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DOJ Protected Biden Campaign’s Finances, Sibling from Criminal Probe: Smith

'And then they wanted to pursue charges against the Biden campaign finance issues, but they said we're not interested of any of that conduct...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith, R-Mo., has come forward with allegations that the DOJ obstructed the investigators who were pursuing leads that could potentially implicate President Joe Biden in campaign finance misdeeds. 

Smith made the allegations during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News, where he highlighted over 700 pages of whistleblower documents on what he described as a disturbing pattern of the Biden family evading scrutiny. 

Smith’s assertions paint a troubling picture of DOJ interference, stating that “there was an interview with the president’s brother, James Biden, that the Justice Department said [that] under no circumstances can” prosecutors ask about the president.

The whistleblower documents also revealed a search warrant that initially included Biden’s name but was subsequently amended by the DOJ to exclude him from the investigation, Smith alleged. 

“And then they wanted to pursue charges against the Biden campaign finance issues, but they said we’re not interested of any of that conduct,” the Ways and Means chairman added.

Smith’s claims didn’t stop there, as he asserted that the documents showed that not that Biden was aware of his son’s business dealings, but that he was allegedly connected.  

“He was connected through phone calls, through meetings at the White House, through trips on Air Force Two with Hunter Biden and his business associates,” Smith continued. “Even the IRS whistleblowers connected a worksheet of all these Hunter Biden business meetings with official activity of Joe Biden. It’s absolutely unacceptable.” 

The release of these documents came as part of the House Ways and Means Committee’s preparation for the first impeachment inquiry hearing held by House Republicans on Sept. 28. 

Among the released materials was a letter from Hunter to Yuriv Lutsenko, the prosecutor who replaced ousted Viktor Shokin, in which Hunter demanded the immediate cessation of investigations into Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company. 

Burisma itself is at the center of bribery allegations, with claims that one of its executives paid both Biden and his son a total of $10 million ($5 million each) in exchange for political protection.

Notably, Biden had publicly advocated for the removal of Shokin, who had initiated the investigation into Burisma.

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