On Wednesday, the IRS released the identity of an anonymous whistleblower who had reported political corruption during the Hunter Biden probe.
Agent Joseph Ziegler spoke before the House Oversight Committee for the first time on his experiences working in the FBI’s criminal investigation division. Ziegler, who is gay, testified that the tax misdemeanor charge against Hunter Biden was too light. In addition, he spoke about other occasions in which prosecutors did not adhere to standard procedure, slowed down the inquiry, and erected extra approvals and hurdles in the way of a thorough and speedy investigation.
Ziegler has requested that a special counsel be considered for the Hunter Biden probe and any other cases or inquiries arising from it by Congress and the Biden administration. It was his express wish that Congress create a formal means by which Federal investigators may “pull the emergency cord” and bring up the appointment of a special counsel for consideration by higher authorities.
After the House Ways and Means Committee released the transcript of his interview last month, Shapley gave many interviews to the media, revealing that prosecutors had opted to keep some evidence from investigators located on Hunter Biden’s laptop. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware, he claimed, stonewalled things like serving document requests, conducting interviews, and pursuing physical search warrants in Virginia, California, and Delaware until after the 2020 presidential election.
The highly anticipated hearing comes as the Oversight Committee, Judiciary Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee investigate if political considerations impacted prosecutors’ choices in the federal investigation of Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden has pleaded guilty to avoid jail time. The bargain calls for the president’s son to enter guilty pleas on two misdemeanor charges of willful refusal to pay federal income taxes and one felony offense of possessing a handgun by an unauthorized user or addict.
The 26th of July will be Hunter Biden’s first appearance in court. The Department of Justice has denied any improper influence on the inquiry, and U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, who is leading the investigation, has stated that it is “ongoing.”