It didn’t take long. Only 16 days after President Biden was sworn into office, his new ‘Justice’ Department called for a briefing from the IRS on their case against Joe’s son Hunter.
And that’s what they got, on February 5, 2021, according to email exchanges between IRS investigators-turned-
Some of those attending this meeting were political appointees, and this aroused the suspicions of investigators working the case. Lead investigator Shapley alerted the other IRS officials in the chain of command about concerns that people from Biden’s DOJ had asked to be at this meeting, especially one from the National Security Division (NSD), which had no jurisdiction. What were these people doing there?
“We learned today that USAO [the U.S. Attorney’s Office] and DOJ Tax are briefing the new AAG on the tax case today,” Shapley’s email said. “NSD asked for a briefing so they could understand the tax side of the case. I don’t know what that matters to them since they are NSD...but I just wanted to give you an update that this meeting was.”
A huge question is why the National Security Division was involved at all in this case. Recall that the NSD is the agency that created misleading warrant applications to be used in the now-discredited Crossfire Hurricane investigation of Donald Trump over a nonexistent tie to Vladimir Putin and also in the raid on Mar-A-Lago over his possession of supposedly classified documents.
John Solomon featured former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday night’s JUST THE NEWS, NO NOISE. Nunes said of the NSA, “This could be the first glimpse into what I have been saying for a very long time...that Team Obama have inserted [themselves] into the National Security Division of the FBI and the Department of Justice. This is where the plumbers are. This is where the operatives are. This is where the people are that are doing the worst things at the Justice Department, throughout our government, this is where they live.”
He went on: “This is what we found out during the Russia Hoax...it’s the area where they can wall off the rest of the Department of Justice and the FBI and say, ‘Oh, this is top secret. Our nation is at risk. Things could blow up. People could die...if people learn about this; this is why we have to keep it so secret. What they’ve done is, I think this place is full of a bunch of rats. I mean, it’s what we found originally during the Russia Hoax. I don’t think it’s changed.”
Here’s the link; Solomon gets into the subject briefly at 4:00, with Nunes coming on at 31:00.
(Side note: During this segment, Nunes also spoke of the ouster of Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker’s chair, calling it “a bad day.” He said that no credible person with whom he’s spoken says it was a good day for the Republican Party; it “looks ridiculous.” Recall that this happened because of a rule change --- requiring him to allow any member to bring a vote at any time to vacate the chair --- that McCarthy accepted in order to get enough votes. “At the end of the day, this is a team sport,” Nunes said. “You need 218 votes to do anything.” He offered his realistic assessment of the situation as well as suggestions for dealing with DOJ corruption. I digress.)
Anyway, according to the breaking report in JUST THE NEWS, also last night, the DOJ’s request for a briefing “escaped public and media notice for two years,” and is now chronologically the first example we have of the Biden DOJ getting involved in the Hunter case. The emails are part of what Shapley and Ziegler turned over to the House Ways and Means Committee as part of their cooperation as whistleblowers. This is one more piece of evidence that Attorney General Merrick Garland was talking through his hat when he said Biden’s ‘Justice’ Department had taken a hands-off approach to the case. At this point, we can think of no reason why any thinking person would believe anything he says, ever again, even under oath.
The congressional testimony of Shapley and Ziegler has already revealed numerous ways the IRS investigation was interfered with by the DOJ. They were blocked from obtaining search warrants for Joe Biden’s property and Hunter’s storage locker (and the mystery name “Political figure 1” was removed). They were prevented from even asking about Joe Biden or his grandchildren. They’d also wanted to do a surprise interview with Hunter Biden but were kept from doing that when the DOJ contacted Hunter’s defense team and alerted them.
Shapley testified that it was Lesley Wolf who told him and his team that “I don’t think you’re going to be able to do the interviews as planned.” He said she told him these interviews would have to be approved by the DOJ Tax Division.
This was apparently happening while Hunter’s attorney Chris Clarke had no trouble getting meetings with DOJ higher-ups. Emails show him requesting the meetings with the head of the Criminal Division, the Tax Division, the Office of Legal Counsel, the Officer of the Solicitor General, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco (surprise!), and Attorney General Garland.
In his public testimony before Congress this summer, Shapely said he was testifying because “the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice Tax, and Department of Justice provided preferential treatment and unchecked conflicts of interest in an important and high-profile investigation of the President’s son, Hunter Biden.”
There’s also documentary evidence and corroborating FBI testimony that U.S. attorneys in DC and in California --- both appointed by Joe Biden --- would not let Weiss charge Hunter with tax violations in their districts. These charges would have covered the time when Hunter was making $83,000 a month for his position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, and when then-VP Biden was Obama’s “point man” in Ukraine. The statutes of limitations have since run out.
Much more detail is at the link, including pdf’s of testimony and documents.
John Solomon, appearing Wednesday night on HANNITY, said the IRS agents’ allegations of preferential treatment have since been validated by “thousands of pages of evidence,” and elaborating on the strangeness of the DOJ’s National Security Division being involved in a meeting about Hunter’s tax case. “I suspect Jim Jordan and others will really hone in on this new evidence.”
“...The Merrick Garland story continues to erode. There [were] a lot of political fingerprints of the Washington Justice Department under Joe Biden in the Hunter Biden case.”
RELATED: Now, here’s a twist. Biden has named his new head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the primary purpose of which is to protect whistleblowers. Hampton Dellinger is an old legal colleague of Hunter’s, from their days at Boies Schiller Flexner. You can’t make this stuff up.
Also, here’s an update on how, leading into the ‘24 election, the government is readying for perhaps another outbreak of “domestic violent extremism” on the part of Trump supporters. They reportedly want to “tread very carefully” while they assess the threat posed by us so as not to inflame our passions even more. One senior intelligence official told NEWSWEEK that “Trump’s army constitutes the greatest threat of violence...politically...that’