Undue pressure from the Biden administration may have influenced Prosecutor David Weiss' decision not to charge Hunter Biden.
In a recent revelation, a third IRS agent informed House investigators that the Justice Department under President Joe Biden prevented special counsel David Weiss from pressing charges against Hunter Biden.
This claim appears to challenge Attorney General Merrick Garland's previous statements.
David Weiss had been investigating Hunter Biden for half a decade on allegations related to tax, gun, and Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) violations.
The investigation intensified when IRS whistleblowers in April hinted that two political appointees from the Biden administration within the DOJ might have obstructed charges against Hunter for tax violations.
Michael Batdorf, IRS Director of Field Operations, shared with the House Ways and Means Committee that during a meeting in June 2022, the DOJ's tax division was against charging Hunter Biden. This was despite Weiss and IRS officials being present.
Furthermore, Batdorf clarified that any charges against Hunter would require approval from the DOJ Tax division before Weiss could recommend any prosecution.
This statement was supported by notes from IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley, which indicated Weiss was not the sole decision-maker regarding charges against Hunter.
Joseph Ziegler, another IRS agent, and Darrell Waldon, Special Agent in Charge, both supported Shapley's claims. They confirmed that Weiss did not possess the sole authority to charge Hunter Biden.
Interestingly, Weiss seemed to have contradicted himself in letters to Congress about his authority in the case, Breitbart reported.
While he initially suggested he wasn't the deciding factor, he later aligned with Garland's assertion that he was the only one with the power to charge Hunter.
Michael Batdorf expressed his team's frustration over the perceived opposition to prosecuting Hunter. He mentioned that both he and Weiss were likely frustrated due to the challenges they faced in the case.
President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, have been in the spotlight due to these allegations. Batdorf revealed that Weiss decided to proceed with the case in May, though the reasons behind this decision remain unclear.
Another significant development was the removal of Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf from the case around May or June. Reports suggest that Hunter Biden's legal team collaborated with Wolf to draft a plea deal, which eventually fell apart under judicial review.
Both Shapley and Ziegler alleged that Wolf was reluctant to let investigators inquire about Joe Biden being referred to as "the big guy." Additionally, Wolf reportedly advised against searching Joe Biden's guest house in Delaware, citing concerns about "optics."
The revelations from these IRS agents have stirred public debate. Many are questioning the integrity of the justice system and the potential influence of political power on legal decisions.
It remains to be seen how these allegations will impact the Biden administration and the public's trust in the Department of Justice.
With multiple IRS agents coming forward with similar claims, the pressure is mounting for a transparent investigation.