U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada, a top Biden-appointed prosecutor, has admitted to declining to prosecute Hunter Biden for tax crimes. In a closed-door House Judiciary Committee interview, Estrada verified whistleblower claims that he did not pursue charges against the president’s son.
Estrada cited being “short-staffed” as the main reason behind his decision not to prosecute Hunter Biden. At the time, he claimed to be down 40 assistant U.S. attorneys and stated that his office was “very resource-strapped”. However, Estrada’s predecessor, U.S. Attorney David Weiss, had also complained about the lack of help from other federal prosecutors in charging Hunter Biden with tax crimes.
The controversy surrounding the Hunter Biden case has been ongoing, with Republicans in Congress grilling prosecutors and IRS officials about the investigation. In a letter to House Republicans, U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware defended the lengthy investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial dealings, which ended with a plea deal.