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Jordan, Comer press CIA over alleged interference in Hunter Biden investigation

The pair requested that Burns provide to them materials related to the investigation of Hunter Biden as well as documents and communications related to Patrick Kevin Morris and his relevance to the investigation.

Published: March 21, 2024 5:29pm

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Thursday pressed CIA Director William Burns over the agency's alleged interference in a tax investigation into first son Hunter Biden.

The Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service had for years conducted a tax investigation into the first son that came under scrutiny from whistleblowers who alleged that Biden-appointed DOJ officials had worked to stifle the probe and prevent the worst charges from being brought. The case nearly culminated in a plea agreement, though that effort failed to survive judicial scrutiny and Attorney General Merrick Garland has since elevated U.S. Attorney David Weiss to special counsel status to continue the probe.

"Recently, the Committees received information from a whistleblower alleging that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) intervened in the investigation of Hunter Biden to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigators from interviewing a witness. We therefore write to request relevant material from the CIA," the Republicans wrote to Burns.

"According to the whistleblower, in August 2021, when IRS investigators were preparing to interview Patrick Kevin Morris, an associate of Hunter Biden, the CIA intervened to stop the interview," they continued. "Two DOJ officials were allegedly summoned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia for a briefing regarding Mr. Morris. At that meeting, it was communicated that Mr. Morris could not be a witness during the investigation."

The pair requested that Burns provide to them materials related to the investigation of Hunter Biden as well as documents and communications related to Patrick Kevin Morris and his relevance to the investigation.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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