Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) hammered Attorney General Merrick Garland during a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Gaetz grilled Garland with questions regarding Democrat President Joe Biden’s relations with China.
The congressman then stopped the show with a critical question about Jan. 6.
AG GARLAND REFUSES TO ANSWER:
• Can you guarantee the people buying Hunter Biden’s “art” aren’t doing so to gain political favors from the Bidens?
• Did the Biden DOJ dissolve the Trump-era China Initiative as a result of Hunter’s Chinese business deals?
• On January 6th,… pic.twitter.com/uqiVkjgOVL
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 20, 2023
GAETZ: “Are you saying that North Korea has the same malign influence risk to the United States as the Chinese Communist Party?
“Because here’s what it looks like.
“It looks like the Chinese gave all this money to the Bidens and then you guys came in and got rid of the China initiative and it was successful.
“I saw one rationale that you guys got rid of the China initiative because it was racial profiling.”
GARLAND: “There are a lot of questions that you just asked. Let me start with the first one about North Korea.
“North Korea is a dangerous actor, both kinetically and with respect to cyber.”
GAETZ: “But not on par with China. Okay, it’s unserious to suggest-”
GARLAND: “May I answer your question or-”
GAETZ: “Answer the question about whether or not you know about all the millions of dollars-”
GARLAND: “You don’t want me to answer about North Korea.”
GAETZ: “I already know the answer, and so does everyone.
“They’re not the same risk as China.
“So let’s get on to serious questions and serious answers.
“Do you know about the money that moved through Rob Walker’s shell companies, yes or no?”
GARLAND: “As I have said repeatedly, I have left these matters to Mr. Weiss.
“I have not intruded. I have not interfered.”
GAETZ: “I got to get to this one thing on January 6.
“So did the FBI lose count of the number of paid informants on January 6?”
GARLAND: “Let me answer your question about China.”
GAETZ: “No, I want you to answer this question.
“I only get 5 minutes.
“You’ve already sort of I think screwed the pooch on China.
“On January 6th, did you lose count of the number of federal assets?
“Did you lose count and order an audit?”