House Republicans have issued subpoenas demanding witness testimony on the possible political interference in the investigation of Hunter Biden.
This action is a sign that they are taking this matter seriously and seek to uncover any wrongdoing that may have occurred.
The subpoenas will hopefully shed light on what happened and bring accountability to those responsible.
The subpoenas were sent to the following individuals:
- Michael T. Batdorf, IRS Director of Field Operations
- Darrell J. Waldon, IRS Special Agent in Charge
- Thomas J. Sobocinski, FBI Special Agent in Charge
- Ryeshia Holley, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge
“Today, the House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Ways and Means issued subpoenas to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigators and Biden Administration Department of Justice (DOJ) officials present at or with direct knowledge of a meeting on October 7, 2022, in which now-Special Counsel David Weiss allegedly claimed he was prevented from bringing charges against President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, for tax crimes. The subpoenas come after the DOJ and the IRS refused to comply with multiple requests for voluntary transcribed interviews with these key witnesses.” House Republicans said.
The US Attorney for Delaware, David Weiss, has been assigned to investigate the alleged crimes of Hunter Biden. Reports from IRS whistleblowers have suggested that Weiss may be providing preferential treatment to Biden in this investigation.
On June 7th, Weiss wrote a letter claiming he had been given “ultimate authority” over the case; however, Gary Shapley, an IRS whistleblower who attended one of his meetings with the prosecutor, claims otherwise.
Merrick Garland affirmed in March that David Weiss had the authority to bring charges against Hunter Biden.
Garland’s testimony underscored the seriousness of the matter and provided a clear indication of Weiss’ ability to pursue such actions.
“The U.S. Attorney in Delaware has been advised that he has full authority … to bring cases in other jurisdictions if he feels it’s necessary,” Garland said.
“Only after a sweetheart plea deal fell apart during a hearing before a federal judge in Delaware did AG Garland designate Mr. Weiss as Special Counsel, raising concerns that the Attorney General’s and Mr. Weiss’s statements to Congress were not truthful.” House Republicans said.
Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan released a joint statement on holding the DOJ and IRS accountable:
“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. 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. Americans deserve to know the truth, especially now that Attorney General Garland has appointed as special counsel the same U.S. Attorney who oversaw Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal and botched the investigation into his alleged tax crimes.”