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The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to an assistant Delaware US attorney who was part of the five-year investigation into first son Hunter Biden, following several refusals by the Justice Department to have her give voluntary testimony.
Lesley Wolf had “first-hand knowledge” of Hunter Biden’s case and attended “a substantial majority, if not all” of the meetings held in Delaware US Attorney David Weiss’ office during the course of the probe, according to a letter House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent Wolf on Tuesday, which was obtained by The Post.
The subpoena orders Wolf to attend a deposition at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7 with authorized committee members and staff, a copy of the summons reviewed by The Post shows.
Jordan wrote that Wolf had made several decisions “either directly or by instructing others” that “deviated from standard investigative procedures,” according to previous testimony two IRS whistleblowers provided to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Those decisions included tipping off Hunter Biden’s defense team about a potential search warrant for his storage facility and objecting to federal investigators’ plans to conduct the search.
Wolf further discouraged lines of inquiry that could lead to Hunter’s father, President Biden, saying she did not want IRS or FBI agents asking questions “about the big guy” or “dad” because there was “no specific criminality to that line of questioning,” IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley testified.
Other IRS documents disclosed by the whistleblowers revealed that Wolf also asked investigators to remove any references to then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, who she said was outside the “scope” of their probe.
Shapley’s personal notes from a Jan. 12, 2022, meeting also show Wolf said she was not “personally” interested in digging into a May 2021 report from tax investigators that outlined alleged “campaign finance criminal violations” involving Hunter’s “sugar brother” Kevin Morris, an attorney who paid off the first son’s $2 million tax liabilities.
Wolf also declined to let investigators conduct interviews with Hunter Biden’s adult children, according to Shapley and his fellow whistleblower, IRS special agent Joseph Ziegler.
Jordan also pointed to other testimonials recounting how Wolf “obstructed” a briefing by former Pittsburgh US Attorney Scott Brady about an FBI informant file alleging Hunter and Joe Biden took a $10 million bribe from the owner of Burisma Holdings.
The then-second son sat on the board of the Ukrainian gas company from 2014 to 2019 and was paid $1 million annually, despite having no relevant energy experience.
The file, which contained information about the purported bribe from a highly credible confidential human source, was released this past summer by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
Brady told the House Judiciary Committee in an October deposition that members of Weiss’ office only agreed to hear the briefing after then-Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue ordered it.
The House panel noted that Attorney General Merrick Garland had provided “unpersuasive” reasons when denying them a chance to depose Wolf, leaving them “no choice but to compel” it for potential legislative reforms and to conduct their impeachment inquiry into the president.
“Given your critical role you played in the investigation of Hunter Biden, you are uniquely situated to shed light on whether President Biden played any role in the Department’s investigation and whether he attempted, in any way, to directly or indirectly obstruct either that investigation or our investigation,” Jordan wrote.
The Justice Department had maintained that only its employees who have been confirmed by the Senate should be made available for testimony, but Jordan disagreed, saying more than 90 years of precedent confirm line-level prosecutors have also been questioned.
Jordan also disputed that federal prosecutors’ “ongoing investigation” of Hunter Biden, for which Weiss was elevated to special counsel status in August, precluded them from conducting oversight.
“The historical record is replete with examples of the Department providing information related to ongoing criminal investigations to congressional committees, including the exact type of information the Committee is looking for in this investigation,” he wrote.
Hunter Biden is set to head to trial next year for allegedly lying on a gun purchase form about his drug use.
Weiss has also reportedly begun the process to impanel a federal grand jury in Los Angeles to consider further tax charges after an earlier plea agreement imploded in federal court last summer.