Republicans in the House of Representatives issued a subpoena on Tuesday commanding Delaware Assistant US Attorney Lesley Wolf to testify about her role in the controversial investigation into First Son Hunter Biden. According to the subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee, the federal prosecutor is suspected of manipulating the process on behalf of the Department of Justice, shielding President Joe Biden from blowback.

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IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley (left) and IRS criminal investigator Joseph Ziegler (right) testified about DOJ corruption in the Hunter Biden investigation. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Wolf first came under scrutiny earlier this year when IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapely and Joseph Ziegler accused the DOJ of “slow-walking” the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax evasion and firearms charges. Based on concerns about the “optics” of the situation, Wolf, who was prosecuting the case against the president’s son, blocked search warrants and limited lines of questioning that might have reflected poorly on the Executive Branch.

According to information provided by Shapely, who oversaw the financial side of the probe, the DOJ’s decisions “at every step” were meant to deflect attention from Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealings. These included limiting questions about the president’s involvement and omitting references to “dad” and “the big guy” in Hunter Biden’s business communications.

Wolf also allegedly prevented a search of the First Son’s residence in late 2020, saying “the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze,” and later tipped off his legal team about an upcoming search of his storage unit.

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Since that testimony in July, the Judiciary Committee has been interested in interviewing Wolf about her “first-hand knowledge of the Department’s criminal inquiry of Hunter Biden,” but the DOJ has blocked the requests.

“In light of the Department’s refusal to make you available for a voluntary transcribed interview, we have no choice but to compel your testimony at a deposition,” the subpoena read. “Based on the Committee’s investigation to date, it is clear that you possess specialized and unique information that is unavailable to the Committee through other sources and without which the Committee’s inquiry would be incomplete.”

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“Based on the Committee’s investigation to date, it is clear that you possess specialized and unique information that is unavailable to the Committee through other sources and without which the Committee’s inquiry would be incomplete,” wrote Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan in a letter accompanying the subpoena.

The subpoena delivered to Wolf on Tuesday marks the latest in a series of similar documents issued as a part of the House Republican impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Other notable targets include Hunter Biden himself, as well as the president’s brother James and various other spouses and siblings within the Biden family tree.

Wolf has been commanded to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on December 7 at 10 am.

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