In response to another question from Grassley, Garland declared that he’s had no discussion with Biden about the ongoing investigation into tax issues related to Hunter Biden.
“The president made abundantly clear in every public statement before and after my nomination that decisions about investigations and prosecutions will be left to the Justice Department,” he said. “That was the reason that I was willing to take on this job. So the answer to your question is no.”
This is a refreshing change from Trump who thought the DoJ was his personal lawyer.