DOJ prosecutor accused of limiting questions on Biden during Hunter probe expected to appear for deposition
John Elias, a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor accused of limiting questions on former Vice President Joe Biden during a probe into his son, Hunter, is expected to appear for a deposition for the DOJ Inspector General (IG) on Wednesday. The IG’s office is currently conducting an investigation into the anti-trust division of the department to examine whether the prosecutors acted improperly in its pursuit of the probe.
According to multiple sources, the IG has sought to have Elias, a career line attorney in the anti-trust division, answer questions. Among those questions include whether in the course of the investigation, he had discussions about Hunter Biden or any other events related to the then-presidential election.
The IG also wants to know if Elias sought to limit questioning of Biden and other Democratic candidates during the investigation.
Elias is the only DOJ official to be named in the IG’s probe. It’s unclear if other DOJ officials or political appointees have been or will be questioned.
Elias is expected to appear voluntarily for the deposition and is not expected to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.