Congressman Jason Smith (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said on Thursday that he plans to release additional evidence in the Hunter Biden IRS probe that will vindicate the claims of two IRS whistleblowers.
As reported by Just The News, the Committee’s new evidence will include the testimonies of two more IRS agents, whose claims will back up those made by Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, during their testimony before Congress in July. The two men claimed that the agency took actions meant to help Hunter Biden against a probe into possible tax crimes, including direct interference and procedural slow-walking.
“We had witnesses that we subpoenaed in the last two weeks that we’ve interviewed – two IRS whistleblowers that came forward,” said Smith in an interview. “And guess what? They confirmed what Mr. Shapley and Mr. Ziegler had said. These witnesses have not denied anything that our two IRS whistleblowers have said.”
“The only way that this can come public is if it is a vote of an executive session through the House Ways and Means Committee,” Smith continued. “And they said they would provide those documents to us at the House Ways and Means Committee. And in fact, they did. And it’s a lot of stuff. We’re pouring through that and we plan to release it very soon.”
The vote to release the new information could happen as soon as Wednesday, thus making it available for all Republicans in the House of Representatives ahead of the planned first hearing in the formal impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden. Smith has said that this hearing will provide a comprehensive review of all that is known about the Biden family’s foreign business deals, and all subsequent efforts to cover them up.
“We know clearly that Joe Biden lied,” Smith explained. “Joe Biden said all along that he knew nothing of his son’s business dealings. But yet, when the whistleblower testimony was released in June, the next day, the White House started saying the President was not involved in his son’s business dealings. And just based on the testimony of Devon Archer, it shows that Joe Biden was the critical player, that critical person considered to be the brand.”
In addition to widespread Democratic opposition to impeachment, Hunter Biden himself has taken actions against the original two whistleblowers, filing a lawsuit against the IRS for what he claims is an effort to “target” and “embarrass” him. The younger Biden claims that their testimony violated tax statute 6103, leaking sensitive tax information against him.