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5,700 views • August 11, 2023

NTD Evening News (Aug. 11): Special Counsel Appointed in Hunter Biden Probe; Hawaii Wildfires: Up to 1,000 People Still Missing

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Aug. 11 the appointment of U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel in the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation of first son Hunter Biden. Mr. Weiss, the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, was asked to lead the department’s investigation of Mr. Biden in February 2021. That investigation led to charges being filed against the first son in June, including two violations of failure to pay income tax and one violation of unlawful possession of a firearm. District Judge Tanya Chutkan opposed the request by prosecutors to bar former President Donald Trump from revealing non-sensitive evidence provided to him by the prosecutors ahead of the trial on whether he conspired to illegally obstruct the counting of the 2020 electoral votes. As many as 1,000 people are still missing on Hawaii’s Maui island amid the ongoing wildfires and can't be contacted, officials said. So far, 55 deaths have been confirmed owing to the fast-spreading wildfires, which have scorched through large swathes of land, according to a Maui County news release published Thursday.
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