This is an insane abuse of power.
During a congressional hearing, an IRS whistleblower revealed startling information regarding the investigation into Hunter Biden. According to the whistleblower, President Biden’s son used his father’s influence to exert pressure on a Chinese business partner. Furthermore, he claimed that the Joe Biden was present during business deals.
According to Fox, the House Ways and Means Committee released testimony from two IRS whistleblowers who expressed concerns about interference by the Justice Department, FBI, and IRS in the investigation of Hunter Biden’s alleged tax evasion.
One of the whistleblowers, Gary Shapley Jr., an IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent who oversaw the investigation, disclosed that the IRS had obtained a WhatsApp message dated July 30, 2017, from Hunter Biden to Henry Zhao, the CEO of Harvest Fund Management. In the message, Hunter mentioned being with his father and invoked his name to pressure Zhao into fulfilling a commitment.
Hunter Biden wrote, “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight.” He also warned Zhao that he would take action if anyone other than specified individuals contacted him about the matter.
In the message, Hunter Biden claimed to be waiting for a call with his father, which, if true, contradicts President Biden’s repeated assertions that he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings. President Biden previously stated that he had never discussed overseas business matters with his son.
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs” was initiated in 2018 after suspicious activity reports involving funds from China and other foreign nations were discovered. The investigation, codenamed “Sportsman,” emerged as an offshoot of an IRS inquiry into a foreign-based online pornography platform.
During his testimony, Shapley expressed concerns that political considerations may have influenced the handling of the case. He claimed that decisions were made throughout the investigation that seemed to benefit the subject of the inquiry. These decisions included slowing down investigative steps, preventing enforcement actions, restricting the scope of witness questioning, providing misleading information about charging authority, and delaying any actions prior to the elections to comply with a policy memorandum.
In summary, the IRS whistleblower’s testimony shed light on alleged misconduct and interference in the investigation of Hunter Biden, with claims that the president’s son invoked his father’s name and that decisions may have been influenced by political considerations.