Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), the pugnacious chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has served a top federal prosecutor in the Hunter Biden investigation with a subpoena as he seeks to unveil any political malfeasance that may have occurred to secure an advantageous outcome for the son of President Joe Biden.
A letter accompanying the subpoena, which the committee released on X, commands Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf to appear at a future date to answer questions about attempts by President Biden, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, or their lackeys to steer the investigation away from the president or tip off defense attorneys to search warrants, among other possible offenses.
“Based on the Committee’s investigation to date, it is clear that you possess specialized and unique information that is unavailable to the Committee through other sources and without which the Committee’s inquiry would be incomplete,” writes the Committee. It adds that prosecutors may have tipped off Hunter’s attorneys about a pending search warrant of a storage locker and prohibiting investigators from asking witnesses about “the big guy” in communications between Hunter and business associates that were understood to reference his father.
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Wolf reports to Delaware U.S. Attorney and special counsel David Weiss, who earlier this year announced charges against Hunter Biden related to tax evasion and felony gun possession. An initial plea deal on the tax crimes fell apart when defense attorneys objected to the possibility that their client could be charged at a later date for purchasing a firearm as a drug user.
The New York Times previously reported that federal prosecutors planned to drop all charges against Hunter Biden until whistleblowers within the IRS and FBI came forward alleging preferential treatment. Gary Shapley, a career bureaucrat who headed the tax agency’s investigation into Hunter, gained national prominence for testifying that Weiss was originally denied special counsel powers, kicked top prosecutors off the case, and his own team was prevented from pursuing leads that could have implicated President Biden.
Weiss testified to the Judiciary Committee earlier this month that political calculations played no role in Wolf’s decision to pursue charges against Hunter.
“I believe she is an excellent lawyer and is a person of integrity,” he told members.
Attorneys for Hunter have lambasted Republicans including Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon, and former President Donald Trump for what he claims is a stoking of political passions meant to interfere with impartial justice in his case. He has demanded that Trump himself be served with a subpoena and has sued his own father’s federal government for “embarrassing” him.