A bombshell revelation was made Thursday when House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith released five new documents from two IRS whistleblowers claiming that the Justice Department had interfered with the investigation into Hunter Biden‘s taxes.
At a press conference, Smith said “whistleblowers claim the Biden Department of Justice is intervening and overstepping when it comes to the investigation of the president’s son.” He accused the DOJ of conducting a “campaign of delay, divulge, and deny.”
House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith goes over the multiple felony charges whistleblowers allege the IRS recommended the DOJ bring against Hunter Biden, noting “$2.2 million in unreported tax on global income … from Ukraine, Romania, and China.”pic.twitter.com/QqwCaj022m
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Gary Shapley, a supervisory special agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation, said the Justice Department provided preferential treatment and unchecked conflicts of interest. He added that since October 2022, IRS CI has taken every opportunity to retaliate against him and his team.
He also said that after the Biden campaign began in April 2020, career DOJ officials began dragging their feet on investigating. Shapley said normal procedures should have been followed, such as executing search warrants and conducting interviews, but IRS leadership deferred to the DOJ.
Shapley said that in August 2020, the team obtained a July 30, 2017, WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to Henry Zhao that said: “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.” Despite this, prosecutors allegedly denied investigators‘ requests to develop a strategy and denied their suggestion to obtain location information to see where the texts were sent from.
US Attorney David Weiss “requested special counsel authority from Main DOJ to charge [Hunter Biden] in the District of Columbia.”
That request was denied by the DOJ.
That meant Hunter wouldn’t face charges for his 2014-2015 tax crimes. pic.twitter.com/otBskjakK1
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In an apparent effort to delay the investigation further, Shapley said a “day of action“ scheduled for December 8th, 2020, was informed to the FBI who then informed secret service headquarters and the Biden transition team the night before, giving them “an opportunity to obstruct the approach on the witnesses.”
Smith said in a statement, “The American people deserve all the facts. They deserve to know if Hunter Biden’s taxes are being treated differently from anyone else’s, and that the investigation into his taxes has been free from political interference. It is our duty to ensure the truth comes out.”