This week, House Republicans will hold their first impeachment inquiry hearing against Joe Biden. For months, Republican investigators have maintained that Biden ran a bribery ring during his time as vice president.
They accused Biden of using his son Hunter’s connections around the world to funnel money into the family’s bank accounts. And they claim federal agencies, like the DOJ, have worked to protect the Bidens. Democrats and media pundits have fought back hard, claiming Republicans have “no evidence.”
Some in the mainstream media appear to be outing Hunter Biden, but maintaining Joe Biden’s innocence. One day before the first hearing, Republicans released documents from the DOJ concerning the IRS investigations against Hunter. And they are making a bold statement against the department.
The House Ways and Means Committee released a trove of documents Wednesday to support IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler’s allegations that Hunter Biden received special treatment from the Department of Justice (DOJ) during its ongoing investigation…
Smith also displayed an email from Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf instructing investigators to remove Joe Biden’s name from a search warrant and he unveiled a text Hunter Biden allegedly sent a business associate where he described the family “brand” as an asset. [Source: Daily Caller]
House Republicans released documents they state serve as evidence that the DOJ interfered with the IRS investigation into Hunter Biden. One document was from Delaware Assistant US Attorney Lesley Wolf from August 7, 2020. She instructed investigators to remove Joe Biden’s name from a search warrant. Republicans believe this was to shield Biden during the election.
Republicans also revealed text messages from Hunter in which he describes the family “brand” (which could be referring to Joe Biden’s political influence) as an asset in his business. House investigations have long said that Biden peddled his role in the government with foreign entities.
Joe Biden has previously claimed to possess no knowledge of his son’s business affairs. That statement has been repeatedly challenged by testimony, documents, and even photographs. The White House has even appeared to pivot its own narrative, claiming Biden did know about his son’s businesses, but was not involved in them.
The burden of proof lies on Republicans. They will need to provide unquestionable evidence that Biden worked with Hunter to acquire wealth in exchange for special privilege. The latest evidence could suggest the DOJ was complicit in protecting Joe Biden. But much more might come out in the coming days.
Author: Kit Fargo