It hasn't been a good week for hack-man Garland, has it?
I'll explain this in layman's terms: Multiple officials at the IRS have testified that the US Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, the man Obama tried to push through to the Supreme Court 7 years ago, stonewalled the tax agency's efforts to assist in bringing finance charges against the son of Garland's boss, President Joe Biden. Another official, IRS Director of Field Operations Michael Batdorf, has now corroborated those claims under oath before Congress.
In any other context, the corruption at play would lead to multiple people being fired and jailed, but these are top-level Democrats so we're still years away from that happening.
IRS Director of Field Operations Michael Batdorf told the House Ways and Means Committee in a closed-door interview on Sept. 12 that he felt "frustrated" by the refusal of the Justice Department to approve tax charges that IRS agents viewed as well-supported by evidence, according to a transcript of the interview obtained by the Washington Examiner.
He also said the IRS removed agent Gary Shapley, a whistleblower, from the Hunter Biden case at the direction of Weiss despite having done nothing wrong.
Batdorf's testimony was the latest piece of evidence to suggest [U.S. Attorney David] Weiss did not enjoy the unfettered authority to pursue Hunter Biden that Garland and others claimed he had.
For more on the unfolding whistleblower testimony, see these two articles:
Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss was the one who was in charge of the Hunter investigation for the last 5 years. Sen. Ted Cruz noted last month that the decision to wait years before charging Hunter allowed the statute of limitations to expire on some of Hunter's shenanigans.
Garland claims the decision to charge Hunter was and always has been in Weiss's hands, but last month he also appointed Weiss as special counsel, a crafty ploy that would keep Weiss from being subpoenaed to contradict that claim while making it seem like Garland was being impartial in dealing with the president's son.
(If all this is confusing, welcome to the rot of modern American politics)
The dam of lies that Garland has built to protect the Obama-Biden regime is beginning to break. The GOP is coming close to proving that Garland has lied under oath to Congress.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) asked Garland on Wednesday about whether DOJ Tax had the ability to stop a U.S. attorney from proceeding on a tax case.
"Most of the time, but not when the attorney general has granted authority to a U.S. attorney to do what he thinks is best," Garland said at the House Judiciary Committee hearing.
But Weiss did not appear to have that authority at the time.
Batdorf said he sensed frustration on the team that Weiss had found roadblocks on multiple paths to prosecuting Hunter Biden.
"I was frustrated," he said. "[Weiss] was probably a little frustrated … because he now had to make some decisions on what he was going to do."
The lies are not just limited to the Hunter Biden charges, as Rep. Thomas Massie's exchange with Garland about Ray Epps showed.
Back to the new report:
In addition to the two Joe Biden-appointed U.S. attorneys who refused to allow Weiss to bring charges against Hunter Biden in their districts, Batdorf said the DOJ Tax Division opposed bringing charges.
Batdorf said DOJ Tax argued against charges for Hunter Biden during a June 2022 meeting with Weiss and IRS officials, who were in favor of advancing the case.
"DOJ Tax would have to authorize charges prior to David Weiss recommending an indictment or prosecution," Batdorf said during his interview.
"So, I mean, my understanding is that, I mean, he can't make that decision without DOJ Tax authorization," Batdorf said.
The IRS supervisor confirmed that Hunter Biden's defense team was given an unusual number of chances, possibly as many as four, to meet with DOJ Tax investigators and argue why its client should not face charges.
The Swamp elites are masters at manipulating the layers of institutional rules that muck up the wheels of justice in DC. But at some point, the chickens come home to roost.
While all this still needs additional vetting, evidence, and transparency, ask yourself this: If this were a Republican president, especially Trump, would the media or the public have given him the benefit of the doubt if three IRS officials testified that the president's DOJ was blocking investigations into his son?
What if a Republican president's son had left behind a laptop showing a myriad of crimes, with additional witnesses coming forward to confirm the hard data there?
What if a Republican president had been on camera bragging about getting prosecutors in other countries fired for investigating the company that hired his son to sit on its board?
Ah, how history would be different!
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