House GOP Asks If DOJ Investigated Biden Whistleblowers

In a recent request submitted to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have asked to be informed as to whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated whistleblowers who revealed insider information about the Biden family.

The inquiry was made as part of the House investigation into potential evidence for the impeachment of President Joe Biden, who is allegedly connected to suspicious business dealings and money laundering.

On Tuesday, April 2, a letter was sent to Garland, signed by House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO). Three Democrat congressmen, a ranking member from each of the three committees, were copied on the letter along with Inspector General Michael Horowitz of the DOJ.

The three Republicans wrote that their respective committees “will not tolerate any retaliatory conduct by the Department against these or any other whistleblowers.” Their letter emphasized the importance of whistleblowers in exposing government ills such as fraud, mismanagement and corruption. It also pointed out that these informants are protected “from retaliation” by federal law.

Jordan, Comer and Smith further stated that any potential action to “investigate” the Biden family whistleblowers heightens the GOP’s “serious concerns about the continued weaponization of the federal government.”

The letter comes four months after two whistleblowers from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—supervisory special agent Gary Shapley and special agent Joseph Ziegler—gave a closed-door testimony that discussed a number of emails said to be sent by Joe Biden per several aliases to his son, Hunter, and his business partners.

Previously, Shapley and Ziegler had revealed several key pieces of information about the Biden family, including allegations about an assistant United States attorney hindering investigations about the president, the DOJ preventing certain charges from being brought against Hunter, Garland refusing to provide names in the tax inquiry and the attorney general not approving charges against Hunter that were recommended by the IRS.

House committees first launched their investigation into the Biden family in November 2022. During the probe, they have uncovered huge amounts of wire transfers, shell companies and business connections that brought in more than $20 million from foreign associates in roughly five years.