(LibertySociety.com) – The investigation into Hunter Biden has taken several twists and turns over the last several months. IRS whistleblowers came forward with allegations that the U.S. Attorney David Weiss was prevented from bringing charges against the president’s son in California and Washington D.C. The whistleblowers also claimed that Weiss was denied a special counsel appointment from Attorney General Merrick Garland, although Weiss has given contradictory statements to members of Congress. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan on the last day of June, Weiss claimed that he was only able to charge Hunter Biden in the state of Delaware unless given special counsel authority, but previously said that he was “granted ultimate authority over this matter.”
The plea deal and diversion agreement that was agreed upon by Weiss’s office and Hunter Biden’s attorneys fell apart in court after the presiding judge questioned the broad immunity that Hunter Biden would be given if the diversion agreement was approved. In a late afternoon surprise press briefing on August 11, Garland appointed Weiss as Special Counsel, authorizing him to bring charges in other jurisdictions. Hunter Biden’s attorneys have accused the DOJ of cowering under pressure from Republicans, claiming that any new charges filed will be political in nature.
Now, information has come out about the Washington D.C. U.S. Attorney who allegedly refused to bring charges against Hunter Biden. Matthew Graves, who was nominated by President Biden in 2021, has spent his career going after white-collar criminals for financial crimes. He has prosecuted banks in Germany and Switzerland, touting those accomplishments during his Senate confirmation hearing. He has won a special achievement award from the DOJ four times, in addition to a service award from the FBI. He also donated to President Biden’s campaign and legally advised him during his 2020 run for president.
Despite his decorated record, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley tells a different story about Graves. He turned over an email about the matter to the House Ways and Means Committee that showed Shapley’s account of Graves’ refusal to charge Hunter Biden. Shapley’s email said that Weiss asked for charges to be brought in Washington D.C., but that Graves “said they could not charge in his district.” It remains to be seen if Hunter Biden will face charges in Washington D.C. now that Weiss has the authority to do it himself.
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