The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday released shocking whistleblower testimonies suggesting alleged impropriety by the IRS and DOJ during the investigation into Hunter Biden’s potential tax evasion.
The testimonies were provided by two IRS employees involved in the investigation of President Biden’s son.
The IRS employees outlined instances of misconduct and governmental abuse at the IRS and the FBI, notably citing unequal enforcement of tax law, interference by the DOJ, and retaliation against whistleblowers.
“The American people deserve to know that when it comes to criminal enforcement, they are not on the same playing field as the wealthy and politically connected class,” said Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.), the chairman of the committee.
In a press release, Smith said the allegations of the Biden Justice Department’s intervention in Hunter Biden’s investigation suggests the federal government used delay tactics aimed at reaching the statute of limitations.
He said the documents show the DOJ tipped off Biden’s attorneys to sensitive actions by the investigative team. Smith also highlighted instances of retaliation against IRS whistleblowers who brought these concerns to light.
Despite IRS officials’ recommendation to charge Hunter Biden with criminal activity, including tax evasion and fraud, Smith said Biden received preferential treatment during the investigation, further alluding to the plea deal that will prevent him from serving prison time.
“If the federal government is not treating all taxpayers equally, or if it is changing the rules to engineer a preferred outcome, Congress has a duty to ask why and to hold agencies accountable,” Smith said.
The transcripts of the whistleblower testimonies and other relevant documents have been released by the committee, with further investigations expected as both Democrats and Republicans work to uncover the truth.
The Maine Wire is posting the full documents below.
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