DOJ accused of ‘witness intimidation’ following bombshell report on efforts to stifle IRS


The top Republican investigating Biden family corruption is outraged at a new report revealing that Hunter Biden‘s legal team urged the Department of Justice to prosecute IRS whistleblowers accusing the department of giving him ‘special treatment.’

According to correspondence obtained by the New York Times, Special Counsel David Weiss did not plan to charge the president’s son with any tax crimes until after two IRS whistleblowers came forward alleging illegal politicization of Hunter’s case.

In addition, the report states that Hunter’s legal team were disgruntled at the IRS agents who ‘affected the deal’ that fell apart in court last month – in part due to the allegations brought to light by the agents. 

As a result, Hunter’s lawyers ‘contended to the Justice Department that by disclosing details about the investigation to Congress, they broke the law and should be prosecuted.’

‘Biden family attorneys are now pushing the Biden DOJ to prosecute IRS whistleblowers for sharing information with Congress,’ House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer fumed in response to the report.

‘These brave whistleblowers testified under oath and deserve protection. This witness intimidation is unacceptable,’ he continued on Twitter, now known as ‘X.’

Attorneys for the whistleblowers said that if it weren’t for their ‘courageous actions’ Hunter would never have been charged at all.

Comer, R-Ky., told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ that Republicans are ‘facing obstruction like has never been demonstrated in the history of congressional investigations.’

‘Not only are we being obstructed by the Biden legal team, we’re being obstructed by the Department of Justice. We’re being obstructed by the FBI, by the Secret Service, by the IRS, by the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee. And the next question is will we be obstructed by the new Special Counsel David Weiss investigating this.’

As for next steps in the GOP probe, they will be focused on nailing down the Biden family’s overseas accounts. 

‘We’ve heard a report from a whistleblower that there are overseas accounts and we’re going to be working with the Ways and Means Committee to try to get those overseas accounts,’ he pledged.

The committee announced last week it is seeking records from the National Archives revealing Joe Biden’s use of pseudonyms to discuss his activities related to Ukraine with his son Hunter during his time as vice president. 

According to the New York Times, four years into Weiss’ five-year investigation, Weiss determined he did not have enough evidence to charge the president’s son.

During negotiations with Hunter’s lawyers earlier this year, Weiss reportedly was working on a deal where Hunter would not have to plead guilty to any charges at all – including misdemeanors. 

At the same time, whistleblower Gary Shapley came forward and alleged that DOJ in Washington, D.C., and California had refused to indict Hunter due to ‘political pressures’ and the president’s son received ‘special treatment.’

And only a few days later, Weiss then changed his tune and wanted Hunter to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges, according to the New York Times.

That was the plan, until the deal blew up spectacularly in court last month.

Hunter appeared in federal court on July 26 prepared to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and walk away with just a slap on the wrist and no prison time. Republicans slammed as a ‘sweetheart deal’ that Biden’s DOJ put together to protect the president’s son.

However, after Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned the ‘diversion agreement’ of Hunter’s plea deal – a clause that gave him blanket immunity for a wide range of other potential charges, including illegal foreign lobbying – the deal blew up spectacularly. 

Noreika dismissed the charges in Delaware after requests from the prosecution last week. 

In addition, Attorney General Merrick Garland promoted Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss – the main Hunter prosecutor – to special counsel status earlier this month. 

As a result, DOJ lawyers are not planning to enter into a new plea deal with the president’s son anytime soon, and he is likely to head to trial for tax and gun crimes following the appointment of the special counsel.

Hunter’s attorney Abbe Lowell slammed prosecutors for changing their decision ‘on the fly standing up in court’ and also pledged that the DOJ will find ‘no new evidence’ against the president’s son.

Garland’s decision to promote Weiss to special counsel comes after recent whistleblower allegations that Hunter received ‘special treatment’ during the criminal probe.

IRS agents Joe Ziegler and Gary Shapley testified under oath to House Republicans that their investigation ‘supported felony and misdemeanor tax charges,’ which were ultimately not brought against the president’s son Hunter due to political pressures.

Weiss tried to bring felony charges against him in Washington, D.C., they said, but was blocked by the district’s top federal prosecutor Matthew Graves, a Biden appointee.

Comer, R-Ky., told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo on 'Sunday Morning Futures' that Republicans are 'facing obstruction like has never been demonstrated in the history of congressional investigations'

Comer, R-Ky., told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ that Republicans are ‘facing obstruction like has never been demonstrated in the history of congressional investigations’

Attorney General Merrick Garland promoted Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss - the main Hunter prosecutor - to special counsel status on Friday

Attorney General Merrick Garland promoted Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss – the main Hunter prosecutor – to special counsel status on Friday

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joe Ziegler testified before Congress in July

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joe Ziegler testified before Congress in July

IRS agent with the criminal division Joseph Ziegler testifies during a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing with IRS whistleblowers, Wednesday, July 19, 2023

IRS agent with the criminal division Joseph Ziegler testifies during a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing with IRS whistleblowers, Wednesday, July 19, 2023 

The ‘special treatment’ for Hunter became a pattern that kept happening over and over, said the whistleblowers who were told they would get in ‘hot water’ if they tried to speak with President Joe Biden’s adult children and grandchildren over the course of their investigation.

The collapse of Hunter Biden’s original plea deal also presents more problems for his father, Joe Biden. The president will now face more headlines and questions involving his drug-addict son’s case as he hits the 2024 campaign trail.

The unraveling of the agreement between prosecutors and the defense team means Hunter could now face more charges. It also means that Hunter is likely to face additional prosecutions down the road.

Those may include any crimes related to his business deals with Ukraine, Romania and China that raked in millions of dollars.

And Republicans say Joe was at the center of them.

The White House has maintained that the president has never been ‘in business’ with his son. 





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