It has come to light that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was accused of openly mocking congressional inquiries regarding the Hunter Biden investigation into his taxes and firearms possession as revealed in a newly released IRS memo.
The memo, authored by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley sheds light on the challenges faced in gathering additional evidence in the Hunter Biden case as reported by Daily Caller on Thursday, October 5th.
One significant obstacle, as detailed in the memo, was the alleged indifference and mockery exhibited by the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Delaware and the FBI towards congressional requests.
Shapley’s memo highlights concerns about the FBI’s role in influencing decisions related to the investigation, despite the primary focus being on potential tax charges.
It suggests that the assigned Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) did not allow dissenting opinions without verbal admonishment.
Furthermore, the memo reveals that congressional inquiries directed at the USAO and FBI went unanswered, with lawmakers even being openly mocked by these agencies. Suspicion arose that someone within the DOJ had leaked information to the media following a specific “day of action.”
One significant revelation in the memo is that the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office (USADE) prevented investigators from executing a search warrant on Hunter Biden’s storage unit in Virginia.
Despite these allegations, the USADE did not provide any comment when approached by the Daily Caller.
Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who leads the Hunter Biden investigation, responded to these accusations by writing a letter to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in July.
However, internal DOJ emails obtained by the Heritage Foundation raised concerns that Weiss’s letter may have violated DOJ policy regarding responses to congressional inquiries about the case.
Shapley, along with a retired FBI agent involved in the Hunter Biden case, testified that the Joe Biden presidential transition team had been informed of plans to interview Hunter Biden at his California residence on December 8, 2020.
Strangely, the interview did not take place, as investigators waited outside Hunter Biden’s residence, according to FBI communications.
In May 2021, Shapley authored a similar memo, this time addressing potential “campaign finance criminal violations” that were allegedly overlooked by Delaware U.S.
Attorney Lesley Wolf. Shapley and another IRS whistleblower, Joseph Ziegler, accused Wolf of obstructing search warrants and tipping off Hunter Biden’s defense counsel during the investigation.
This memo also echoed the obstruction faced in executing a search warrant on Hunter Biden’s storage unit in northern Virginia. Internal emails corroborated claims that Wolf had hindered federal agents from investigating Joe Biden.
One notable campaign finance issue raised by Shapley was linked to Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris, who allegedly paid approximately $2 million of Hunter Biden’s overdue taxes.
Shapley testified to the House Ways and Means Committee in May that this payment had taken place.
Hunter Biden’s failed guilty plea with the DOJ further confirmed that a third party had settled approximately $2 million in taxes without disclosing the individual’s identity.
Multiple media outlets, including The New York Times and the New York Post, have identified Kevin Morris as the financial benefactor of Hunter Biden.
Morris has also been reported as assisting in covering Hunter Biden’s mounting legal bills, as he struggled to secure other sources of financing.
The House Ways and Means Committee made these IRS documents public on September 27, as part of a collection of evidence supporting the claims made by IRS whistleblowers Shapley and Ziegler.
Both whistleblowers have alleged that DOJ officials provided Hunter Biden with special treatment during the investigation into his taxes and firearms possession.
As a result, the Ways and Means, Judiciary, and Oversight Committees are actively investigating these allegations raised by the IRS whistleblowers.