WASHINGTON (FloridaToday.news) — Republicans in the House of Representatives filed baseless allegations against the president Wednesday Joe Biden over his family’s finances when they called IRS Whistleblowers to testify publicly for the first time to allegations by the Justice Department of improper interference in a tax investigation against Biden’s son Hunter.
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Lawmakers heard from two IRS agents assigned to Hunter Biden a case that investigated his tax evasion, over the course of six hours of what was often a grueling exchange of testimony. The hearing took place after the president’s son pleaded guilty last month on misdemeanor tax collections that Republicans deride as a “favorite” deal.
However, Republicans in the House of Representatives are deepening their own investigation, making sweeping allegations of corruption and wrongdoing by the Bidens, which they admit have not been substantiated.
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“We will continue to monitor the money trail,” said Rep. James ComerChairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, opening the meeting.
The Justice Department denied whistleblower claims. And the White House, in a statement, called the investigation and subsequent hearing part of a “politically motivated attack on the Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney, the rule of law, and the independence of our justice system.”
Top Democrat on Committee, Maryland Rep. Jamie Ruskinsaid the hearing was “the theater of the absurd”.
IRS Supervisory Special Agent Greg Shapley and a second agent, Joe Ziegler, said there was what Shapley described in testimony as a “slow investigative” pattern against Hunter Biden, including during the Trump administration months before the 2020 election won by Joe Biden.
One of Shapley’s most detailed allegations was that U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware, the U.S. Attorney who led the investigation, requested special counsel status to pursue tax cases against Hunter Biden in jurisdictions outside of Delaware, including the District of Columbia and California, but was denied.
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