A pair of IRS whistleblowers appeared on Capitol Hill this week to provide testimony that bolstered the belief that federal agents were stymied in their attempt to investigate potential crimes by President Joe Biden and members of his immediate family.
Among other things, the testimony included allegations that attorneys for Hunter Biden were tipped off about ongoing probes and that he was not even questioned in connection with accusations of criminal activity.
🚨IRS Whistleblower Joe Ziegler drops a BOMBSHELL:
"It appeared to me…that the U.S. attorney in Delaware…was constantly hamstrung, limited, and marginalized by DOJ officials as well as other U.S. attorneys. I still think that a special counsel is necessary for this… pic.twitter.com/Wq3EQbFr9O
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 19, 2023
One of those informants, Joseph Ziegler, later sat down for an interview with CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who used the opportunity to echo Justice Department talking points.
“So David Weiss, as you know, the U.S. attorney, said in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, quote, I have been granted ultimate authority over this matter, including responsibility for deciding where, when, and whether to file charges,” Tapper began.
Ziegler, who had already testified that Weiss was instructed not to pursue cases involving the Bidens, replied: “I know, based on conversations I had with assigned prosecutors, that he went to the Washington, D.C., U.S. attorney’s office bringing the case there. They told him no.”
He clarified that the case in question dealt with Hunter Biden’s 2014 and 2015 tax liability.
“And all we’re trying to do is say that, if this were anyone else, if this were Joe Taxpayer, he would be getting a much different treatment than what was at place here,” Ziegler said.
Tapper segued into a reference to the reduced charges ultimately filed against the younger Biden, which resulted in what many critics labeled a “sweetheart” plea deal.
“I mean, he did have a plea agreement, and he is going to go before a judge,” Tapper added. “I mean, it’s not like he’s not facing anything. I’m not excusing it, but I’m just saying there are these allegations and he is going to face a courtroom proceeding, et cetera.”
If Biden had been treated like any other American taxpayer, Ziegler asserted, he would have faced the most serious charges for which there was evidence of guilt.
“So, the four signed prosecutors of the case agreed with recommending felony and misdemeanor tax charges for Hunter Biden,” he said. “David Weiss also agreed with that. And I know that from a meeting that I had with him in late August, early September.”
Citing the Justice Department’s tax policy, Ziegler indicated that “if you have a felony with a misdemeanor, you have to charge the felony, and that’s to prevent inequitable treatment of taxpayers.”