anywhere but just exist to tear down a presidential candidate.
Like say the 10,000 investigations targeting Trump.
The problem, as usual, is the double standard in which any Trump investigations are leaked and broadcast all over the place while investigations involving Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders’ wife are kept under wraps and then quietly buried in the dead of night.
You can guess, without straining any of your guessing muscles too hard, which category the Hunter Biden investigation belongs to.
Last summer, federal officials in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden faced a dilemma. The probe had reached a point where prosecutors could have sought search warrants and issued a flurry of grand jury subpoenas. Some officials involved in the case wanted to do just that. Others urged caution. They advised Delaware’s U.S. Attorney, David Weiss, to avoid taking any actions that could alert the public to the existence of the case in the middle of a presidential election.
“To his credit, he listened,” said a person involved in the discussions, reported here for the first time. Weiss decided to wait, averting the possibility that the investigation would become a months-long campaign issue.
Now there’s a big difference between not leaking word of an investigation, and stifling it by not pursuing search warrants. Especially as it gave the Biden team more time to conduct a cover-up. Especially when all of this is being done to protect a political campaign.
Federal authorities showed no such discretion when carrying on raids, search warrants, press releases, etc involving Trump associates.