The US Department of Justice appoints a special prosecutor for the investigation against Hunter Biden

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United States Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Friday the appointment of a special prosecutor for the investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden.

The chosen prosecutor is David Weiss, the federal prosecutor for Delaware who has been leading the investigations into Hunter Biden. This legal expert "will oversee the investigation and decide where, when, and whether to bring charges, and will not be subject to the day-to-day supervision of any department official," Garland specified. 

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Hunter Biden is accused of not properly reporting his taxes in 2017 and 2018, and he has also been charged with a crime related to the possession of a firearm, which is illegal for a person with addictions.

At the end of last month, Hunter withdrew the guilty plea he had agreed to submit during a scheduled hearing, as he wasn't guaranteed to escape all charges against him.

The president's son decided to plead not guilty after the judge presiding over the case questioned the validity of the plea agreement in which he acknowledged his guilt in the two charges against him.

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What seemed to be closing with this agreement ended up with the president's son changing his plea to not guilty, as his total immunity wasn't assured.

The hearing concluded with Biden changing his plea after a dramatic session filled with interruptions and changes of position.

Although this agreement includes tax offenses, weapons possession, or drug use, it does not exempt Biden from other potential investigations against him.