An IRS whistleblower said on Wednesday that two political appointees of the Biden administration working for the Justice Dept. are trying to suppress charges directed at Hunter Biden for tax offenses despite recommendations. The whistleblower claimed the appointees are participating in “preferential treatment and politics.”
The DOJ is looking into Hunter for tax fraud, money laundering, and breaking lobbying rules. David Weiss, a U.S. prosecutor nominated by Trump, has been debating for months whether there is enough evidence for the grand jury to prosecute him.
The whistleblower has reportedly claimed political involvement in the investigation to the top watchdog at the Justice Department, and according to his lawyer, Mark Lytle, his client wants to talk with congressional investigators to confirm those assertions.
In a letter that Just the News was able to get, it is stated that “The IRS agent has… communicated his concerns with both the Treasury Dept. Inspector General for the Tax Administration, and the Justice Dept. Inspector General Michael Horowitz.”
“In particular, the agent has provided proof that despite career investigators’ advice to do so and the approval of career prosecutors in the DOJ tax division, there are at least two Biden DOJ appointed officials in U.S. lawyers’ offices that are refusing to pursue a tax indictment against Hunter Biden.”
The whistleblower further claims that Weiss requested to be named a special counsel in the investigation in order to put some distance between the investigation and Joe Biden. It appears the request was declined.
The accusations come at a time when the grand jury seems to have started meeting as early as May 2019, according to a secret subpoena delivered to JPMorgan Chase bank. Hunter and James Biden’s bank records were the subject of the subpoena.
The New York Times claims that Hunter has made an effort to resolve the DOJ investigation. Hunter paid a $1 million unpaid IRS tax debt in 2021 to avoid being found guilty and receiving a lengthy sentence. Hunter’s defense could profit from the cash.
President Joe Biden might be a target of the Hunter investigation. According to reports, a witness who testified in front of the jury was asked to name the “big guy.” The phrase “Big Guy” refers to a partnership between the Biden family, and their friends, in addition to CEFC China Energy Co., in which Joe Biden would own a 10% financial position. Hunter received a $1 million legal retainer from CEFC as well.
In order to pay for the legal services, James Biden insisted on being paid in March 2018. He also gave CEFC “wiring directions” to move the money to Hudson West III LLC, a business that he and Hunter owned.
The Biden family received a combined $1.3 million cut in 2017 from a business associate of the Biden family who received a $3 million wire payment from CEFC, according to House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY). Joe Biden wrongly denied the $1.3 million China payment, but Hunter has verified it.
Comer thinks Joe Biden’s family members received the $1.3 million in exchange for his favors. Comer told Bloomberg in March that “we think that the reason the family was getting this money was because of favors that Joe Biden performed as vice president and possibly as president.”