Former DOJ Official Reacts To ‘Malfeasance’ In Hunter Biden Investigation

Speaking with Fox News host Jesse Watters, a former Department of Justice (DOJ) official discussed the IRS whistleblowers’ testimony about the Hunter Biden probe — expressing her shock at the “malfeasance.”

On Thursday, the Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee released transcripts of IRS whistleblowers’ depositions — which detailed allegations that Attorney General Merrick Garland and IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel had lied to Congress about the Hunter Biden investigation. The whistleblowers alleged that Trump-appointed Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss had admitted to investigators that he was “not the deciding person” as to whether or not Hunter Biden would be charged — which directly contradicts claims from Garland and Werfel that Weiss was in total control of the investigation.

Former head of the DOJ’s Tax Division Eileen J. O’Connor, who was in charge of the division from 2001 to 2007, spoke to Watters about her reaction to the whistleblower transcripts.

“I wanted the public to understand what happened in this case,” O’Connor said. “Informed citizens are essential to the operation of this government. From my decades as a tax practitioner and my six years as head of the tax division, I read Special Agent Shapley’s testimony with deep, deep interest. When I got to page 95, my jaw dropped.”

“As early as June 2021, the prosecution team understood that because crimes must be prosecuted in the district where they occur, Attorney General Garland’s failure to make U.S. Attorney Weiss a special counsel guaranteed Hunter Biden would not be prosecuted for his tax crimes,” she added.

Hunter Biden was given a sweetheart plea deal that no other American would have gotten for similar crimes — with the DOJ announcing on June 20 that the president’s son would plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges, and would be placed in a pre-trial diversion program in response to lying on a gun purchase form.

O’Connor, who penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal demanding that the judge in the Hunter Biden case throw out the plea deal, went on to call out the “malfeasance” and thank the whistleblowers for speaking out.

“I want to throw a bouquet to Special Agent Shapley for bringing this forward,” she said. “It is so important malfeasance in the administration of justice be brought forward and Congress be able to perform its oversight function, do something about it. What is so disturbing here is – well, let me mention I want to thank ‘The Wall Street Journal’ for publishing my op-ed and giving it a catchy title. My title had been ‘Corruption, Collusion, or Mere Incompetence?,’ because any of those might actually describe what caused what happen here to happen here.”

“Attorney General Garland testified under oath to Congress in March that he had given U.S. Attorney Weiss all the authority he needed to do, whatever he needed to do, wherever he needed to do it,” O’Connor added. “But you might recall that When Rod Rosenstein named Robert Mueller special counsel, we were able to see the contemporaneous documentation of that authority and of what that enabled Robert Mueller to do. There has been no documentation at all of Attorney General Garland’s assertion that he gave Weiss authority and we can see from what happened that apparently he didn’t have it.”