The NYT confirmed that the DOJ has blocked more serious charges against Hunter Biden


The Department of Justice (DOJ) has blocked U.S. Attorney David Weiss from filing charges against Hunter Biden in Washington, D.C. and California. The New York Timeshe confirmed a statement by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley on Tuesday.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) told reporters Thursday that the Justice Department has twice blocked Weiss’s tougher charges against Hunter Biden.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) testifies on May 30, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The establishment media’s reaction to the allegations appeared muted. CBS News and ABC News’ evening programs did not report Thursday evening. Breitbart reported around noon Friday The Washington Post, politics, The New York TimesCNN and MSNBC declined to publish an article about the allegations on their front pages.

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This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York City. (AP Photo/Julio Cortes)

Five days later, on Tuesday time’ Garlic Glenn And In paragraph 21 of their story, IRS agents confirmed claims of DOJ obstruction “according to someone with knowledge of the situation”:

A similar request to prosecutors in the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles, was also denied, Shapley said. A second former IRS employee, who has not been identified, told House Republicans the same story. The episode was independently confirmed to The New York Times by a person with knowledge of the situation.

THE Time The DOJ explained that it requires the approval and cooperation of the U.S. attorneys in California and Washington before pursuing charges in Weiss’s counties.

“If Mr. Weiss wanted to proceed without their approval, he could bring the matter to Mr. Garland’s attention, and the Attorney General could appoint him as “special counsel,” which would allow him to bypass the standard chain of command. , “The Time reported.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington on January 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Caroline Custer)

Garland says Weiss had full autonomy to file the complaint versus contacted the president’s son and showed him Weiss’ letter to Congress, saying he had full authority to investigate.

However, Garland’s statements ignored his statement to Congress in March admitted it must authorize all possible payments.

“Then I would have to give him permission and allow him to enter another jurisdiction, which I promised to do,” he said.

According to IRS whistleblowers, Weiss asked Garland for a special counsel, but Garland refused to appoint one. A special counsel could provide some separation between President Joe Biden and his DOJ.

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THE Time It described the divergent reports as “reflecting possible factors such as miscommunication, conflicting substantive judgments between agencies about how to proceed with a lawsuit, or personal animosity between officials working on a high-profile, high-pressure case.”

“Investigators like Mr. Shapley, whose job it is to uncover evidence, have a different perspective than prosecutors who consider how to treat defendants fairly and how to present cases to juries,” the official said. Time write.

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