Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement in response to a Department of Justice (DOJ) court filing indicating Special Counsel David Weiss intends to indict Hunter Biden on charges related to firearm possession while ignoring and failing to indicate how the DOJ will address years of alleged tax crimes committed by the President’s son:
“These soon-to-be-filed gun charges are just another attempt to shield the president’s son from fully facing justice. IRS whistleblowers have outlined numerous felony tax crimes allegedly committed by Hunter Biden, including avoiding paying taxes on millions of dollars in income, yet the only action DOJ has taken is to attempt a sweetheart plea deal for a few misdemeanors and unrelated gun crimes and running out the clock on holding the President’s son accountable for failing to pay over $300,000 in taxes owed in 2014 and 2015.
“The American people are right to question the motives behind any new indictments that do not include charges for the felony tax crimes outlined by the brave individuals who testified before the Ways and Means Committee. This action will not deter Congress’s efforts to uncover the facts and ensure Americans are not living in a nation with a two-tiered system of justice.”