A prominent Republican committee chairman has received credible allegations that the legal team representing the son of President Joe Biden is intimidating and menacing potential witnesses.
Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) claims that witnesses scheduled to testify in his ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden’s business affairs are receiving death threats.
“We’ve got witnesses that are scared to death to come forward. They fear for their lives,” he told the Just the News podcast this week.
Comer stated that witnesses from his district were under pressure, and that institutions that complied with subpoenas issued by his Oversight and Accountability Committee are under pressure from high-ranking Democratic Party officials.
.@JamesComer: Hunter Biden’s legal team are testing the limits with respect to witness intimidation. They’re trying to intimidate me for having the audacity to investigate the Biden family. We have witnesses that actually fear for their life. pic.twitter.com/QVjjoHo7yY
— The Dirty Truth (Josh) (@AKA_RealDirty) April 28, 2023
Comer stated on the program that he was extremely concerned about legal letters and implied threats sent to witnesses by Hunter Biden supporters. According to reports, cooperating banks have received threats, and political attack campaigns have been funded in the districts of some legislators investigating allegations of Biden family influence peddling.
“The Hunter Biden legal team — they’re testing the limits,” Comer said. “I’ll put it like that with respect to witness intimidation. I mean, just look in my district. We’ve got dark money groups that are being funded through prominent high-ranking Democrat officials in Congress. Also the communications director for the White House continues to retweet things trying to intimidate me for having the audacity to investigate.
“We’ve got witnesses that are scared to death to come forward. They fear for their lives. I mean, you’ve got the banks that have worked with us, they’re being squeezed by attorneys, by high-ranking officials in the Democrat Party for having the nerve to work with us to comply with our subpoenas,” he added.
As Hunter Biden’s attorneys convened with the Department of Justice to discuss the possibility of criminal charges, the case heated up. In addition, the House Ways and Means Committee authorized an IRS whistleblower to testify about political interference in the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden’s tax affairs.
“As the actions play out, there are growing questions in Washington whether the DOJ probe is narrowly focused on tax transactions from 2018 forward instead of earlier deals dating to 2014 that involved Russia, China and Ukraine,” Just the News reported.
Congressional investigators have had access to an email from Eric Schwerin, a business associate of Hunter Biden, in which he warned Biden that he had failed to pay taxes on $400,000 in income received from Ukraine energy company Burisma Holdings extending back to 2014. Currently, Schwerin is assisting Comer’s investigation, according to the Kentucky Republican.
“In 2014 you joined the Burisma board and we still need to amend your 2014 returns to reflect the unreported Burisma income,” Schwerin wrote in a Jan. 16, 2017 email that was found on the hard drive of a laptop turned over to the FBI and Congress. “That is approximately $400,000 extra so your income in 2014 was closer to $1,247,328.”
Although the email concerning the failure to pay taxes dating back to 2014 has been made public, reports regarding the DOJ discussions indicate that they may involve lesser amounts from more recent years. Legislators and experts are now questioning whether the Department of Justice allowed the statute of limitations to expire or reached any agreements to extend the legal deadline for indictment, such as “tolling agreements.”
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