The House Ways and Means Committee has released documents indicating that Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf demanded investigators to remove any references to Joe Biden from a search warrant related to a probe into Hunter Biden’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) dealings.
In an August 2020 email, Wolf addressed investigators, including IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler, stating that a section of a drafted warrant needed to be revised as it included mention of the elder Biden. She elaborated, “Please focus on FARA evidence only. There should be nothing about Political Figure 1 in here.” It was later revealed that “Political Figure 1” referred to Joe Biden.
According to the Ways and Means Committee, these actions by the Biden Administration and Justice Department officials were attempts to mislead the public and protect the Biden family, including President Biden himself, through a cover-up that interfered with federal investigations.
The disclosed email adds to the mounting evidence supporting allegations by IRS whistleblowers that the Department of Justice deliberately hindered the IRS’s investigation into Hunter Biden to shield Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Further, testimonies by IRS whistleblowers revealed that Wolf instructed investigators to refrain from making any reference to “the big guy” during crucial interviews related to the probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes. The term “big guy” was allegedly used to refer to Joe Biden.
This order from Wolf is puzzling, considering that two months earlier, she had been briefed on the contents of the FD-1023, an FBI document containing evidence that Burisma paid Joe and Hunter $5 million each in exchange for influence over U.S. foreign policy.
Reports suggest Wolf or any other DOJ official did not brief the investigators on the contents of the FD-1023. The apparent secrecy around the FD-1023 and the directive to avoid mentioning “the big guy” in interviews are seen as attempts by Wolf to safeguard Joe Biden in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
In August, Wolf’s superior, Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, was appointed as a special counsel to continue the investigation into Hunter Biden. Weiss, who was responsible for Hunter Biden’s initial plea deal, is also accused of obstructing the IRS’s investigation.