An FBI supervisory special agent has validated testimony from IRS whistleblowers about their alleged obstruction of the Hunter Biden interview as part of a criminal investigation into his activities, according to the top Republican investigator.
The FBI agent, whose identity has not yet been released, revealed that higher-ranking FBI officials alerted the Secret Service about the scheduled interview, which led to its postponement in December 2020. As a result, IRS and FBI investigators were unable to question Hunter Biden, as summarized in a public statement by Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.
“Today, our committee staff conducted a transcribed interview with a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the FBI’s Wilmington field office and the Biden criminal investigation,” the Oversight Committee stated of the Chamber.
“The agent CONFIRMED key parts of the IRS whistleblowers’ testimony, including that both Secret Service headquarters and the Biden transition team were ADVISED of the planned interview with Hunter Biden,” the statement continued . “In fact, on the day of Hunter Biden’s interview, the FEDERAL AGENTS WERE told to stand by and not approach HUNTER BIDEN; they had to wait for his call. As a result of the change in plans, IRS and FBI criminal investigators never got around to interviewing Hunter Biden as part of the investigation.”
“The former FBI supervisory special agent told committee investigators that he was never told to wait outside to be contacted about the subject of an investigation,” the statement added. “The agent’s testimony is sickening and reveals the extent to which the DOJ is willing to cover for the Bidens. The Oversight Committee, along with the Judiciary Committee and the Ways and Means Committee, will continue to seek answers, transparency and the accountability that the American people demand and deserve.”
During Monday’s testimony, the agent, named “Mr. X,” agreed with the IRS agents’ assertion that the handling of the case was unprecedented. Representative Comer’s summary indicated that the agent expressed surprise at being instructed to wait on the foreign to contact the subject of an investigation The committee has further plans to hear from the IRS agents in question.
Last month, the Ways and Means Committee released testimony from the two agents, highlighting several obstacles they encountered as they tried to build a case against President Biden’s son. They claimed the research deviated from standard practices. The FBI agent’s confirmation aligned with their concerns, fueling accusations of a two-tier justice system and an attempted cover-up by the Justice Department.
Hunter Biden recently agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor fiscal charges and admitting evidence that could lead to a firearms charge. The proposed deal does not include jail time and the potential dismissal of the weapons charge if he remains on probation without any additional violations. The settlement is pending a judge’s approval.
IRS agents claimed the case should have been prosecuted in California or the District of Columbia, but alleged that prosecutors appointed by the Biden administration in those jurisdictions refused to it They argued that Hunter Biden should have faced additional tax charges, including several felonies. Their testimony revealed instances where Hunter Biden made payments to prostitutes as business expenses and an iCloud message suggesting his father’s involvement in his businesses.
The White House has maintained that President Biden kept his distance from his son’s business affairs. IRS agents had scheduled an interview with Hunter Biden on December 8, 2020, after his father’s election but before he took office. However, the night before the scheduled interview, FBI agents and IRS agents learned that FBI headquarters had tipped off the Secret Service, and it was discovered that Biden’s transition team he was also aware of the situation, which had not been part of his original plan. .
“As a result of the change in plans, IRS and FBI criminal investigators never got to interview Hunter Biden as part of the investigation,” said Rep. James Comer.
An IRS whistleblower, Gary Shapley, previously revealed that investigators tasked with investigating Hunter Biden were prohibited from asking questions about his father, current President Joe Biden.
“We weren’t allowed to ask questions about the father, we weren’t allowed to ask about the grandfather, we weren’t allowed to include certain names in document requests and search warrants,” he said. ‘IRS Special Agent Gary Shapley. “So we were prevented from pursuing that line of questioning.”
“We were trying to follow the normal process, we were trying to get to the bottom of it,” Shapley said. “Ultimately, if it was going to lead to another individual, we would have to follow it up to determine what’s going on, but there were definitely roadblocks that I’ve never seen in my 14 years in relation to this investigation that didn’t allow us to follow through the investigation. of anyone else to implicate President Biden.”
The House Ways and Means Committee released transcripts of statements by IRS whistleblowers, including Shapley, who accused Attorney General Merrick Garland and IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel of providing false information to Congress about the investigation by Hunter Biden.
“When prosecutors don’t allow you to name the subject in document requests or search warrants, then it raises the possibility that there’s more information that we haven’t found, but based on the financial records that we’ve found , have been analyzed. and were about 8.3 million received,” Shapley added.
On June 20, the Department of Justice announced that Hunter Biden would plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges, while a felony charge related to providing false information when purchasing a firearm would be addressed through a diversion program pretrial after an investigation by U.S. Attorney David. Weiss.
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