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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) gave Hunter Biden‘s alleged dealings with prostitutes a close-up at Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblowers.
An exchange with IRS special agent Joseph Ziegler, one of two whistleblowers who allege the investigation into Biden has been mishandled, began with Greene warning people at home that “parental discretion is advised.”
The back-and-forth centered on what Greene said was evidence showing Biden may have violated the Mann Act by paying travel expenses through his law firm, OWASCO, for women — including possibly an assistant — to travel across state lines for sex.
Ziegler, who previously testified to the House Ways and Means Committee that investigators had been “compiling” Mann Act violations, acknowledged deductions to pay for what investigators believed to be “escorts” and a $10,000 “golf club membership” that he said was actually for a “sex club payment.”
.@RepMTG: "Parental discretion is advised."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) asks an IRS witness about Hunter Biden's alleged activity with prostitutes, which she claims is a violation of the Mann Act.
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Multiple visuals employed by Greene showed women and Biden engaged in sexual activity — images which appear to come from the First Son’s abandoned laptop and had private parts censored out — as well as what the congresswoman said were excerpts of suspicious activity reports (SARs) from the Treasury Department that mention human trafficking.
Greene said she was “troubled” by the SARs. “What’s even more troubling to me,” she added, “is that the Department of Justice has brought no charges against Hunter Biden that will vindicate the rights of these women who are clearly victims under the law.”
So far, the years-long investigation into the 53-year-old Biden has amounted to a plea deal for tax and gun violations that could keep him out of prison. A judge is set to hold a hearing on the agreement on July 26.
Despite the IRS whistleblowers raising allegations that the inquiry was stymied in a way that prevented more serious charges, Biden’s attorney, Chris Clark, has said “any suggestion the investigation was not thorough, or cut corners, or cut my client any slack, is preposterous and deeply irresponsible.”
Democrats on the panel appeared to be outraged by Greene’s presentation, with ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) asking, “should we be displaying this?”
Another member, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) suggested Greene may have broken an agreement with the Treasury Department not to publicize SARs reports “for the reason that they are not even allegations much less evidence of anything,” but Chairman James Comer (R-KY) assured him the SARs information put on display was separately posted to the internet years ago.