The FBI and IRS recently opened an investigation into potential criminal campaign violations related to the 2020 presidential campaign of Joe Biden. Allegedly, a politically connected lawyer paid large tax debts for Hunter Biden.
This inquiry has reignited discussion surrounding possible criminal activity across all political campaigns.
Congressional investigators have raised serious questions about whether a politically connected lawyer’s payment of Hunter Biden’s tax debt constituted an illegal campaign contribution to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
Reportedly, federal prosecutors inside US Attorney Dave Weiss’ office thwarted attempts by agents to pursue this apparent violation of election law.
Hollywood attorney Kevin Patrick Morris paid off Hunter Biden’s past-due tax debts according to CBS.
“A source familiar with the arrangement between Morris and Hunter Biden said the attorney paid Hunter Biden’s past-due tax debts,” CBS reported.
According to the New York Times, Hunter Biden told business associates that he had to take out a loan to pay off more than $1 million in past-due taxes.
Just the News has reported on an allegation from IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, who claims that Leslie Wolf, a top prosecutor in Weiss’s office, prevented an investigation into possible criminal campaign violations by Joe Biden. According to a case summary memo dated May 3rd of this year, Shapley provided the information to Congress with whistleblower protections.
“This investigation has been hampered and slowed by claims of potential election meddling,” Shapley wrote in the memo, according to Just the News. “Through interviews and review of evidence obtained, it appears there may be campaign finance criminal violations.
“AUSA Wolf stated on the last prosecution team meeting that she did not want any of the agents to look into the allegation,” Shapley’s memo stated, according to his interview with House Republicans. “She cited a need to focus on the 2014 tax year, that we could not yet prove an allegation beyond a reasonable doubt, and that she does not want to include their Public Integrity Unit because they would take authority away from her. We do not agree with her obstruction on this matter.”
Shapley claims that Kevin Patrick Morris and Hunter Biden had a meeting at a campaign finance event in late 2019 or early 2020. Following this, Morris allegedly paid several installments of Hunter Biden’s tax debt between 2020 and 2021. According to Hunter’s tax records, the money given was labeled as a loan so it is not taxable.
Recently, Hunter Biden was hit with a substantial state tax lien totaling nearly half a million dollars. Despite his claims of unemployment and financial hardship in an Arkansas paternity case against Lunden Roberts, the debt was settled in under a week.
“I attest that I am unemployed and have had no monthly income since May 2019,” said Biden in a Nov. 27, 2019, affidavit. “I currently have significant debts (in part as a result of obligations arising from my divorce which was final in April 2017).”
Morris paid more than $2 million in Hunter Biden’s delinquent taxes in addition to a $50,000 donation to Joe Biden campaign in 2020.
Just the News reported:
The FBI and IRS probed allegations that Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign may have benefitted from “campaign finance criminal violations” by allowing a politically connected lawyer to help pay off Hunter Biden’s large tax debts but agents were blocked by federal prosecutors from further action, according to new information uncovered by congressional investigators.
The previously unreported campaign finance inquiry was first alluded to in transcribed interviews by House investigators with two IRS agents and a retired FBI supervisor, and the allegations since have been augmented in recent weeks by new evidence uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee.
That evidence includes a case summary memo written by IRS Supervisory Criminal Investigative Agent Gary Shapley to his bosses dated May 3, 2021 in which he alleged that Lesley Wolf, a top prosecutor in the Hunter Biden case inside Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ office, waived agents off the campaign finance case. Shapley provided the information to Congress under the protections of whistleblower laws, and lawmakers voted the information to be public.
Read the full report on this story by Just the News here.
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