A high-ranking Department of Justice (DoJ) tax official has revealed that further approval would have been necessary before any charges could’ve been brought against Hunter Biden due to his alleged income tax crimes.
The admission was made during the DOJ’s hearing for Richard E. Weiss Jr., the political ally of former President Donald Trump who once sought refiling tax charges against Hunter Biden. Weiss was recently suspended from his position due to his role in trying to drop and refile Hunter’s taxes.
The official,take Nathan J. Hochman, testified that Weiss would have needed approval from Hochman’s division—the Tax Division—prior to filing any charges against Hunter Biden.
Furthermore, Hochman testified that the Tax Division found “no legal or policy basis” to support Weiss’ efforts and that it would’ve been “grossly inappropriate” and “contrary to department policy” for Weiss to execute such a plan.
The latest revelations cast further doubt on Weiss’ claims that he was only seeking to build a stronger tax case against Hunter Biden.
Hochman’s testimony contradicts other statements Weiss made in the past—including his insistence that other senior DOE officials would not need to be informed should he decide to refile and drop Hunter Biden’s tax charges.
The ongoing hearing is a direct result of Weiss’ actions and will likely help to further clarify what role he had in attempting to refile tax charges against Hunter Biden. Weiss’ attorneys have argued that his actions were taken in good faith and were not politically motivated.
The hearings are still ongoing and it’s expected to be weeks or months before a decision will be made. Nonetheless, the latest news confirms what was previously speculated: that Weiss would’ve needed approval from the Tax Division before moving forward with criminal charges against Hunter Biden. This could be a potential game-changer in hunter Biden’s ongoing tax saga.