December 22, 2023

Accusations Fly Over Limitations of President Biden Questions with Hunter

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf, accused of influencing questions related to Joe Biden in the Hunter Biden investigation, denied any political involvement during her House Judiciary Committee interview.

Wolf, who left the Justice Department before allegations surfaced, testified before the committee in a voluntary transcribed interview.

Due to the ongoing federal criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, she asserted her inability to answer most questions.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan claimed that Wolf refused to answer most questions based on Justice Department instructions.

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler raised concerns about political influence in the Hunter Biden investigation, with Shapley alleging that Wolf obstructed questions related to President Biden.

During her testimony, Wolf maintained that politics played no role in her work as a federal prosecutor, emphasizing decisions guided by justice and fairness principles.

She expressed frustration at not being able to elaborate on decisions due to legal constraints and obligations imposed by the Department of Justice and relevant laws governing the disclosure of tax information.

Wolf clarified that, given the ongoing investigation, she was legally obligated to remain silent on specific allegations.

She stated her adherence to the Justice Manual, DOJ policy directives, and statutory legal and ethical obligations during her tenure.

When faced with investigators' questions, Wolf consistently asserted her inability to discuss particulars or details related to the ongoing Hunter Biden probe, citing lack of authorization.

The ongoing concerns in the controversy come as the president faces an impeachment inquiry in the House that could impact his reelection campaign next year in a likely rematch against former President Donald Trump. Hunter also continues to face controversy over numerous charges, including recent tax evasion crimes that could result in prison time if convicted.

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