Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asked this week why Hunter Biden hasn’t gone to jail for allegedly failing to disclose income to the IRS, he told the TV show Just the News, Not Noise.
“It’s surprising he didn’t go to jail,” Issa said. “[W]When you intentionally fail to disclose income — even in the thousands of dollars, much less in the millions — that’s a crime.”
According to New York TimesHunter paid an unpaid $1 million tax bill to the IRS in 2021 to avoid conviction or a lengthy sentence.
“It’s a crime,” Issa said of the allegedly late tax bill. “And usually, at best, you have to pay restitution and plead guilty to a crime instead of maybe going to jail. It’s not like that [with Hunter Biden]”, continued Issa. “He looks like he’s getting a free pass and is paying now what he should have been paying years ago.”
Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss has been debating for months whether Hunter and associates “violated money laundering, campaign finance, tax and foreign lobbying laws, and whether Hunter Biden violated gun laws.” of federal fire and other regulations,” CNN reported. A grand jury has been convened in the investigation, where a witness who testified before the jury was reportedly asked to identify the “big guy.”
The “big guy” refers to a 2017 email from Hunter’s laptop that shows a business deal between Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski, the Biden family and high-ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party will included ten percent “held by H. for eldest son?” Bobulinski has confirmed that the ‘big guy’ in a May 13, 2017 e-mail was referring to Joe Biden.
“And the reality is, the laptop also reveals that this was a man who was making millions, but always in financial trouble… [with] ex-wife payments, child support payments and, frankly, his drug addiction,” Issa said of the Biden family business.
Sixty-two percent of registered voters believe Joe Biden likely consulted and possibly benefited from the Biden family’s business dealings, recent polls show. Fifty-eight percent of voters believed Joe Biden played a role in his family’s business. Sixty percent said Hunter Biden sold the president “influence and access.” Issa said:
Hunter Biden was a foreign influence operative and used or at least appears to have used his father and others for that game. It means he lobbied, and when you lobbi and don’t find out, you’ve committed a crime. So one of the things we’re going to look at is this selective prosecution and whether this law needs to be either repealed or real teeth put into it so that it’s consistent in prosecution. Which unless they prosecute Hunter Biden, of course it wasn’t.
Issa’s comments about the double standard come after Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) questioned earlier this month whether former FBI agent Tim Thibault closed the investigation. of the FBI in 2020 for Hunter Biden’s laptop. . Grassley stated on the Senate floor that Thibault “closed” an entirely separate investigation that is likely unrelated to the ongoing criminal investigation into reported tax fraud by the president’s son.
“Consequently, investigative activity and information could not be advanced as it should have been, meaning the FBI could have gathered more evidence regarding Hunter Biden, but instead cut bait. And the FBI and Thibault cut the bait right before the 2020 presidential election,” Grassley said.
“It also calls into question what the FBI office in Baltimore is looking at and whether it’s the entire field of evidence,” Grassley said of the reported tax investigation of Weiss.
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