August 22, 2023

House GOP subpoenas IRS, FBI Leaders in Hunter Biden Investigation

GOP leaders subpoenaed four investigators from the FBI and IRS in the investigation of Hunter Biden.

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jason Smith (R-MO) were the two congressmen submitting the subpoenas over the agency's lack of response to the Biden investigation.

"According to IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss — who has been heading the probe into Hunter Biden — said in that meeting that he was 'not the deciding person on whether charges are filed' against Hunter Biden in other districts," according to the Hill.

"But both Weiss, who was granted special counsel status earlier this month, and Attorney General Merrick Garland have contradicted the whistleblower, saying that Weiss had 'full authority' to make referrals to charge in other districts," it continued.

“Our Committees, along with the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, have sought these interviews since IRS whistleblowers came forward with concerning allegations of political interference in the investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign influence peddling and tax evasion," Smith and Jordan released in a joint statement Monday.

"Unfortunately, the Biden Administration has consistently stonewalled Congress. Our duty is to follow the facts wherever they may lead, and our subpoenas compelling testimony from Biden Administration officials are crucial to understanding how the President’s son received special treatment from federal prosecutors and who was the ultimate decision maker in the case," the statement added.

The four individuals included in the subpoena were IRS Director of Field Operations Michael Batdorf, IRS Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon, FBI Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski, and FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ryeshia Holley.

The move comes after other concerns in the case, including reports of Hunter Biden's attorneys threatening Justice Department prosecutors.

In addition, special counsel Jim Weiss was found to have connections with Hunter's late brother Beau Biden, a factor that should exclude him from serving in the case.

The concerns continue to grow in the investigation as President Joe Biden pursues a second term in office in 2024.



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