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Another whistleblower with the Internal Revenue Service has stepped forward with new information that supports previous testimony from others who say federal prosecutors protected Hunter Biden against charges in their jurisdictions.
IRS agent Darrell Waldon echoed IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley’s previous testimony, saying that now-special counsel David Weiss was blocked from pursuing charges against the now-first son in Washington, DC, and California, Breitbart News reported.
“Mr. Weiss went to the U.S. Attorney’s Office — I can’t recall the dates — and they did not agree to prosecute the case in D.C.,” Waldon told the House Ways and Means Committee during a transcribed interview earlier this month, according to the Washington Examiner.
“I’m aware that it was presented to the District of Columbia and, at some point, the Central District of California, I believe,” he added.
Breitbart noted further:
Waldon’s transcribed interview comes after he previously confirmed Shapley’s claims in April of political interference. Waldon later left the Hunter Biden case for another responsibility within the IRS.
As the investigation progressed, Weiss never charged Hunter Biden in the jurisdictions of Washington, DC, or California. Instead, he formed a sweetheart plea agreement with Hunter Biden that collapsed in July under judicial scrutiny. Shapley’s testimony in April reportedly triggered the plea deal, filed in Delaware. Weiss later brought three gun-related charges in Delaware against Hunter Biden.
The recent testimony by Waldon, who was Shapley’s boss, is notable because Attorney General Merrick Garland testified Wednesday that nobody had the authority to block Weiss from charging Hunter Biden, though “they could refuse to partner with him.”
“You said [Weiss] had complete authority, but he’d already been turned down. He wanted to bring an action in D.C. and the US Attorney there said, ‘No, you can’t’ — and then you go tell the U.S. Senate, under oath, that he has complete authority?” House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked.
“No one had the authority to turn him down; they could refuse to partner with him,” Garland responded.
“You can use whatever language — ‘refuse to partner’ is turning down,” Jordan said.
“It is not the same under a well-known Justice Department practice,” Garland claimed.
Waldon is the fourth whistleblower to come forth to voice concerns about the Justice Department shielding Hunter Biden from prosecution.
A Democratic lawmaker broke ranks with his party in August and openly claimed that he believes Hunter Biden is ‘clearly’ guilty of having committed crimes. Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut could not make his case, however, without taking jabs at Republicans and former President Donald Trump.
“Let me say something that you never heard a Republican member of Congress say in the four years of the Trump administration, which is that if Hunter Biden broke the law, he should be prosecuted,” Himes told MSNBC. “And it is clear that he broke the law with respect to taxes and possibly the ownership of a handgun. He should be held accountable for that.”
“If he traded on his father’s influence, he should be held accountable for that. And I’m emphasizing this because you never, ever heard a Republican say the same thing about Donald Trump or his family,” Himes continued.
Himes went on to claim that so far, no evidence has been found linking Joe Biden to his son’s crimes, which some could say is false considering Republicans have said publicly they have seen FBI documents from “highly credible” sources indicating tens of millions of allegedly illicit funds went to both men — though those allegations have not been presented in court nor have either man has been charged with any crimes.
Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed he had no information about any of his son’s business dealings.