House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has subpoenaed Special Counsel David Weiss’s top deputy in the Justice Department’s criminal probe of Hunter Biden, seeking answers regarding irregularities in the way the investigation was handled and potential obstruction by Biden’s father, President Joe Biden.
On Tuesday, Chairman Jordan subpoenaed Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf to appear before the committee on Dec. 7, explaining his reasons in an accompanying letter:
“The Committee on the Judiciary (the Committee) is conducting oversight of the Executive Branch’s commitment to impartial justice, as well as investigating the veracity of statements made in response to congressional inquiries related to the Department of Justice’s investigation of Hunter Biden.
“The Committee is also investigating whether sufficient grounds exist to draft articles of impeachment against President Biden for consideration by the full House.”
Jordan issued the subpoena because Biden’s Justice Department has repeatedly denied the committee’s request that Wolf voluntarily answer questions, the letter notes.
The letter cites witness testimony and public reporting indicating that, as an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, Wolf was “responsible for many of the decisions to deviate from standard investigative protocol during the Department’s investigation of Hunter Biden,” such as:
- Tipping off Hunter Biden’s defense counsel about a potential search warrant,
- Prohibiting investigators from asking witnesses questions about Hunter Biden’s “dad,” aka “the big guy,”
- Ordering investigators to remove from a search warrant any potential reference to Pres. Joe Biden,
- Prohibiting investigators from following up on evidence of criminal campaign finance violations, and
- Forbidding investigators from interviewing Hunter Biden’s adult children.
The letter also cites allegations that Wolf directly obstructed the investigation of Hunter Biden:
“According to witness testimony, you obstructed the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania from briefing the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware about information from a highly credible confidential human source regarding bribes allegedly paid to President Biden and Hunter Biden.”
Wolf will also be asked questions relating to a potential impeachment of Pres. Biden for abusing his presidential power to protect his son from being prosecuted, the letter says:
“Finally, as part of the impeachment inquiry, the Committee is investigating whether President Biden ‘abuse[d] his power as President to impede, obstruct, or otherwise hinder investigations (including Congressional investigations) or the prosecution of Hunter Biden.’”
The Judiciary Committee’s current investigation is the result of what began as an investigation into a foreign pornography ring, as The Federalist recalls:
“Whistleblowers claimed the Biden Justice Department substantially interfered with the IRS investigation into Hunter, which began as a probe into a foreign pornography ring and quickly morphed into a broader criminal investigation implicating other members of the first family.
“According to two veteran IRS agents, DOJ officials buried allegations of Biden family bribery that had been sent to the Delaware office for investigation, knew Hunter Biden’s laptop was legitimate before helping tech giants suppress the computer’s contents anyway, and slow-walked cooperation with federal tax investigators to protect the president.”