The Biden administration is facing allegations that it is obstructing justice and protecting Hunter Biden from criminal charges.
A letter from the lawyer of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal supervisory special agent has been sent to leaders of both parties in Congress, claiming that the federal government’s investigation into Hunter Biden is being corrupted by lies and politics.
The letter claims that the agent has already made “legally protected disclosures internally at the IRS, through counsel to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and to the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General,” and that these disclosures “contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee.”
The letter also alleges that there has been “preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected.”
In response, House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R–KY) has said, “The Biden administration may be obstructing justice by blocking efforts to charge Hunter Biden for tax violations.”
The criminal investigation into Hunter Biden is being led by Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss. The Washington Post reported in October that federal agents believed they had sufficient evidence to charge the younger Biden with tax crimes and a false statement related to a gun purchase, but a decision to file charges would be left up to Weiss.
However, Attorney General Merrick Garland has said that he has “pledged not to interfere with that investigation,” and he has “carried through on my pledge”.
Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress are conducting their own investigations into the Biden family, raising further concerns about corruption extending beyond Hunter. On the House side, the Oversight Committee has gained access to suspicious activity reports (SARs) for the Biden family and their associates’ business transactions.
Hunter Biden has said he expects to be cleared of wrongdoing, but the allegations of preferential treatment and obstruction of justice have left many questioning the integrity of the investigation.
The Biden administration must now address the allegations of obstruction, and Congress must take a firm stance against any form of corruption if it is to preserve the public’s faith in the rule of law.