(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – The Biden Justice Department intended to let Hunter Biden get away without any charges for his tax and gun crimes, and only the emergence of the two IRS whistleblowers in the case stopped it from doing that, reveals the leftist New York Times.
The revelation that Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland and Delaware US Attorney David Weiss had planned to “forgo any prosecution” of the president’s son until the IRS officials came forward in the spring is from a lengthy NYT article entitled, “Inside the Collapse of Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal.”
In May, two IRS investigators, Gary Shapley and Joe Ziegler, told Congress Hunter Biden enjoyed preferential treatment during the five-year federal investigation into his business and personal affairs.
In June, the Justice Department unveiled a “probation-only” plea deal with the first son, under which he would plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and avoid a felony gun charge.
However, the lenient deal went down in court as a Delaware US judge refused to “rubber-stamp” it, and Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty.
“Earlier this year, The Times found, Mr. Weiss appeared willing to forgo any prosecution of Mr. Biden at all, and his office came close to agreeing to end the investigation without requiring a guilty plea on any charges,” The Times writes, as cited by Breitbart News.
“But the correspondence reveals that his position, relayed through his staff, changed in the spring, around the time a pair of IRS officials on the case accused the Justice Department of hamstringing the investigation. Mr. Weiss suddenly demanded that Mr. Biden plead guilty to committing tax offenses,” the leftist newspaper discloses.
“As the testimony from the IRS agents took hold, Mr. Biden’s legal team felt the ground shift beneath them. The US attorney’s office suddenly went quiet,” it reveals further.
Besides establishing that the whistleblowers practically prevented a cover-up, letting Hunter Biden off the hook, the report also exposes his lawyers’ desire to see the two IRS officials prosecuted for coming forward.
“Now, the IRS agents and their Republican allies say they believe the evidence they brought forward, at the precise time they did, played a role in influencing the outcome, a claim senior law enforcement officials dispute,” the NYT reports.
“While Mr. Biden’s legal team agrees that the IRS agents affected the deal, his lawyers have contended to the Justice Department that by disclosing details about the investigation to Congress, they broke the law and should be prosecuted,” the newspaper points out.