The Department of Justice planned to let Hunter Biden off the hook without charges until two IRS whistleblowers came forward to expose political corruption in the investigation, according to The New York Times.
The Times details how U.S. Attorney David Weiss was willing to forgo any criminal prosecution of Hunter until whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler came forward to House Republicans revealing that prosecutors would not let them investigate Hunter’s tax crimes and would even tip off Hunter to impending interviews and searches.
Now, Hunter Biden’s lawyers want those whistleblowers to be prosecuted for exposing the DOJ’s coverup.
From The New York Times:
Now, the I.R.S. agents and their Republican allies say they believe the evidence they brought forward, at the precise time they did, played a role in influencing the outcome, a claim senior law enforcement officials dispute. While Mr. Biden’s legal team agrees that the I.R.S. agents affected the deal, his lawyers have contended to the Justice Department that by disclosing details about the investigation to Congress, they broke the law and should be prosecuted.
Earlier this year, The Times found, Mr. Weiss appeared willing to forgo any prosecution of Mr. Biden at all, and his office came close to agreeing to end the investigation without requiring a guilty plea on any charges. But the correspondence reveals that his position, relayed through his staff, changed in the spring, around the time a pair of I.R.S. officials on the case accused the Justice Department of hamstringing the investigation. Mr. Weiss suddenly demanded that Mr. Biden plead guilty to committing tax offenses.
As the testimony from the I.R.S. agents took hold, Mr. Biden’s legal team felt the ground shift beneath them. The U.S. attorney’s office suddenly went quiet.
BREAKING: U.S. attorney for Delaware David Weiss was planning on ending the investigation into Hunter Biden and letting him off with no charges until the IRS whistleblowers spoke out.
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— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 20, 2023
The cooperation between the DOJ and Hunter Biden’s legal team resulted in a sweetheart plea deal that imploded last month after the judge overseeing his case learned the deal included provisions that would prevent Hunter from being charged for other crimes.
To add insult to injury, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter investigation despite earlier insisting Weiss already had broad investigative powers, a move critics claimed only confirmed suspicions of a cover up.
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