Lawmakers Detail Investigative Lapses in Hunter Biden Probe
House Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Oversight Committees have released a scathing 78-page interim staff report on Tuesday, outlining alleged political interference by the Justice Department (DOJ) during the five-year-long investigation into Hunter Biden. The report, which is the result of testimony from several DOJ officials and IRS whistleblowers, details troubling findings that raise questions about the integrity of the probe and the involvement of the Biden administration.
One of the key findings in the report is that the Justice Department twice prevented United States Attorney David Weiss from bringing stronger charges against Hunter Biden. This interference was reportedly done under the direction of Attorney General Merrick Garland, who also refused to appoint a special counsel in the tax investigation. This decision, according to the committees, could have provided a degree of separation between Joe Biden and his Justice Department.
The report also reveals that Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf stopped questioning about “the big guy,” a reference to Joe Biden, to limit the scope of the investigation. According to testimony, Wolf also cautioned against searching Joe Biden’s guest house in Delaware for evidence against Hunter Biden, citing “optics.” This suggests that the investigation was being manipulated to protect the image of the Biden administration.
Can someone show me where Trump has done anything remotely this lawless?
The Crooks in the Dimocratic Party are protecting one of their own thieves.
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Moreover, the report also sheds light on a disturbing incident in 2017, where Hunter Biden demanded to be paid by a Chinese businessman linked to the Chinese Communist Party while his father, Joe Biden, was sitting right next to him in a room. Investigators wanted to obtain location data to confirm Joe Biden’s presence in the room, but it is uncertain if the FBI obtained this information.
In addition, Hunter Biden’s tax returns revealed that he deducted payments for prostitutes and sex clubs. This raises concerns about potential illegal activities and inappropriate use of taxpayer money.
The investigation into Hunter Biden began as an “offshoot” of an inquiry into a foreign adult platform. However, as the report highlights, there is evidence of broader issues and possible connections to the Bidens that were not fully explored by the Justice Department.
Despite these troubling findings, the committees have also expressed frustration with the Justice Department’s lack of cooperation, noting that relevant documents have still not been fully provided and two Tax Division officials have been prevented from testifying. The committees state that this information is necessary for them to complete their inquiry into potential impeachment proceedings against President Biden.
The report concludes by stating that the committees will continue to gather evidence and assess whether there are sufficient grounds to draft articles of impeachment against President Biden. If the committees find that impeachment is warranted, it would then be up to the full House of Representatives to decide whether to move forward with the process.
This report has once again put the spotlight on the Biden family and their business dealings, as well as raised serious concerns about the impartiality and integrity of the Justice Department under the Biden administration. It remains to be seen how the issues outlined in the report will be addressed and whether the committees will proceed with impeachment proceedings against President Biden.