Lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers against DOJ tax attorneys for refusal to testify in Biden impeachment inquiry

The House Judiciary Committee has taken legal action against two attorneys from the Justice Department’s tax division. The committee filed a lawsuit after the attorneys refused to comply with subpoenas issued by the Republican-led panel, which is co-leading President Biden’s impeachment inquiry.

The complaint filed in the US District Court in Washington, DC seeks a preliminary injunction that would require DOJ lawyers Mark Daly and Jack Morgan to participate in depositions before the panel investigating the 81-year-old president’s alleged involvement in his family’s business dealings.

Daly and Morgan have actively participated in the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged criminal activities. Their efforts have led to the filing of 12 charges against the 53-year-old first son, specifically relating to tax and gun crimes.

According to the motion for the emergency order, the Committee is in urgent need of Daly’s and Morgan’s testimony. It states that their defiance of the Committee’s Subpoenas is causing delays and hindering the investigation, which is currently in the process of concluding its fact gathering.

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During a meeting in June 2022, IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler informed lawmakers that Morgan and Daly were present. The meeting included special counsel David Weiss, IRS criminal investigators, and FBI officials. At this meeting, the DOJ Tax Division recommended not to prosecute Hunter Biden.

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According to Shapley’s testimony, Morgan expressed a desire to exclude Hunter Biden’s name from electronic search warrants during the case. The IRS investigator found this action to be unethical.

During his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, Shapley revealed that Jack Morgan had stated that conducting the investigation without mentioning Hunter Biden’s name would still provide them with “most” of the data they were seeking. Shapley expressed his disbelief, stating that he had never been involved in an investigation where obtaining only most of the data was deemed satisfactory.

The lawsuit claims that the Department of Justice has obstructed the House panel’s attempts to obtain testimony from the Tax Division officials.

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