Documents released by the House Ways and Means Committee this week reveal that federal agents were looking into possible sex trafficking charges against Hunter Biden.
An October 2020 email between Justice Department Tax Division prosecutor Jack Morgan and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf detailed nine cases of Hunter seemingly communicating with prostitutes or people who appeared to be prostitutes and arranging for their travel across state lines. Those actions could be potential Mann Act violations, as Morgan notes. Hunter Biden is reflected as "SM" in the email.
“Lesley: Attached are some, but not all, of the relevant documents related to SM and solicitation,” Morgan writes in the missive, referring to Hunter Biden as “SM.”
“I summarize the contents below. The highlighted records are those that are most probative for Mann act purposes,” he adds.
Morgan’s email highlights two cases where “likely” escorts traveled from Los Angeles and New York to meet with Hunter in Boston.
In a third highlighted case, Morgan flagged a communication between Hunter and a woman who “self identifies as a “hooker’” that indicates the woman might have traveled from New Jersey to New York to see him.
Two communications appear to have been discovered by Morgan that show Hunter messaging sex traffickers as well, denoted as “Trafficker #1” and “Trafficker #2,” in his email to Wolf.
Morgan wasn't sure in some other communications but passed them along to Wolf for judgment because they were suspicious.
In one case, Morgan wrote, “Text chain suggests that she traveled to Delaware and that SM paid money to her. In other texts, however, she states, ‘I’m not some hooker or escort.’”
IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler gave the email to the Committee. He's been alleging a cover-up and a slow-walking of the probe into Hunter Biden. He's testified as to the Mann Act questions to Congress and noted that there was "some flying people across state lines, paying for their travel, paying for their hotels."
So then what happened to the case? Why were we then only treated to the sweetheart plea deal that then blew apart, given all the other potential things that could potentially have been charged?
Ziegler's response is not encouraging as to how the DOJ then dealt with the question.
“I know that they were compiling them together,” he added. “I don’t know what they ended up doing with them. I know there was an effort at some point to compile them, but I don’t know what ultimately happened with them.”
Like many things when someone has the magical "D" after their name, or they're Hunter Biden, things just seem to go away, whatever the evidence might be.
This was an issue that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been a pit bull over and keeps asking about. She and House Oversight Chair James Comer have been asking for a list of Hunter's prostitutes, to judge if they are victims under the Mann Act. Greene continues to pursue the question during the first day of the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden. I wrote about a funny exchange that she had with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that was comedy gold
But MTG also demanded answers to the Mann Act question.