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Pence says he’s ‘hopeful’ special counsel in Hunter Biden case will proceed without ‘fear or favor’ 

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday he is “hopeful” that the special counsel appointed to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings will proceed without “fear or favor.”

NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Pence on “Meet the Press” whether he approved of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to elevate David Weiss — the Delaware federal prosecutor who has led the investigation into Biden — to special counsel status. The GOP 2024 presidential candidate said he “welcomed” the decision, noting that he is also “comforted” that Congress will continue to investigate.

“The American people have a right to know whether or not President Biden’s family benefited, or that he himself benefited, when he was serving in the job that I had as vice president of the United States in a financial way from foreign nationals,” Pence said.

“These are facts the American people have a right to get to the bottom of,” he added. “I am hopeful that Special Counsel Weiss will do his job without fear or favor, but I have confidence that [Ohio GOP Rep.] Jim Jordan, Congressman [James] Comer, and others will continue to do their job for the American people.”

House Republicans have launched congressional probes into Biden’s business dealings with an aim to connect President Biden to foreign influence while he served as vice president. However, the federal charges against his son stem only from tax and gun charges, which he pleaded not guilty to last month, after a plea agreement deal was put on hold.

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