IRS whistleblowers said the text exchange resulted in Zhao sending a $100,000 payment to Hunter’s firm Owasco P.C., according to the New York Post. The 2017 WhatsApp text contradicts the president’s repeated claims that he had nothing to do with his son’s business activities, in which the drug addict allegedly traded access to his father in exchange for large amounts of cash.
Their warnings fell on deaf ears.In August 2020, a search warrant uncovered a text between Hunter and Henry Zhao, an executive at a Chinese company that paid Hunter $100,000. The text mentioned Joe Biden repeatedly. Investigators were not allowed to verify the information. pic.twitter.com/wpqmrkppz1 — Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) June 22, 2023
On Thursday, Republican Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri — the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee — said his committee released the testimony of two IRS whistleblowers who had worked on Hunter Biden’s tax evasion case to sound the alarm on the gross misconduct and abuse perpetrated by the IRS and the FBI in their shoddy investigation of the president’s son. [firefly_poll] “The allegations point to a steady campaign of: unequal treatment of enforcing tax law; Department of Justice (DOJ) interference in the form of delays, divulgences, and denials, into the investigation of tax crimes that may have been committed by the President’s son; and finally, retaliation against IRS employees who blew the whistle on the misconduct,” Smith said in a statement. Smith added: “The preferential treatment Hunter Biden received would never have been granted to ordinary Americans … Whistleblowers describe how the Biden Justice Department intervened and overstepped in a campaign to protect the son of Joe Biden by delaying, divulging, and denying an ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes. “The testimony shows tactics used by the Justice Department to delay the investigation long enough to reach the statute of limitations, evidence they divulged sensitive actions by the investigative team to Biden’s attorneys, and denied requests by the U.S. Attorney to bring charges against Biden.” He underscored that IRS whistleblowers were retaliated against and removed from the investigation after they raised their concerns to their supervisors. Notably, the congressman said, the president’s son was allowed to strike a sweetheart plea deal “despite the fact that IRS officials recommended that Hunter Biden be charged with criminal activity that includes attempts to evade or defeat taxes, fraud and false statements, and willful failures to file returns, supply information, or pay taxes for over $8.3 million in income.” In contrast, Smith noted that in 2014, a Florida man was sentenced to 13 months in prison “for failing to file an income tax return, the same misdemeanor tax offense that Hunter Biden was charged with.” Smith also outlined the disturbing aspects of Hunter’s case in a lengthy Twitter thread.
Rep. Jason Smith: Whistleblowers say Biden’s DOJ directly interfered in the Hunter Biden criminal investigation — and even stopped a probe into “a WhatsApp message in which Hunter Biden demands payment from Chinese officials, noting that his father is in the room.” pic.twitter.com/ddMa4OJzLT— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 22, 2023
For years, Hunter didn’t report all of his income to the IRS – Whistleblowers say he broke multiple laws in the process.Money came flowing in from all over the world – Ukraine, China, Romania. Much of it unreported and much of it from foreign sources. pic.twitter.com/UDcGvXNBLf — Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) June 22, 2023
Joe Biden’s 50-year political career apparently has been very lucrative for him and his family, despite being riddled with bizarre irregularities and improprieties the average American could never dream of getting away with. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The whistleblowers exposed how the DOJ established a pattern of delaying, divulging, and denying the Hunter Biden investigation.At nearly every turn, officials chose protecting the powerful over exposing the truth to the American people. — Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) June 22, 2023