Newly released documents suggest that the Justice Department worked to insulate candidate Joe Biden.
“The Biden family sold access to Joe Biden’s power; and the Biden Justice Department protected the Biden brand,” Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith, R-Mo., noted in testimony before the House Oversight Committee Thursday at the start of the Republicans’ impeachment inquiry that overwhelming first-glance evidence suggests a pattern of corruption.
Smith continued, “We must continue to follow the facts.”
Documents Show That Justice Department Obstructed Joe Biden Questions
House Republicans with the Ways and Means Committee say the documents show that Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf ordered the removal of any mention of Joe Biden from a search warrant.
“As a priority, someone needs to redraft attachment B,” Wolf writes in an August 2020 email. “I am not sure what this is cut and pasted from but other than the attribution location, and identity stuff at the end, none of it is appropriate and within the scope of this warrant.”
Wolf adds: “Please focus on FARA evidence only. There should be nothing about Political Figure 1 in here.”
House investigators have identified “Political Figure 1” as then presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“VP BIDEN is currently the Democratic Party Presidential candidate for the United States and served as the 47th officeholder for the position of the Office of the Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS) in the Barack Obama Administration from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017,” the document states. “He is the father of SUBJECT 1.”
SUBJECT 1 presumably is Hunter Biden.
IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapely and Joseph Ziegler have testified that Wolf sought to obstruct any avenues of investigation that could lead to Joe Biden.
The Justice Department revealed in July that Hunter Biden remains under investigation for possible FARA violations.
The committee noted that it was obstructed from asking questions of the president’s brother, Jim Biden, “ask if then-Vice President Biden was involved in Hunter Biden’s deal with CEFC China Energy.”
A May 2017 email from Hunter Biden’s business partner James Gilliar noted that “The Big Guy,” aka Joe Biden, was set to receive 10% from CEFC China Energy in Louisiana.
Democrats claim the FD-1023 suggested that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden each received $5 million bribes from Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky and that its claims were therefore debunked. The fact prosecutors treated Joe Biden with kid gloves raises questions as to whether or not the lead in the FD-1023 was properly investigated.
Smith: Evidence Suggests White House Involved With Hunter Biden Deals
“According to a worksheet provided by IRS whistleblower Ziegler, then-Vice President Biden’s April 2014 official visit to Ukraine occurred only days after a series of White House meetings with Hunter Biden and his business associates regarding Ukraine. Shortly after Joe Biden returned stateside, the Ukrainian company Burisma announced Hunter Biden’s appointment to its board,” Smith testified. “New evidence provided shows Hunter Biden using his father’s position to gain favor with billionaire Miguel Aleman – including having Joe Biden host them at the White House in February 2014, at the Vice President’s Residence alongside Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in November 2015, and then in 2016, using Air Force 2 to shuttle Hunter Biden and his business associate to Mexico City.”
Now that Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has subpoenaed James Biden and Hunter Biden’s personal bank records the rabbit hole is likely going to get deeper.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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