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September 22, 2023

Agents Say That the Feds Deliberately Tanked Any Investigation Into Biden's 2020 Campaign

There were possible "criminal violations" committed by Biden's 2020 campaign.

Merrick Garland's DOJ made sure there was no investigation.

Feds thwarted probe into possible 'criminal violations' involving 2020 Biden campaign, agents say

Newly-discovered inquiry opened after the 2020 election into the payment of Hunter Biden's overdue taxes by a lawyer, but like other investigative avenues there was 'obstruction' by prosecutors, Congress told.


By John Solomon


The FBI and IRS probed allegations that Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign may have benefitted from "campaign finance criminal violations" by allowing a politically connected lawyer to help pay off Hunter Biden's large tax debts but agents were blocked by federal prosecutors from further action, according to new information uncovered by congressional investigators.

That would be Biden's "Sugar Brother," Kevin Murphy, who paid $2 million of Biden's tax-evaded tax bill. He cast this as a "loan" so it would count as a donation to Hunter or count as income to Hunter, but we all know this "loan" is not expected to ever be repaid.

It's a sham transaction, and another case of tax evasion, because while you don't pay taxes on a loan, you do pay them on a gift.


More crimes!

...

[The new] evidence includes a case summary memo written by IRS Supervisory Criminal Investigative Agent Gary Shapley to his bosses dated May 3, 2021 in which he alleged that Lesley Wolf, a top prosecutor in the Hunter Biden case inside Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss' office, waived agents off the campaign finance case. Shapley provided the information to Congress under the protections of whistleblower laws, and lawmakers voted the information to be public.<

"This investigation has been hampered and slowed by claims of potential election meddling," Shapley wrote in the memo, according to his now-public transcribed interview with House Ways and Means where he read verbatim a passage from the memo. "Through interviews and review of evidence obtained, it appears there may be campaign finance criminal violations.

"AUSA Wolf stated on the last prosecution team meeting that she did not want any of the agents to look into the allegation," Shapley's memo stated, according to his interview. "She cited a need to focus on the 2014 tax year, that we could not yet prove an allegation beyond a reasonable doubt, and that she does not want to include their Public Integrity Unit because they would take authority away from her. We do not agree with her obstruction on this matter."


...

"This is something that I think is a concern, because, you know, you had this individual come in and cover Hunter Biden's tax liability," [Jim Jordan told JustTheNews]. "That's kind of interesting. And then, was in fact that a contribution to Mr. Biden's campaign when he ran for president?"

Shapley wasn't the only federal agent to raise concerns about the campaign finance inquiry.

One of his subordinates, IRS Agent Joseph Ziegler, also referred to an effort to block an investigation into the Biden campaign during his transcribed interview to the House Ways and Means Committee this summer. He said agents learned about the allegations after the 2020 election but ran into opposition from prosecutors. Ziegler also provided the information to Congress under the protections of whistleblower laws, and lawmakers voted the information to be public

"Were you aware of any other limitations placed on investigators in this case that we haven't discussed?" Ziegler was asked by House investigators.

The question prompted a brief off-the-record interruption in the interview, but when it resumed Ziegler explained his concerns about the campaign finance inquiry being sidelined.

"Yeah, things related to the campaign were kind of, at least during the investigative stages, were off limits," Ziegler testified.

"Do you mean the Presidential campaign?" he was asked.

"Yes, the Presidential campaign," he answered.

"In 2020?" the House lawyer pressed,

...

House investigators also believe retired FBI Special Agent Timothy Thibault, the former No. 2 official in the bureau's Washington field office, also may have been referring to the campaign finance inquiry in a transcribed interview he gave last week to the House Judiciary Committee.

In excerpts of that interview, obtained by Just the News, Thibault relayed an incident when a colleague in the FBI's Delaware office and an official from FBI headquarters called and asked him to "take the temperature" of the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington D.C. about a fresh aspect of the Hunter Biden inquiry.

...

Thibault was asked whether he ever discussed the issue brought to him by Delaware and FBI headquarters with the office of Washington D.C. U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves, a Biden appointee. He said he reached out at the request of the Delaware FBI and the bureau's headquarters.

"Not Mr. Graves. I spoke to a gentleman named J.P. Cooney," he said. Cooney was an experienced public integrity prosecutor in Washington D.C. who worked on Jan. 6 prosecutions and is now a deputy to Special Counsel Jack Smith in the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

How cozy.

"And had you spoken with Mr. Cooney prior to this?" he was asked.

"No. It was only one phone call," he answered. "It was at the request of the Baltimore Field Office and headquarters that I make that call."

"And was the call that they would, you know, push for a prosecution?" a congressional investigator asked.

"I don't want to get into it because I don't know if that matter was opened or not," he answered. "...They were talking about a matter that maybe could have been venued in D.C."

In other words: A campaign finance violation case.

Speaking of Biden's corrupt Stasi capos: Merrick Garland.

The nation's chief law enforcement officer has no special insight into the malfeasance unfolding under his nose.

He is just an oblivious bystander, unperturbed by the tyrannical turn the DOJ has taken under his leadership, persecuting his boss's political enemies and coddling the crooked president's crooked relatives.

Even though Garland used to be a judge, he makes no judgments at all.

He professes to have no view about US Attorney David Weiss' farcical five-year "investigation" of the president's 53-year-old son Hunter.

"I promised the Senate that I would not interfere," he told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

"I have not intruded or attempted to evaluate that, because that was the promise I made to the Senate." What an honorable man, keeping his promises.

But he's the ship's captain. There is a fire in the hold, the vessel is going down, and he doesn't even trouble himself to find out what happened.

"Have you had personal contact with anyone at FBI headquarters about the Hunter Biden investigation?" asked Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.).

For what seemed like an eternity but was really about seven seconds, Garland looked down at his tightly clasped hands, slowly turned his head left and right as if the answer might materialize somewhere on the empty table below him, then popped his tongue, said "Ahhhh," pursed his lips, exhaled and arranged the edges of his mouth in a downward shrug, before finally looking up at Johnson with a sheepish expression and stammering, "I don't real ... I don't ... ah ... I don't recollect the answer to that question, but the FBI works for the Justice Department?," a non sequitur delivered in a cascade of upward inflections as if he was the one asking questions, or maybe channeling a Valley Girl.

...

[H]is favorite line was to point out that Weiss, whom he has elevated to special counsel despite manifest failures, was a "Trump appointee."

He said so nine times.

He seems to think that bias can be ascribed to prosecutors depending on which party appoints them. Presumably he applies that logic to himself, as a Biden appointee.

Usually smart people find it tedious to say the same thing nine times in a row, but Garland seemed to enjoy it, until the wonderful Liz Cheney-slayer Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) wiped the smirk off his face.

"Mr. Garland, one of the things you have done and repeated over and over and over again is to point out that Mr. Weiss was appointed as US attorney by President Trump, as though that somehow inoculates him from criticism by us. Is that really how this game is played, that if someone is appointed by a Republican, then they're supposed to be on the Republican team, or if they're appointed by a Democrat, they're on the Democrat team? You were appointed by Mr. Biden, weren't you? Are you on the Democrat team?"

Touché. He never said it again.

The hearing stumbled on in useless fashion, alternating between Republicans laying zingers that went nowhere and obsequious Democrats bloviating about "extreme MAGA Republicans."

"The Justice Department treats everyone alike" was Garland's central lie. Any criticism of his biased prosecutors is "dangerous," he said darkly.


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