The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last year recommended that the son of the head of state, Hunter Biden, be charged criminally with tax evasion in the amount of $ 2.2 million, but the Justice Department interfered with the investigation. This was announced on Thursday, June 22, by the Chairman of the Committee on Revenue and Expenditure of the House of Representatives of Congress, a member of the Republican Party, Jason Smith. The Republican spoke after the release of transcripts of congressmen’s many hours of conversations with IRS Senior Criminal Investigation Special Agent Gary Shapely and another unnamed tax official.
According to him, the legislators told the special agent about the violation of the law in the IRS and the Ministry of Justice. We are talking about government intervention in the investigation of the crimes of the son of US President Joe Biden Hunter, as well as the persecution of tax officials who reported these violations.
Smith believes that the Justice Department intervened and overstepped its authority in investigating the case. The congressman emphasized that the department systematically refused to conduct an investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax offenses. The legislator noted that the Ministry of Justice tried to delay the start of the investigation until the statute of limitations expired. The agency also provided Biden’s lawyers with confidential information from the investigation and repeatedly denied requests to file criminal charges against the American leader’s son.
“Despite the fact that the IRS recommended that Hunter Biden be prosecuted for criminal activity, including tax evasion or avoidance, fraud, false statements… and tax evasion on more than $8.3 million in income, Biden received preferences during the investigation and entered into a plea deal that will likely keep him out of jail,” Smith said.
In addition, the chairman of the committee accused the Ministry of Justice of deliberately delaying the conduct of investigative procedures. The Republican said that the agency warned Biden’s son’s lawyers in advance about searches and other investigation activities. He also said that the leadership of the IRS and the Department of Justice tried to remove the group involved in the Hunter Biden case, which was supervised by special agent Shapeley.
According to the transcripts of the conversation, both employees of the IRS, in a conversation with congressmen, accused US Attorney General Merrick Garland of lying when he answered their questions during the hearing. Garland then denied accusations of political interference in the Hunter Biden case and obstruction of the investigation.
“The American people deserve to know that when it comes to prosecution, they are not on the same level as the wealthy and politically connected class. The preferences that Hunter Biden received would never have been granted to ordinary Americans, ”Smith concluded.Father’s work: how the Hunter case will affect Biden’s career And can the tougher foreign policy rhetoric of the US president shift the focus from the scandal
Earlier, on June 20, the US Department of Justice said that President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden made a deal with federal prosecutors and admitted himself guilty of two tax offences.
On the same day, Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy pointed to double standards in the United States because of the case of Biden’s son. According to him, the Justice Department is trying to eliminate the main political opponents of the American leader, while his son gets a deal with the investigation. At the same time, Joe Biden said that he was proud of his son Hunter, who pleaded guilty to two tax offenses. Prior to that, on May 10, Congressman James Comer accused the Joe Biden family of receiving illegal income. A congressional investigation found several corruption schemes. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said the Biden family and related individuals received more than $10 million from foreign nationals and their companies. Part of these funds came from a Chinese company to the accounts of Biden Jr.’s company. The American leader himself has repeatedly stated that he is not aware of the family’s business, but he is sure that no one has broken the law.
On March 3, the US Department of Justice received a complaint against Hunter Biden. It was noted that he was suspected of violating federal law, and the charge was based on his correspondence with Kendra Barkoff, the press secretary of the current American leader. According to some reports, Biden Jr. instructed the interlocutor on how to answer media questions about his participation in the board of directors of Burisma Holdings.
On December 29, 2022, former President Donald Trump accused the FBI of hushing up inconvenient information about Hunter Biden ahead of the election. He called the current situation a shame and said that the same people who accused him of storming the Capitol in 2021 were behind it.
The son of the head of the United States is also suspected of involvement in drug trafficking and prostitution. In April 2019, he left a MacBook in the workshop, on which 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails, over 2,000 photos were found, allegedly confirming his guilt. In April 2021, experts established the authenticity of these materials.Share: