House Republicans are on a mission to expose the alleged preferential treatment given to Hunter Biden during the Department of Justice’s investigation into him. In their pursuit for answers, they have arranged several interviews with DOJ officials. This comes after Chairmen Jim Jordan, Jason Smith, and James Comer made a request for 13 individuals to testify before Congress regarding their role in what Republicans are calling the “weaponization of federal law enforcement power.”
Four of the interviews have already taken place with FBI and IRS agents. The remaining seven interviews, involving individuals from the DOJ, are either scheduled or in the process of being scheduled. While the committee spokesperson didn’t disclose which officials have been scheduled for interviews, they assured that numerous interviews are being finalized.
One name that Republican Congressman Jim Jordan hopes to interview is special counsel David Weiss, the lead prosecutor in the Hunter Biden case. They also want to speak with Lesley Wolf, an assistant U.S. attorney under Weiss, who has been accused of obstructing federal investigators during their years-long probe into Hunter Biden. Additionally, U.S. attorneys Matthew Graves and Martin Estrada are on the list, as they are said to have refused to collaborate with Weiss on bringing charges against Hunter Biden.
The interviews conducted so far support the allegations made by two IRS investigators who expressed frustration about perceived hindrances to their work on the Hunter Biden case. Transcripts obtained by the Washington Examiner reveal that the DOJ’s investigation progressed slowly, and that Graves and Estrada were uncooperative with Weiss. The whistleblower and witness testimonies suggest that more charges could still be warranted against Hunter Biden.
The negotiations between Jordan and the DOJ have delayed the scheduled depositions of two DOJ Tax Division officials, who were initially subpoenaed. It is likely that the negotiations are centered around the conditions and scope of the interviews. The DOJ has a history of limiting discussions related to ongoing investigations, including the one involving Hunter Biden.
In conclusion, Republicans are pushing forward with their investigation into whether Hunter Biden received preferential treatment from the DOJ. The interviews with officials from the DOJ are expected to shed more light on the matter. Critics argue that this is a politically motivated witch-hunt, while Republicans maintain that they are holding the DOJ accountable for potential abuses of power. Only time will tell what the outcome of these interviews will be, but it is clear that tensions between House Republicans and the DOJ continue to simmer.