New Questions in Hunter Biden Probe
In a new development in the Hunter Biden probe, House Republicans are requesting interviews with Justice Department officials, including prosecutor Lesley Wolf.
Wolf is the deputy to David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware who is leading the investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Republicans allege that Wolf has frustrated investigators’ efforts to explore leads related to Joe Biden.
He is also the subject of a letter Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, sent to David Weiss, on Sunday. Wolf worked directly beneath Weiss on the Department of Justice and IRS probe into Biden’s overseas business dealings and tax affairs.
“On October 23, 2020, Justice Department and FBI Special Agents from the Pittsburgh Field Office briefed Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf, one of your top prosecutors, and FBI Special Agents from the Baltimore Field Office with respect to the contents of the FBI-generated FD1023 alleging a criminal bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden,” the letter states, citing information from “individuals aware of the meeting.”
“[H]owever, the meeting did not include any IRS agents,” it says. It was two IRS whistleblowers – both are investigators who worked on the agency team investigating Hunter’s tax affairs. IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley, who oversaw the IRS investigation into Hunter, and another unnamed IRS agent testified in a closed-door session to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Shapley and the unnamed IRS agent alleged that Wolf undercut or blocked IRS investigators. Shapley alleged that Wolf instructed him not to pursue veins of investigation that could implicate President Biden, including asking about the identity of the “Big Guy” referenced in an email found on Hunter’s laptop.
Wolf “told us there was more than enough probable cause for the physical search warrant there, but the question was whether the juice was worth the squeeze,” Shapley told the Ways and Means Committee. She said, “there is no way we will get [the warrant] approved,” according to Shapley.
🗣 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚: Senate Republicans are pressing U.S. Attorney David Weiss over unanswered questions in the Joe and Hunter Biden probe.
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