The New York Times has confirmed one of the explosive claims made by whistleblowers speaking out against Democrat President Joe Biden and his weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ).
In a new report, the Times confirmed the allegation that the DOJ has been mishandling investigations into Hunter Biden as part of a cover-up to protect the president and his family.
However, while the NYT did confirm the claims, the information was buried deep in the left-wing newspaper’s Tuesday report.
As Slay News reported, Hunter Biden was gifted a sweetheart plea deal from the DOJ on the multiple charges he was facing.
He pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor tax violations and entered a pretrial diversion agreement regarding the felony gun registration charge.
In response to Hunter’s slap-on-the-wrist deal, the House Ways and Means Committee released testimony from two IRS whistleblowers.
The whistleblowers alleged that President Biden’s son received preferential treatment from the taxpayer-funded Justice Department.
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley claimed that U.S. Attorney David Weiss alleged to multiple witnesses that he was told by the DOJ that he could not bring charges against Hunter Biden in California and Washington D.C.
Attorney General Merrick Garland denied there being any interference in the probe.
However, the Times is now confirming that Weiss did in fact make such claims about the DOJ.
“But in mid-2022, Mr. Weiss reached out to the top federal prosecutor in Washington, Matthew Graves, to ask his office to pursue charges and was rebuffed, according to Mr. Shapley’s testimony,” The Times wrote Tuesday.
“A similar request to prosecutors in the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles, was also rejected, Mr. Shapley testified.
“A second former I.R.S. official, who has not been identified, told House Republicans the same story.
“That episode was confirmed independently to The New York Times by a person with knowledge of the situation.”
Notably, that explosive confirmation wasn’t mentioned until the 21st paragraph of the Times’ lengthy report, titled “Competing Accounts of Justice Dept.’s Handling of Hunter Biden Case.”
Garland denied any wrongdoing by the DOJ last week.
“As I said at the outset, Mr. Weiss, who was appointed by President Trump as the U.S. attorney in Delaware and assigned this matter during the previous administration, would be permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to,” the attorney general told reporters at the time
“Mr. Weiss has since sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee confirming that he had that authority.”
“He was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own behalf,” Garland later added.
The IRS whistleblowers made damning accusations against the DOJ but perhaps their biggest claim implicates the president.
As part of their testimony to Congress, a WhatsApp text message Hunter Biden allegedly sent to a Chinese business associate invoked his father as part of what Republicans say was an illicit extortion scheme.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight,” Hunter Biden wrote.
The White House Counsel’s Office is still repeating its claim that President Biden “was not in business with his son.”