Prosecutor is alleged to have blocked charges against Hunter Biden

September 24, 2023
Robert Ayers

An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower just claimed that a federal prosecutor previously blocked the prosecution of Hunter Biden. 

According to the New York Post, the latest IRS whistleblower, the third of his kind, is Michael Batdorf. Batdorf is the IRS Director of Field Operations.

Earlier this month, according to the outlet, Batdorf provided testimony to the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

It was there that he made his allegation - that a federal prosecutor stopped the prosecution of Hunter Biden.

The details

The prosecutor who did so, according to Batdorf, US Attorney E. is Martin Estrada of the Central District of California.

To provide a bit of context here, this took place back when David Weiss - as the U.S. Attorney from Delaware - was investigating Hunter Biden on tax charges. There have been multiple allegations that Weiss ran into several roadblocks during his investigation.

A lot, of course, has happened since then. Weiss, for example, has been made a special counsel, and, as such, he has already brought gun charges against Hunter Biden. Many, though, remain skeptical considering the special treatment that Weiss has already given Hunter Biden. The failed plea deal would be a case in point.

Back to Batdorf's testimony before the House, the Post reports:

The Delaware prosecutor [i.e. Weiss] revealed the setback to Batdorf and IRS special agent in charge Darrell Waldon in a December 2022 phone call, according to a transcript of Batdorf’s Sept. 12 interview reviewed by The Post.

The Post quotes Batdorf as telling the House, "[Weiss] just said that they had declined, and he had to make the decision on where he was going to go."

What's the big deal?

If what Batdorf testified is true, then it is the latest evidence to contradict U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's claim that Weiss had the "full authority" to pursue any charge that he believed was warranted against Hunter Biden.

But, if what Batdorf testified is true, then Weiss did not have "full authority." Rather, he had to seek authorization from others before pursuing certain charges against Hunter Biden.

Other evidence has already shown that Weiss had to get the authorization of the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division, and, now, it appears that Weiss also had to get the authorization of Estrada.

Another important point, here, is that Garland made the claim - that Weiss had "full authority" - before Congress and under oath. Garland, in fact, has made the claim on numerous occasions.

This story is proving to be more and more problematic for Garland.

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