(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) The Republican-led House Ways and Means Committee released damning testimony from IRS whistleblowers who have come forward with explosive allegations, revealing purported interference by the Biden-led DOJ in the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax evasion crimes.
According to the whistleblowers, officials at the DOJ conspired to delay the charges against Biden, even going so far as to tip him off about a potential search warrant. These actions, the whistleblowers warned, demonstrate unequal treatment under the law, granting Hunter preferential treatment for the crimes he pleaded guilty to on June 20.
The five-year investigation into Hunter’s crimes prompted several concerned federal employees to blow the whistle on what they perceived as political corruption and a two-tiered criminal justice system. The whistleblower also accused the DOJ of alerting Hunter Biden about a search raid on his storage unit.
BREAKING: According to IRS whistleblowers, DOJ tipped off Hunter Biden about a search of his storage unit, prohibited investigators from executing a warrant on Joe Biden's guest house, and repeatedly prohibited charges from being brought against Hunter Biden.… pic.twitter.com/9j7H8BkqEe
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 22, 2023
Federal prosecutors were reportedly prohibited from seeking a judge’s warrant for the unit, as detailed in the testimony, which was released after a party-line vote in a committee panel.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith, R-Mo., slammed the DOJ in a press release announcing the testimonies. “The American people deserve to know that when it comes to criminal enforcement, they are not on the same playing field as the wealthy and politically connected class,” Smith said. “The preferential treatment Hunter Biden received would never have been granted to ordinary Americans.”
The whistleblowers claimed that David Weiss, a Trump-appointed prosecutor in Delaware, attempted to pursue more severe charges against Hunter but faced rejection from the DOJ, resulting in what several Republicans referred to as a “slap on the wrist” plea deal.
The testimony also outlined a campaign of retaliation against the whistleblowers, said Smith.
“IRS employees who blew the whistle on this abuse were retaliated against, despite a commitment IRS Commissioner Werfel made before the Ways and Means Committee to uphold their legal protections,” Smith added. “They were removed from this investigation after they responsibly worked through the chain of command to raise these concerns.”
Hunter Biden profited off his father's name. He didn't report millions of dollars in income from foreign sources.
Any ordinary American caught doing that would have faced severe consequences. Hunter Biden didn’t.
— Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) June 22, 2023
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer responded to the testimony with shock and criticized the apparent corruption within the DOJ.
“In five months, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s investigation into the Bidens has revealed evidence of corruption, influence peddling, and possibly bribery,” Comer said in a press release on Thursday.
Comer vowed to continue investigating the alleged crimes committed by the Biden family, included an alleged $5 million bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden when he served as vice president under the Obama administration.
Comer added, “Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal and the Justice Department’s efforts to obstruct justice only embolden our efforts to follow the facts and deliver answers, transparency, and accountability to the American people. We will not rest until the full extent of President Biden’s involvement in his family’s schemes is revealed. Accountability is coming.”
NBC Nightly News was the only one of the three network newscasts (ABC, CBS, NBC) to cover the bombshell news of the IRS interfering in the Hunter Biden probe AND the text messages in which Hunter implicated Joe Biden in his Chinese business dealings. pic.twitter.com/gfuNtusjrs
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) June 22, 2023