WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney David Weiss was appointed special counsel in the ongoing probe of the president's son Hunter Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday. Weiss, who was already overseeing the Hunter Biden probe and is based in Delaware, asked to be appointed special counsel on Tuesday and Garland agreed it was "in the public interest" to do so, the attorney general said. Hunter Biden agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges related to his failure to pay income taxes earlier this year. Hunter Biden leaves the courthouse in Wilmington, Del., on July 26. "The Biden Justice Department is trying to stonewall congressional oversight as we have presented evidence to the American people about the Biden family’s corruption," Comer said.