Rep. Jim Jordan said on Thursday night that three House committees will cooperate in a rare and significant investigation into whistleblower claims that the Justice Department took unprecedented measures to obstruct President Joe Biden’s son’s criminal tax investigation.
Jordan stated that the Judiciary Committee he chairs will collaborate with the Oversight Committee chaired by Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., and the House Ways and Means Committee chaired by Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., to request transcripts of interviews with the three U.S. Attorneys, DOJ tax division lawyers, FBI and IRS agents, and three U.S. Attorneys who operated the Hunter case. The three demanded accessibility to the witnesses in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“I think the Attorney General, and (Delaware U.S. Attorney) David Weiss, and some of these other people that we’ve now asked to talk to, we’re looking forward to getting the chance to interview those and see what they have to say,” Jordan told reporters.
The Ways and Means Committee’s dramatic publication of whistleblower testimony from IRS Supervisory Agent Gary Shapley last week served as the impetus for the joint investigation.
Hunter’s tax investigation was led by Shapley, who also accused the Biden-appointed U.S. attorneys in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles of engaging in significant and unusual political interference in the case by refusing to prosecute Biden for serious tax offenses that date back to 2014 despite career prosecutors’ advice. These allegations included the hindering of witnesses, the denial of search warrants, and inquiries and decisions about the prosecution of Biden.
Shapley and his attorneys explained upon their congressional testimony within an interview, claiming that between 2014 and 2019, Hunter Biden failed to declare around $8.2 million in earnings and pay $2.2 million in taxes to the federal government, including foreign funds from the contentious Burisma Holdings energy company in Ukraine.
Hunter Biden allegedly hid revenue in 2014 by passing it off as loans at least connected to Burisma, according to Shapley. “It’s a pretty classic tax evasion scheme, and it was for the purpose of not paying taxes on this income,” Shapley claimed.
As a decorated 14-year veteran of significant IRS cases, Shapley was deemed credible by lawmakers, according to Jordan. His simultaneous testimony to Congress also casts serious doubt on Garland’s earlier assertion that Delaware prosecutor Weiss was free to charge Hunter with whatever crime he saw fit without intrusion.
“Somebody’s not telling the truth. And it sure doesn’t look like it’s the whistleblower,” according to Jordan. “I think he’s with the IRS like 14 years. He is credible, I think, in so many ways. He handled some of the biggest international tax fraud cases at the agency. So the things he’s told us just do not correspond with what Merrick Garland said.”
“Mr. Shapley was recording these after meetings, contemporaneously putting this down and memorializing this, putting this into memos, sending these emails to some of his other agents on the case. So I think he seems very, very credible, and a strong whistleblower, a strong witness,” Jordan continued.
Federal prosecutor Leslie Wolf, who was described by Shapley and another IRS whistleblower as having informed agents all the way back in 2020 they weren’t able to take specific actions to investigate Joe or Hunter, is of interest in particular to legislators, according to Jordan.
“She’s the one who said, you know, cancel the search warrant that they were wanting to do. She’s the one who said you can’t ask when you’re interviewing people. You can’t ask about President Biden, you can’t use the term the ‘Big Guy,'” Jordan revealed.
Hunter Biden was allegedly recommended for many felonies by the IRS, according to whistleblowers, on Thursday, according to House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO).
The probe into Hunter Biden’s dealings began in November 2018 as a result of a related IRS investigation.
“The investigation was in the ordinary course of work at the IRS. It was not ordered by any individual, any chairman or any political entity,” according to Rep. Smith.
Hunter Biden was recommended to face the following charges by the IRS:
- Tax evasion or deception attempts which are felonies.
- False statements or fraud which are also felonies.
- Willful neglect to provide information, file returns, or pay taxes.
The estimated $2.2 million in unreported global income tax from Ukraine, Romania, and China, totaling $17.3 million from 2014 to 2019, is covered by these tax offenses.
“Mr. Biden personally received $8.3 million,” Rep. Smith continued.
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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Hunter received a preferential deal from Joe Biden’s crooked DOJ instead of being charged with felonies for tax evasion and making false statements to the government. Two misdemeanor charges against Hunter for unpaid taxes from 2017 and 2018 were brought against him.
On Tuesday, news website Trending Politics published fresh details about the dubious international strategy that Hunter Biden used to cheat millions of dollars in taxes.
In the House Ways and Means Committee’s revealed testimony of Hunter Biden’s business dealings, the second whistleblower, an anonymous lead IRS case agent, detailed the intricate tax evasion plot allegedly involving Hunter Biden.
According to the whistleblower, Hunter intentionally avoided paying millions in taxes. The complex scheme reportedly included the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, where Hunter was a board member, and an associate from a Chinese business.