Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, intends to interrogate the former prosecutor of Hunter Biden regarding the investigation’s management and the choice to let the statute of limitations expire for specific tax years linked to Hunter’s earnings from the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.
During an interview with Fox News, the Ohio Republican emphasized that Hunter had received substantial payments from the company, raising apprehensions about potential associations between Burisma, President Joe Biden, and the White House.
“Lesley Wolf, assistant U.S. Attorney for the DOJ out of Wilmington, Delaware, is part of a five-year investigation into Hunter Biden. Served with David Weiss. Allegedly deviated from the protocol for preferential treatment—that’s the allegation. And is known to be a Democratic campaign donor, Leslie Wolf. How could one person hold all of this up? Is it that simple?” host Bill Hemmer asked.
“Well, I think it was the whole investigation. As you pointed out, Bill, it took them five years and is still ongoing. It’s now special counsel David Weiss. Lesley Wolf, according to whistleblowers, is the lady who said we’re not going to look into campaign finance concerns that Mr. Shapley, Mr. Ziegler, and others of the investigative team thought should be examined,” Jordan responded.
“She’s the one who said you can’t use the term Big Guy when you do any interviews. You can’t talk about ‘Political Figure Number One’, who we all know was Joe Biden. So we want to ask her questions about all that, and maybe most importantly, why did the investigation decide to let the tax years 2014 and 2015, when the bulk of the Burisma income was coming to Hunter Biden? Why did they let the statute of limitations lapse for those years?” Jordan said.
He continued: “My theory is that when you get into Burisma, you get to the White House. It is one thing to charge Hunter Biden with a gun charge in Delaware. That doesn’t even involve Joe Biden. But when you get into Burisma, it does because this is a Ukrainian energy company that paid Hunter Biden so much money. So we want to ask her some questions about that as well.”
In the meantime, an oversight investigation has been initiated by Jordan into U.S. intelligence agencies for allegedly impeding a Senate investigation regarding the Biden family in 2020.
On Wednesday, Jordan sent a letter to Avril Haines, the National Intelligence Director, stating that the House Judiciary Committee and its subcommittee are currently examining claims that the U.S. Intelligence Community obstructed a congressional inquiry in 2020 by falsely accusing two U.S. Senators of promoting Russian ‘disinformation.’
Senators Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) had initiated a congressional investigation three years ago into allegations of influence peddling involving President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. On August 6, 2020, two FBI officials provided the Republican lawmakers with a “defensive” briefing as part of their investigation, characterizing those allegations as misinformation from Russia.
At that time, Grassley and Johnson were close to completing their September 2020 report on Hunter Biden’s alleged influence-peddling schemes in China and Ukraine, as reported by National Review.
Jordan is now requesting that Haines provide all versions of the briefing script that were used to inform the two senators, seeking information about the so-called ‘defensive’ briefing.
In his letter, Jordan stated, “The Senators’ investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial ties to foreign governments and individuals was hindered by the briefing, the existence of which was later leaked.”
According to a letter later written by Grassley and Johnson to Nikki Floris, the then-Deputy Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, and Bradley Benavides, the then-Section Chief of the Foreign Influence Task Force, the Russian disinformation briefing received by the two FBI officials primarily consisted of information that the Senators were already aware of and information unrelated to their investigation into Biden.