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“Shoeless Joe” and the Fixing of the Biden Scandal


My column from The Hill regarding the appointment of David Weiss to be special counsel is below. In spite of my enthusiastic support for this nomination I now view Attorney-General Merrick Garland’s performance as Attorney-General as a failure. This decision captures why I have lost faith in his leadership — and why his department is at one of the lowest levels of public trust.

This is the column:

Roughly 100 years ago, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson admitted that, as a player for the Chicago White Sox, he and seven other teammates had intentionally lost the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. When a kid stopped him outside of the grand jury room and asked “It ain’t true, is it, Joe?” Jackson responded “Yes, kid, I’m afraid it is.”

It is not the same old story. After facing allegations of a fixed probe, Attorney General Merrick Garland Shoeless Joe is back in the game.

David Weiss is the new Special Counsel appointed by the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hunter Biden The same level of disbelief was felt by many as the kid from Chicago. This is, after all, the same Weiss who headed an investigation that was trashed by whistleblowers, who alleged that his investigation had…

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