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Hunter Biden whistleblower testimony suggests DOJ interfered in probe

Jun 27, 2023

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Did President Biden’s Justice Department obstruct the investigation into Hunter Biden? An IRS whistleblower told the House Ways and Means Committee that the DOJ slow-walked the probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax schemes.

Straight Arrow News contributor Ben Weingarten says the IRS whistleblower’s testimony suggests the DOJ used its massive power to run interference for the president and his family.

Last week the Bidens thought they were burying the story of Hunter Biden’s criminality, and with it, the Biden family’s extensive international influence-peddling operation, with the announcement of a sweetheart plea deal.

The president’s debaucherous and drug-addicted son, the seeming bag-man, copped to two tax-related misdemeanors, that could have been felonies, and a felony gun charge for which he’ll avoid jail time under a diversion program that he should have been totally ineligible for; the kind of agreement seemingly violating DOJ policies and practices that mere mortals — let alone Donald Trump Jr. — could never expect to get.

That agreement was made even more egregious by the myriad other crimes Hunter Biden has been implicated in, ranging from FARA violations to money laundering, bribery, drug and prostitution-related charges and even human trafficking. Yet because of stunning allegations about the sweetheart process preceding the sweetheart deal, now the Biden scandals may not be going away.

Last week the Biden’s thought they were burying the story of Hunter Biden’s criminality and with it the Biden family’s extensive international influence peddling operation. With the announcement of a sweetheart plea deal, the President’s debaucherous and drug addicted son the seeming bag man cop to two tax related misdemeanors, that could have been felonies and a felony gun charge for which who avoid jail time under a diversion program that he should have been totally ineligible for the kind of agreement seemingly violating DOJ policies and practices than mere mortals let alone Donald Trump Jr. Could never expect to get that agreement was made even more egregious by the myriad other crimes Hunter Biden has been implicated in ranging from fair evaluations to money laundering, bribery, drug and prostitution related charges and even human trafficking, yet because of stunning allegations about the sweetheart process preceding the sweetheart deal. Now the Biden scandals may not be going away. sworn testimony by Gary Shapley, a supervisory special agent for the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, which investigated Hunter Biden only for Shapley his team to face reprisals, including being taken off the case for blowing the whistle on misconduct associated with it. cracks open further scandals, indicating not only that Hunter should have been charged infinitely more harshly than he was, but that FBI and DOJ officials obstructed the investigation into him, one that could have on earth far more pervasive and dangerous criminality, including perhaps by the president himself, Shapley. His testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Democrat members of which unanimously voted against ever releasing shows that the DOJ dragged its feet on the Hunter Biden investigation started five years ago at every turn, especially after Joe Biden became the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee in 2020. In September 2020, after sharply noted, investigators obtained bombshell evidence linking Jota hunters business with Chinese Communist Party tied individuals meriting a search of the guest house at Joe’s Delaware home or Hunter live for a period Delaware’s Assistant US Attorney Lesley wolf suggested that while there was more than enough probable cause for the physical search warrant there in chat please telling there was no way to get such a search warrant approved. shepway says quote prosecutors even wanted to remove Hunter Biden’s name from search warrants and document requests. DOJ tax line attorney Jack Morgan said doing it without Hunter Biden’s name would probably still get us in quote most of the data we saw it. I’ve never been part of an investigation Shapley says we’re only getting most of the data was considered sufficient. shepway suggests the DOJ also killed the Pharaoh related pursuit of Hunter Biden in nixing a relevant search warrant. Shapley says prosecutors kept Hunter Biden’s notorious laptop from investigators. It is unknown if all the evidence in the laptop was reviewed by agents or by prosecutor Shapley says the decision to withhold the laptop from IRS agents is unprecedented in his experience. Among the most explosive claims by Shapley is this, based on guidance provided by the prosecutors on a recurring basis to not look into anything related to President Biden. There is no way of knowing if evidence of other criminal activity existed concerning Hunter Biden or President Biden. Not only that, but after the election in December 2020. When the investigation was set to accelerate, FBI headquarters blew up the operation. It tipped to Secret Service and Biden’s Transition Team off to investigators plan to interview Hunter and 11 others the day before that interview was to happen. His lawyers called investigators to tell them he would not be interviewing, nor would 10 of the other planned interview subjects. That month. IRS investigators also wanted to get a search warrant for a storage unit where many of Hunter’s key business documents were likely stored. And USA wolf seemingly came to the Biden’s rescue again. Tipping hunters lawyers off to the unit’s existence. A clear indication of preferential treatment of Hunter Biden says Shapley despite the obstruction. Wolf and others supposedly supported charging Hunter Biden for felony tax evasion and false returns in 2014 18 and 19, and failure to file or pay for 2015 16 and 17. Yet the charges had to be brought in Washington DC and California where they occurred in both venues. Biden appointed US Attorney said no ag Merrick Garland allegedly rejected the Delaware US attorney’s request to be granted special counsel authority, which would have allowed him to bring the charges. Garland would seemingly perjure himself before Congress on this point. Shapley notes that the alleged 2014 and 15 related offenses committed in DC quote included foreign income from Burisma and a scheme to evade his income taxes through partnership with a convicted felon. There are also potential fairer issues relating to 2014 and 15. The purposeful exclusion of the 2014 and 2015 years sanitize the most substantial criminal conduct and concealed material facts. Hunter Biden’s never reported hundreds of 1000s of dollars in Burisma income and there’s no enforcement mechanism to collect tax on it now, as the statute of limitations has expired. This testimony comes from

someone who appears to be eminently credible experience and a political. There is no reward for me for becoming a whistleblower so sharply the only one for me is to not be fired or arrested or retaliated against. He says, quote, the criminal tax investigation of Hunter Biden has been handled differently than any investigation I’ve ever been a part of, for the past 14 years of my IRS service with decisions at every stage benefiting the subject. Chef we concluded, quote, I could not fathom that the United States Attorney’s Office or DOJ tax were in the wrong after I wrap my mind around the fact that they were not infallible I started to sleep better. My choice was to turn a blind eye to their malfeasance and not sleep or to put myself in the crosshairs by doing the right thing. My conscience chose the latter. Thank God one person in Washington still has a conscience. Now justice must be done.

 

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