Attorney General Merrick Garland is under fire for allegedly obstructing the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of current President Joe Biden, after a whistleblower came forward in sworn testimony to name a “senior” official who is supervising the case.
The whistleblower, represented by a lawyer who sent a bombshell letter to Congress, has claimed that a “high-profile, controversial” case managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), believed to be the investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged failure to pay taxes, faced “clear conflicts of interest.”
Breaking: IRS agent who supervises Hunter Biden tax fraud case alleges 'preferential treatment' and false testimony to Congress
Letter to Congress seeking whistleblower guidance doesn't name Hunter but congressional aides confirmed. First reported by WSJ https://t.co/KADItNHhgT pic.twitter.com/IEoZ3KqcDM
— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) April 19, 2023
The whistleblower claimed to have information that contradicted the sworn testimony of a “senior” Biden administration official, who has been identified as Merrick Garland. The identification was first made by the New York Post, and later by the Washington Examiner and Daily Mail, all citing anonymous sources.
Thus, the Attorney General would be guilty of committing perjury in statements given to Congress under oath, if the accusations are shown to be accurate.
Garland’s testimony to Republican Senator Bill Hagerty of Tennessee in April 2022, where he assured that there would be no political interference in the investigation into Hunter Biden, has been called into question.
Garland had also stated that U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, a Trump appointee, was the supervisor of the investigation and had full authority to bring charges. Garland reiterated this promise in March 2023 during testimony to Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. However, it remains unclear which specific testimony the whistleblower was referring to.
Garland has faced criticism from Republicans in the past over allegations of politicizing activities at the DOJ, including directing the FBI to investigate parents protesting at school board meetings and targeting pro-life activists for enforcement. These latest allegations related to the Hunter Biden investigation have further intensified the scrutiny on Garland’s actions and statements.
It is worth noting that The New York Post was the first to break the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020, which linked his father, President Joe Biden, to his business dealings with the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma.
The IRS whistleblower testimony raises disturbing questions about the integrity of the DOJ’s handling of the Hunter Biden case. The nation’s highest law enforcement official now stands accused of committing perjury before Congress and weaponizing the Justice department to serve the interests of the Biden administration.
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