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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) said he wants to speak with the federal prosecutor accused by an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower of placing constraints on the investigation into Hunter Biden.
During an appearance on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Jordan singled out Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf after she was accused of blocking certain lines of inquiry about Hunter’s Biden father, President Joe Biden, and tipping off Hunter Biden’s legal team about a planned search of a storage unit.
“She limited what they could do in their investigation. I mean, that is just as wrong as it gets,” Jordan told anchor Maria Bartiromo.
“We want to make sure we get a chance to talk to this Lesley Wolf, the assistant U.S. attorney who was handling this case in [U.S. Attorney David] Weiss’ office there in Delaware,” Jordan added. “We think that’s important as we move forward with this investigation.”
Rep. Jim Jordan on Lesley Wolf: “There’s typically a process you go through before you’d ever get to a subpoena, but if that’s what it takes, we think it’s important to talk to her.
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The allegations concerning Wolf appear in a whistleblower disclosure to Congress from IRS supervisory special agent Gary Shapley, who claims the Hunter Biden investigation was being mishandled, possibly for political reasons.
Weiss announced on Tuesday that Biden, 53, agreed to plead guilty to a pair of tax charges and enter a pretrial diversion agreement for the gun violation at a proceeding to be scheduled by a U.S. district court judge.
But as shown in the documents released by the GOP-led House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, Shapley and another IRS whistleblower claimed IRS investigators recommended more charges in other jurisdictions against Hunter Biden.
Despite Wolf’s alleged actions that stymied investigators, Shapley claimed even she supported additional charges, but more senior attorneys rejected them. In addition, Shapley alleged, Weiss sought but was turned down special counsel status, which could have allowed him broader authority to bring charges.
Attorney General Merrick Garland pushed back on some of the whistleblower accusations on Friday, including denying that Weiss ever requested special counsel status. “He was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own,” Garland also said. “I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him for bringing a prosecution given that he has that authority.”
When Bartiromo asked Jordan if he would subpoena Wolf, he indicated it was possible while stressing how essential her testimony may be to his panel’s oversight work.
“We’re going to look at all options on the table,” Jordan said. “We want to talk to her. There’s typically a process you go through before you would ever get to a subpoena. But if that’s what it takes, we think it’s important to talk to her.”