A fourth IRS whistleblower came public last week, accusing the Department of Justice (DOJ) of blocking a potential indictment of Hunter Biden. The latest revelations both corroborate earlier accusations by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley and raise further doubts regarding U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s statements that the DOJ did not interfere in the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son.
IRS agent Darrell Waldon said that U.S. Attorney David Weiss sought charges against the younger Biden in Washington D.C. and California. According to Waldon, Weiss approached the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia “and they did not agree to prosecute this case in D.C.”
The IRS agent said that the case was also presented to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California.
Waldon’s statement came as part of testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee in September.
The new revelations follow the earlier testimony of Shapley and two anonymous IRS agents. Following the previous statements, the plea deal that Weiss had planned for the president’s son fell apart. Hunter Biden was reportedly due to plead guilty to misdemeanor firearms and tax charges, which would have likely allowed him to avoid jail time.
After the revelations and the end of the proposed plea deal, Hunter Biden has sued the IRS over the revelations.
Following the collapse of the plea deal, Garland named Weiss as special counsel in the case. The younger Biden has been charged with several federal felony firearms charges and may soon also face an indictment related to tax issues.
According to Shapley’s testimony, the president’s son did not pay taxes on foreign income, including at least some of his stipend from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Hunter Biden served on the company’s board during his father’s tenure as vice president.
Garland had earlier told Congress that no Justice Department official “had the authority to turn him down; they could refuse to partner with him.”