Second Whistleblower Claims Political Interference In Biden Probe

Former Special Agent Timothy Thibault told Congress that he was directed to “shut down” a source of information relating to potential criminal activity by Hunter Biden. Though Thibault did not reveal the name of the confidential source providing the information to the FBI, author Peter Schweizer has claimed responsibility. Thibault testified that the order to ignore Schweizer came in 2020 ahead of the presidential election.

Thibault is the second former agent to allege improper procedures in the IRS and FBI investigation. Numerous discrepancies show a pattern that indicates politically motivated protection, which both FBI and IRS agents dispute. Many Republicans are convinced that evidence of deep state corruption involving President Joe Biden and his family members may be revealed through an investigation into the source of millions of dollars Hunter received during Biden’s term as vice president.

Among the improper procedures that are now under investigation by Congress is the process of the investigation itself. IRS whistleblower Gary Shapely claimed the justice department was giving preferential treatment to Hunter. Shapely said that the lead prosecutor in the investigation, U.S. Attorney David Weiss, was not the person with authority to press charges as would typically be done. Another FBI agent refutes the claim, but Shapely’s attorneys have provided a copy of notes made during an October meeting indicating Weiss made the statement.

Hunter has been increasingly at the center of controversies surrounding the president. Republicans have long questioned the relationship between Hunter and firms in China and Ukraine which paid him millions. Recently, Hunter was expected to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud charges in a plea agreement that fell apart after the presiding judge questioned the conditions of the deal. The deal did not make it clear that Hunter would be susceptible to additional, future charges, effectively giving him blanket immunity in exchange for a slap on the wrist.

On September 15, Weiss formally indicted Hunter on three gun-related charges. Weiss claims that Hunter lied on a standard gun purchase form when he stated he was not a user or addict of any drugs. Hunter was hospitalized in a rehabilitation facility for drugs and alcohol around the time of the purchase of the handgun. Photographs of a nude Biden brandishing the firearm have circulated online.

Hunter’s attorney’s are fighting back against the investigation and have filed a lawsuit on September 18 alleging violations of Hunter’s protected information by the IRS. According to the lawsuit, the IRS publicly released information contained on Hunter’s tax forms to the public which was protected. The lawsuit names Shapely as a defendant and claims that he violated Hunter’s right to privacy by disclosing to CNN that Hunter had listed “prostitutes, sex club memberships, and hotel rooms for purported drug dealers” as tax write offs.

The investigation into Hunter and the efforts Republicans are making to highlight possible corruption within the Biden administration threaten to further derail efforts by Democrats to seek a second term for Biden. Currently, Biden is polling behind former President Trump who leads all Republicans.