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Two IRS whistleblowers have come forward to allege to Congress that President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice buried evidence implicating Hunter Biden in tax crimes.
Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday, saying that U.S. Attorney David Weiss tried to bring charges against Hunter Biden in two different jurisdictions last year but was denied both times.
Smith said Weiss sought to be appointed as a special counsel in the case last year but was denied.
The IRS whistleblowers pushed for felony charges to be brought in the case after Hunter Biden allegedly skipped paying millions of dollars in taxes on more than $8.3 million in income.
The whistleblowers said that the IRS was notified of potential evidence “in the guest house of former Vice President Biden,” but were told “by U.S. attorney Lesley Wolf that because the evidence would be found in the guest house of former Vice President Biden ‘there is no way’ a search warrant for evidence would ever get approved.”
Smith said that the whistleblowers indicated that Hunter Biden’s lawyers were also notified that the IRS had probable cause to search a storage unit associated with the first son, which would give Hunter Biden the opportunity to potential remove materials from the location.
House Ways & Means Chair Jason Smith details multiple felony charges whistleblowers say the IRS recommended against Hunter Biden, covering "$2.2 million in unreported tax on global income…from Ukraine, Romania, and China."
Instead, Biden's DOJ gave Hunter a sweetheart deal. pic.twitter.com/8SdMkWgaaT
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“Whistleblowers describe how the Biden Justice Department intervened and overstepped in a campaign to protect the son of Joe Biden by delaying, divulging, and denying an ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes,” Smith said in a statement. “The testimony shows tactics used by the Justice Department to delay the investigation long enough to reach the statute of limitations, evidence they divulged sensitive actions by the investigative team to Biden’s attorneys, and denied requests by the U.S. Attorney to bring charges against Biden.”
Smith said that the IRS whistleblowers “were retaliated against, despite a commitment IRS Commissioner Werfel made before the Ways and Means Committee to uphold their legal protections.”
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