How Many Whistleblower's Will It Take To Bring Hunter To Justice

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image89
    Sharlee01posted 12 months ago

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    Hopefully, we will see more government agents come forward if they feel the agency they are working for has been weaponized by the current administration.  This hearing today should provide first-hand accounts of two IRS  agents that have claimed the Hunter Biden investigation was irregular, and that Hunter Biden should be charged with several felonies.


    OUT OF THE SHADOWS
    IRS agent 'Whistleblower X' opening statement revealed: 'People deserve to know the truth

    "Two whistleblowers who alleged the Justice Department politically interfered with an investigation into President Biden’s youngest son, Hunter, will testify before Congress at 1 p.m. Wednesday, including "Whistleblower X," a 13-year special agent of the IRS whose identity will be revealed for the first time during the hearing, and former investigation supervisor Greg Shapley.

    According to an opening statement released ahead of the hearing, the unidentified official intends to describe himself as a "whistleblower compelled to disclose the truth" and to shed light on "the shadow that looms over our federal legal system."

    "I have witnessed the corrosion of ethical standards and the abuse of power that threaten our nation. It is within this context that I have chosen to shed light on these actions and expose those responsible. I recognize that while I was present at the start of this investigation and was closely involved with the investigation for roughly five years —  that I am just a part of the story," the opening statement continued. "My aim is to address systemic problems that have allowed misconduct to flourish. It is not a call for blame but a call for accountability and reform."

    "Transparency is the foundation of our democracy," the unidentified IRS agent will tell Congress Wednesday. "Without it, people lose their trust in the institutions and the bonds that tie the fabric of our nation start to fray. The American people deserve to know the truth no matter how uncomfortable or inconvenient it may be for either political party."

    The IRS whistleblowers claim there was a pattern of "slow-walking investigative steps" into Hunter Biden, which included instructions not to speak with him at his residence, tipping the president’s son and staff off about the ongoing efforts, and delaying enforcement actions in the months before the 2020 presidential election.

    Leaders of the House Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means committees will join together Wednesday to host the IRS whistleblowers for what is expected to be an intense hearing.

    The two IRS agents were assigned to the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax and gun charges. Biden ultimately pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor tax offenses as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a lenient deal that prompted criticism from Republican lawmakers. The hearing comes as House Republicans continue to investigate the president and his family after the Justice Department failed to find evidence of criminal conduct.

    The House Ways and Means Committee previously voted to publicly share hundreds of pages of testimony from IRS employees. In the testimony, the agents described several roadblocks agents on the case, such as trying to interview individuals relevant to the case or issue search warrants, which they ultimately claim impeded their investigation.

    In one specific case, Shapley described IRS agents’ efforts to execute a search warrant of a storage facility in Virginia where the younger Biden’s documents were being stored. He said the assistant U.S. attorney involved in the case reached out to Hunter Biden’s lawyers and the tip-off ruined "our chance to get to evidence before being destroyed, manipulated, or concealed." Read more ---
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/irs-ag … know-truth

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image75
      Kathleen Cochranposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      But you defend Trump in his indictments. What are we up to now? 4 - 5?

      Hunter was an addict and made bad choices. May he pay for them.

      What was Trump's excuse? Whatever it was, let him pay for his mistakes.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image89
        Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Kathleen

        Oh my once again please read the thread --- I did not make mention of Trump, and very rarely do on Hps...  I believe the only thing I posted about the Trump indictment was innocent until proven guilty.  This is one of my values. Please note this thread is an article. I added no view, just posted a current news article,  because it is current political news.  This is a political forum.

        I tend to keep threads current, and about the guy that is in the White House currently. I am very much over all the Trump fodder. In my view, Biden provides enough current news to keep me very interested in what I need to concern myself

        One thing I can assure you, I don't do back and forth comparing Trump to others. Just not interested.

        I regard Hunter being a drug addict, and what appears is your willingness to look the other way. Hey, that is your right and your view. Thanks for your comment.

        1. Kathleen Cochran profile image75
          Kathleen Cochranposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Once again, you did not understand what I wrote. Both should answer for their mistakes.

          " I am very much over all the Trump fodder. " If only the courts would, right?

          1. Sharlee01 profile image89
            Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Noted and read

  2. Sharlee01 profile image89
    Sharlee01posted 12 months ago

    Well, we are at the first break in the Congressional hearing where two very credible whistleblowers have shared the truth about what they do in their jobs, and how very seriously they take their jobs. Both gave testimony that accuse  Hunter Biden of felony tax crimes and shared irregularities in how the crime allegation was handled in regard to bringing charges.

    The Demacrates have done nothing but give speeches about Trump... As would be expected. 

    The Democrats looked very unprepared, and fell back on the one thing they know best --- Trump Trump Trump... They looked foolish and were not able to even ask a sensible question on the subject. But, I think we are well accustomed to that.  ---   "Look here I can't go there".

    Very clear to me, (And my view) that weaponization has occurred in the DOJ.

  3. abwilliams profile image64
    abwilliamsposted 12 months ago

    Wow, these guys are unflappable!

    1. Sharlee01 profile image89
      Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, they are. I so respect their professionalism, and their diligence to keep their oath. They certainly have shown in my view, that we have some real problems with the Government's weaponization. The evidence is remarkable.  I would say Green also brought up a point n regard to ---   The Mann Act (also known as the White-Slave Traffic Act of 1910) is a federal law that criminalizes the transportation of “any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery or for any other immoral purpose.” The Mann Act was passed in June 1910 and was named after Illinois Congressman James R.

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        Annegrayposted 12 months agoin reply to this

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        1. Sharlee01 profile image89
          Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Well, that would be your view.

    2. Sharlee01 profile image89
      Sharlee01posted 12 months ago

      My thoughts on today's hearing in a nutshell --- During the inquiry, the credibility of the whistleblower's evidence remained unchallenged as no one questioned its veracity. However, the Democrats' response was quite hyperbolic. as they vociferously emphasized Trump's name over and over, seemingly without presenting any form of substantive counterarguments.   This approach, in my view,  ultimately backfired, as they appeared flustered by the solid facts presented.  They again in my view,  led to them making a less-than-favorable impression.

      In contrast, the Republicans effectively punctured the Democrats' weak arguments and exposed the vulnerabilities in their stance.

      It would appear at this point we need to hear from U.S. attorney Weiss under oath. And hopefully, more brave whistleblowers will step up, and do the right thing.  Most Americans detest corruption, and I am sure would like to get to the bottom of this alleged corruption.

      1. profile image54
        Annegrayposted 12 months agoin reply to this

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        1. Sharlee01 profile image89
          Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I feel they should have had Weiss at this hearing even if under a subpoena. It would have been beneficial to have all under one roof.

          Weiss's testimony is a must.

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            Annegrayposted 12 months agoin reply to this

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            1. Sharlee01 profile image89
              Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              It would be very telling if Republicans don't bring him or if they dance around sending him just letters. It would certainly discourage other whistleblowers from stepping up on any given issue. he is the key, in my view, at this point. The committee will look very foolish if they don't bring him in. They in my view will lose credibility if they just say time to move on with the investigation.

    3. Sharlee01 profile image89
      Sharlee01posted 12 months ago

      CNN ---  The House Oversight Committee heard Wednesday from two IRS whistleblowers whose claims that the Justice Department politicized the Hunter Biden criminal probe have ignited a firestorm among Republicans.

      One of the two whistleblowers identified himself publicly for the first time at the hearing: Joseph Ziegler, a 13-year IRS special agent with the Criminal Investigation Division.

      In his testimony, Ziegler said he witnessed federal prosecutors deviating from normal procedures, and echoed fellow whistleblower Gary Shapley’s claims that IRS investigators recommended charging Hunter Biden with far more serious crimes than what the president’s son has agreed to plead guilty to.

      “It appeared to me, based on what I experienced, that the US attorney in Delaware in our investigation was constantly hamstrung, limited, and marginalized by DOJ officials as well as other US attorneys,” Ziegler said.

      The whistleblowers also told lawmakers Wednesday that Justice Department officials stopped their investigators from scrutinizing President Joe Biden and his grandchildren, after finding evidence potentially linking them to Hunter Biden’s troubled finances.

      “When the subject’s father is somehow related to the finances of the subject, in the normal course of any Investigation, we would have to get that information, to properly vet the financial flows of money, and determine what we end up charging,” Shapley said, adding that his team was blocked from running down leads related to the president.

      Ziegler, who is Shapley’s deputy, also told the panel in his written testimony that he wanted to interview Hunter Biden’s adult children after uncovering potentially illegal deductions in Hunter Biden’s tax returns, related to payments to his children. But a Justice Department prosecutor said that would “get us into hot water” and it didn’t happen, Ziegler wrote.

      The Justice Department and the White House have previously denied the whistleblowers’ claims that there was any political interference in the Hunter Biden criminal probe. These allegations are consistent with their previous closed-door testimony, which was made public last month.

      Biden has said he wasn’t involved in his son’s business deals.

      https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/19/politics … index.html

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        Annegrayposted 12 months agoin reply to this

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        1. Sharlee01 profile image89
          Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          NO, they investigated and found tax crimes that they both said were felonies. Maybe you need to watch the testimony. They offered what years he elude paying the proper amount of taxes. They even calculated what amounts he deprived the Government of collecting.

          This was not the said information, it was first-hand conversations as well as personal emails to prove their allegations.

          I will need to agree to disagree. I watched the hearing from beginning to end. I feel they backed up each and every one of their alligations.

      2. Kosmo profile image94
        Kosmoposted 12 months ago

        Trump is the devil compared to Hunter Biden, a typical bad boy with plenty of money to burn and little common sense.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image89
          Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Well, thank you for joining in.

      3. Sharlee01 profile image89
        Sharlee01posted 11 months ago

        “Today, a former FBI supervisory special agent assigned to the FBI’s Wilmington office and the Biden criminal investigation confirmed key portions of the IRS whistleblower’s testimony. The night before the interview of Hunter Biden, both Secret Service headquarters and the Biden transition team were tipped off about the planned interview. On the day of the Hunter Biden interview, federal agents were told to stand by and could not approach Hunter Biden—they had to wait for his call. As a result of the change in plans, IRS and FBI criminal investigators never got to interview Hunter Biden as part of the investigation.

        “The Justice Department’s efforts to cover up for the Bidens reveals a two-tiered system of justice that sickens the American people. The Oversight Committee, along with the Judiciary Committee and Ways and Means Committee, will continue to seek the answers, transparency, and accountability that the American people demand and deserve.”
        https://oversight.house.gov/release/for … %EF%BF%BC/

       
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