Friday, December 15, 2023

Lawsuit: David Weiss, DOJ Are Withholding Records On Hunter Biden’s Alleged Sex-Trafficking Crimes; Lawsuit Calls DOJ to Reveal Whether It Considered Charging Hunter Biden Over Sex-Trafficking Allegations

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Lawsuit: David Weiss, DOJ Are Withholding Records On Hunter Biden’s Alleged Sex-Trafficking Crimes:
The Heritage Foundation filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Special Counsel David Weiss on Monday after the latter refused to forfeit records related to Hunter Biden’s alleged sex-trafficking crimes.
Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the suit asked the court to order the DOJ and Weiss’s office to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Heritage earlier this year that sought to obtain documents regarding authorities’ investigation into whether Hunter Biden violated the Mann Act. That law outlaws the transport of “any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.”
Communications between high-ranking DOJ officials, provided to the House Ways and Means Committee by IRS whistleblowers and released to the public in September, indicated nine probable cases in which the younger Biden “communicat[ed] with prostitutes and coordinat[ed] their travel across state lines,” actions that would violate the Mann Act. Two alleged incidents flagged by Justice Department Tax Division prosecutor Jack Morgan in an email to Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf, for example, involved two “likely” escorts who “traveled from Los Angeles and New York to meet with Hunter in Boston.”
Weiss announced various tax-related charges against Hunter Biden last week. While these charges confirmed the younger Biden made “‘payments to various women’ including at least one to an exotic dancer and another $11,500 to an escort instructed to stick around for two nights,” Weiss’s filing did not include charges alleging Hunter violated the Mann Act. --->READ MORE HERE
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Lawsuit Calls DOJ to Reveal Whether It Considered Charging Hunter Biden Over Sex-Trafficking Allegations:
The conservative Heritage Foundation is seeking to force the U.S. Department of Justice and Special Counsel David Weiss to divulge records as to whether they'd weighed investigating or charging President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, with sex trafficking charges.
The Heritage Foundation initially submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in July, seeking DOJ records and communications indicating whether the DOJ or Mr. Weiss were considering charging the president's son with violations of the Mann Act, a 1910 federal law that prohibits transporting individuals across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. On Monday, the Heritage Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court in Delaware, accusing the DOJ and Mr. Weiss of failing to produce the records the conservative think tank had requested.
The initial FOIA request references a June testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, in which IRS agent Joseph Ziegler indicated that federal authorities had indeed considered several pieces of evidence that might support charges under the Mann Act. Mr. Ziegler and another IRS agent, Gary Shapley, both went public in recent months with allegations that DOJ officials hindered efforts to investigate the president's son.
Mr. Ziegler told lawmakers that Mr. Biden had deducted expenditures from his taxes for a person he called his assistant but whom investigators believed was a known prostitute.
"There were some flying people across state lines, paying for their travel, paying for their hotels. They were what we call Mann Act violations," Mr. Zeigler further testified.
Federal prosecutors referenced additional instances of Mr. Biden allegedly paying for exotic dancers and escorts in a criminal complaint filed in California federal court last week.
The California complaint described one $1,500 payment that Mr. Biden allegedly made in August of 2018 to "an exotic dancer, at a strip club" for "artwork," before stating "the exotic dancer had not sold him any artwork." The complaint described another $1,248 in payments Mr. Biden had characterized as a business expense, that prosecutors believe was used to pay for "an exotic dancer to fly from Los Angeles to New York in September 2018." The criminal complaint also described numerous payments for escorts, including "$11,500 for an escort paid by the Defendant to spend two nights with him." --->READ MORE HERE
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