Hunter Biden has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), claiming the whistleblower testimony by Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler alleging investigation interference "targeted" him. Representative Greg Steube (R-FL) pointed out the whistleblowers "came across" Biden rather than seeking him during an appearance on Fox Business's Bottom Line, which also included a discussion on the impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
"What is interesting is, if you read the IRS whistleblower testimony, we made all this information public. At the beginning of the testimony, they talk about how they stumbled across Hunter Biden, and it was because they were doing an investigation on an international porn ring. It was taking millions of dollars from outside countries coming into the United States. So it was not like they were targeting their investigation Hunter; they came upon him because of an investigation on other criminal activity that they were doing and then found $2.2 million that Hunter Biden still owes the federal government that will never be paid," said Rep. Steube.
Host Dagen McDowell pointed out that the proposed expansion of the IRS with 87,000 new agents and $80 billion in spending "proves [Republicans'] point" of the government being weaponized against conservatives, to which Rep. Steube agreed.
"These are the same Democrats that made Trump's tax returns public, and he was not involved in some type of criminal investigation for some type of tax fraud, where you have Hunter Biden, who has committed tax fraud, the IRS investigators will admit that, and there is $2.2 million owing the federal government that we will never be able to recoup because the weaponized DOJ stalled long enough so the statute of limitations was toll, and they would not have to charge him for that crime," Steube continued.
The discussion then turned to the impeachment inquiry on President Biden, who recently "wished" House Republicans "lots of luck." Moreover, the defense pushed by Biden and Congressional Democrats has changed as more information comes to light, as they now demand "direct" evidence of Biden taking bribes.
Steube countered by saying even if Biden never took the money directly, the fact that money was exchanged for votes is still bribery.
"If my wife got $30 million, or my son got $30 million for a vote that I took on Ukraine or whatever it is, that still means I am using my official position to enrich my family. It does not matter that the money did not go specifically to Biden himself. And we are doing subpoenas on that information. I do not think I would be surprised to see Hunter Biden's financial records that prove that some of that money went to the Big Guy," Steube concluded.