There’s A New IRS Whistleblower in the Hunter Biden – On Wednesday, a second IRS whistleblower appeared before the House Oversight Committee alongside Gary Shapley, the IRS investigator who recently came forward with allegations that the Justice Department gave favorable treatment to Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
Hunter Biden Has More Problems Now
Shapley was joined in the hearing by 13-year IRS special agent Joseph Ziegler from the Criminal Investigation Division. Ziegler also alleges that the Justice Department politicized an investigation into the president’s son, alleging that he saw federal prosecutors ignore normal procedures and recommend lesser charges.
“It appeared to me, based on what I experienced, that the U.S. attorney in Delaware in our investigation was constantly hamstrung, limited, and marginalized by DOJ officials as well as other U.S. attorneys,” Ziegler told the House Oversight Committee this week. The whistleblower also described how Justice Department officials stood in the way of the regular investigatory process, blocking any further scrutiny of the president and his family members after they discovered evidence that Hunter Biden’s business and financial affairs may have involved other members of the family.
Ziegler said that, under normal circumstances, investigators
Something Is Wrong with Hunter
During the hearing, Ziegler confirmed to legislators that the Biden family received millions of dollars from companies operating in China, Romania, and other countries – lending further credence to speculation that the president’s son, and other family members, may have been engaging in what is known as “influence peddling.”
Under such a scheme, individuals would use their close connections to a powerful individual to obtain lucrative business deals that would not otherwise have been possible.
Ziegler told Rep. James Comer, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, that Hunter Biden and his associates received $3.1 million from a Romanian company, $3 million from Hong Kong-based company State Energy HK, $100,000 from CEFC Infrastructure, $3.7 million from an entity named Hudson West 3, $7.3 million from Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
After confirming that the total amount of foreign money paid to Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates between 2014 and 2019 from foreign amounted to more than $17 million, Rep. Comer asked Ziegler the purpose behind documenting Biden’s foreign income and whether or not he possesses evidence to support his claims.
“The purpose of documenting the foreign sources is we as part of a normal international tax investigation we have to figure out where the money’s coming from, follow the money trail, as a part of that process we have to follow different transactions, identify different foreign entities that may be paying a person, and we’d go and get those records,” Ziegler said.
Ziegler also said that he was able to provide evidence of transactions made from foreign businesses to the Biden family.
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