Rep. James Comer says Hunter Biden tax evasion charges are down to ‘two brave whistleblowers’ and that his probe will prove Joe Biden knew of Hunter’s ‘fraud schemes’ and DOJ is protecting ‘the big guy’ and his son
Representative James Comer released a statement calling Hunter Biden's tax evasion whistleblowers “brave” and then accused the president's DOJ of protecting “the big man.”
Comer's statement comes after it was announced that the Justice Department has filed nine new criminal charges against US President Joe Biden's son Hunter in California.
All nine charges relate to taxes, including two charges of filing a false tax return, one charge of tax evasion, four charges of non-payment and another two charges of failing to file returns. The costs cover the tax years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
“Two brave IRS whistleblowers, Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, risked their careers to expose misconduct and politicization in the Hunter Biden criminal investigation,” Comer said Thursday.
“The Justice Department was caught trying to give Hunter Biden an unprecedented sweetheart plea deal,” the Republican congressman continued.
The Justice Department has filed new criminal charges against Hunter Biden
Rep. James Comer (pictured) released a statement calling Hunter Biden's tax evasion whistleblowers “brave” and then accused the president's DOJ of protecting “the big man”
Comer has served as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability since January 7, 2023.
“Today's charges against Hunter Biden are the result of Mr. Shapley and Mr. Ziegler's efforts to ensure that all Americans are treated equally under the law,” the Kentucky representative added in his statement.
“Every American should applaud these men for their courage in exposing the truth.
“IRS whistleblowers also revealed that investigators were prevented from following evidence that could have led to Joe Biden.
“The House Oversight Committee investigation into the Bidens' influence sales reveals how Joe Biden knew about, participated in, and profited from his family's cashing in on the Biden name.
“In fact, Hunter Biden's corporate entities involved in today's indictments diverted foreign funds that ended up in Joe Biden's bank account.
“Unless U.S. Attorney Weiss investigates everyone involved in the Bidens' fraud schemes and influence peddling, it will be clear that President Biden's DOJ is protecting Hunter Biden and the big man.”
The first whistleblower Joseph Ziegler – known only as “Whistleblower the Trump and the American government. and Biden administrations.
Ziegler recommended that prosecutors charge Hunter Biden with multiple felonies and misdemeanors in 2021, CBS reported.
The investigator believed he had evidence showing that the president's son had improperly claimed business deductions for a number of personal expenses, including his children's college tuition, hotel bills and payments to escorts.
Gary Shapley is the second whistleblower – he was Ziegler's supervisor and the first to come forward with the allegations against the Justice Department.
IRS Agent Joseph Ziegler announced the shocking figure with additional documentation to the House Ways & Means Committee on Tuesday
House Oversight Chairman James Comer claims he has traced approximately $20 million from foreign actors to the bank accounts of Biden family members through a series of complex shell accounts designed to minimize scrutiny
Hunter Biden – seen above with his wife Melissa Cohen – offered to testify publicly before Congress in December
The Justice Department now says the president's son faces up to 17 years in prison.
The indictment states that despite receiving millions in personal income and financial support from a friend, Hunter Biden “spent this money on drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing and other items of a personal nature , in short, everything except his taxes.'
“Defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to avoid paying at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019,” it reads.