Block-Buster BidenGate Week: 58% of Likely Voters 'Think President Was Likely Involved'

"The American people deserve to know the truth,” said 13-year Special Agent & top Criminal Investigator with the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division Joseph Ziegler

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Two IRS whistleblowers who worked extensively on the Joe & Hunter Biden investigations testified before Congress on Wednesday – and their testimony should be headlining the evening news and driving calls for major Deparment of Justice Investigations or resignations – but American Voters are not holding their breath say the latest polls.

House Republicans – trying to get to the bottom of the Biden Family's Business's dealings – heard from two key Democrat witnesses before a joint committee hearing brought this week by the House Oversight & Accountability Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the tax over-seeing House Ways & Means Committee who have turned the tables on, and are challenging the narratives of, President Joe Biden and the Democrat Party.

Joseph Ziegler – a 13-year Special Agent and top Criminal Investigator with the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division who described himself as a “gay, Democrat married to a man” – testified before the House Committees that in the investigation of Hunter Biden:

“Appeared to me – based on what I experienced – that the U.S. Attorney in our investigation was constantly hamstrung, limited, and marginalized by DOJ officials.”

Ziegler told the committee that he felt compelled to come forward and testify publically after witnessing “the corrosion of ethical standards, and the abuse of power, that threaten our nation” throughout the Hunter Biden investigation, adding that:

“Transparency is the foundation of our democracy. Without it, people lose their trust in the institutions and the bonds that tie the fabric of our nation start to fray.

"The American people deserve to know the truth,” Ziegler told the committee,

Ziegler testified that, on several instances, prosecutors “did not follow the ordinary process, slow-walked the investigation, and put in place unnecessary approvals and roadblocks from effectively and efficiently investigating the case” – including prosecutors blocking questioning and interviewing of acquaintances of Hunter Biden and his adult children.

Ziegler said he had also asked Congress and the Biden White House to “consider a special counsel” for the Hunter Biden investigation – and “all the related cases and spin-off investigations that have come forward from this investigation.”

On Wednesday, before the chairman of three House Committees – the House Oversight Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the tax over-seeing House Ways & Means Committee – Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, a 13-year IRS veteran previously known as "whistleblower X," testified that IRS government officials who served as his superior slow-walked and mishandled their investigation into Hunter and president Joe Biden's business dealings.
They both repeated claims that President Biden's son should have been charged with more severe crimes.

"Whistleblower X" publicly revealed his identity at a House Oversight & Accountability Committee hearing on Wednesday as being Mr. Joseph Ziegler, a 13-year Special Agent in the IRS's Criminal Investigation Division.

Ziegler described himself as a "gay Democrat, married to a man," saying that Hunter Biden "should have been charged with a tax felony, not only the tax misdemeanor charge."

Ziegler openly challenged the public narrative from President Joe Biden and his administration's spokespersons, and disputed openingly the president’s 2020 widely publicized claim that he and his family never received any funds or money from Communitst Republic of China.

Mr. Ziegler, is it true that the President’s family received money originating from China, which was funneled through the Robinson Walker account?” Congressman Russel Fry of South Carolina asked at one point.

“That is correct,” agent Ziegler answered.  

Ziegler’s supervisor, Gary Shapley also testified at the hearing, telling Americans and members of the committee that the Bidens have not told the truth about their foreign business dealings, and have been protected by political interference in the investigation.

It was Shapley who had in previous weeks exposed how the Biden Justice Department had protected Hunter Biden from more appropriate degrees of prosecution.

"You have two key witnesses, who were part of the investigative team – and who can talk about text messages, the WhatsApp messages concerning the things they attempted to do – and were thwarted in, like doing interviews with Joe Biden's family, grandchildren, executing search warrants and doing all these things that they weren't allowed to do because people in the Department of Justice were shutting them down and thwarting their investigations," said Congressman. Greg Steube.

Between the lines, House Republican's investigations into the Biden family this week laid out concrete and substantial evidence toward the American Public's increasingly expressed skepticism about the president's denial of involvement in the intimate workings of foriegn influence peddling.

In Wednesday's sworn testimony, Shapley and Ziegler – two career, non-partisan officials with no obvious axes to grind – confirmed allegations that have so far gone unanswered by the Department of Justice (DOJ,) and the Biden White House.

Ziegler also testified that prosecutors from DOJ's Tax Division drafted a 99-page memo in August 2022 recommending both felony and misdemeanor tax charges against Hunter Biden.

Those recommendations were ultimately not adopted – in one of several instances that Ziegler described as "abnormal" decision-making and resistance from political appointees at DOJ.

Wednesday’s hearing was also unusual in that two other House Committee Chairmen attended to question the witnesses: Chairman Jim Jordan of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman Jason Smith of the House Ways & Means Committee.

Among other things, Ziegler specifically told the House Oversight Committee that:
  • Standard procedures were not followed in the Hunter Biden case;
  • Hunter received preferential treatment that no other American would get;
  • Joe Biden has not been honest about his connection to Hunter’s business schemes; and
  • Hunter should have faced tougher felony charges but Biden’s political appointees intervened to block them. 
BidenGate: Most Voters Don’t Believe President Biden’s Denials

President Biden earlier this month again denied being involved in his son Hunter’s business deals with foreigners, but a majority of voters still suspect he was. Polls have shown increasing levels of disbelief in President Biden's denials of involvement in son Hunter’s influence-pedding business operations, including a recent Rasmussen Poll that indicated a majority of voters still suspect the president was.

As to whether the American Public is following the details of the Biden investigations or hearings, the latest Rasmussen Reports National Telephone & Online Survey found that:
  • 58% of Likely U.S. Voters "think it is likely the president was involved" in Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals,
    • including 44% who believe it’s "Very Likely" he was involved.
  • 33% say it’s "not likely" Joe Biden was involved in his son’s business deals,
    • including 19% who think it is "Not At All Likely."
  • Another 10% are not sure.
    • To see the Rasmusse Survey question wording, click here.

The survey of 1,054 "Likely U.S. Voters" was conducted June 28th-29th and July 2nd by Rasmussen Reports, and the margin of Sampling Error is +/- 3% with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.