Climate Protest Bursts Outside IRS Whistleblower Meeting

Protesters against climate change had to be physically detained and eventually removed from the Rayburn House Office Building, where the House Oversight Committee was meeting.

About twelve demonstrators are marching through the hall outside the hearing while carrying posters reading “End fossil fuels, Biden.”

They marched down the hall, yelling and raising their hands wildly while carrying a giant placard with the same message. The protesters marched to the courtroom but paused outside the entrance to continue chanting.

The Capitol Police took each protester by the hand and led them out of the building.

During the federal inquiry against Hunter Biden, whistleblowers from the Internal Revenue Service said they witnessed favoritism toward the Bidens and roadblocks to the probe.

During the Hunter Biden investigation, the identity of the anonymous IRS whistleblower who brought claims of political misconduct was discovered to be Special Agent Joseph Ziegler, a Democrat with substantial expertise in the IRS’s criminal investigations division. Zeigler is an out and proud gay man.

On Wednesday, Ziegler and his IRS boss, Gary Shapley, testified first before the House Oversight Committee. During the lengthy federal investigation of the president’s son, Shapley has voiced worries about political influence in the judgments made by the prosecution.

He described himself as a gay Democrat married to a guy and said he had worked in the IRS Criminal Investigation Division for 13 years.

Ziegler purportedly says under oath that Hunter Biden is a tax cheat that should have been charged with a felony rather than a tax misdemeanor. The president has denied involvement with Hunter’s business transactions in other countries, but he may say that the investigation team’s study of contacts and messages proves otherwise.

Ziegler is scheduled to speak about times when prosecutors failed to follow protocol, slowed the investigation, and created needless restrictions and impediments that prevented them from doing their jobs.