The request for a roundup of Hunter Biden-related cases alarmed agents because some attendees from DOJ — including Biden political appointees — had no authority in the case. That puts Merrick Garland’s insistence of “no DOJ interference” into serious doubt.
A mere 16 days after Joe Biden assumed the presidency, top officials in his Justice Department raised suspicion among career IRS agents by demanding a briefing on the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, according to evidence turned over to Congress that raises new questions about Attorney General Merrick Garland’s claims of an interference-free probe.
The Feb. 5, 2021 meeting between U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ office in Delaware and a some of Biden’s new assistant attorneys general in DOJ’s Washington headquarters was chronicled in email exchanges between federal prosecutors and IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler. Weiss was leading the probe into the first son,
“The 5 attorneys have the briefing at 1130 with the AAGs,” Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf wrote to the IRS and FBI agents working the case who were told their regular meeting with Wolf might be delayed by the briefing in Washington.