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House Republicans have released new documents from IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler that they say proves Hunter Biden lied in his interview with congressional investigators on at least three occasions.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted in closed-door session to make the information public.

Instead of impeaching President Joe Biden, lead Republicans are now focused in on criminal referrals to the Justice Department for prosecution.

They say Hunter lied about using his last name to help business partners with visa issues, his association with a company that was taking in massive foreign payments and threatening a Chinese businessman over WhatsApp.

Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith said in a statement:
'Lying during sworn testimony is a felony offense that the Department of Justice has prosecuted numerous individuals for in recent years, and the American people expect the same accountability for the son of the President of the United States.

'Hunter Biden's lies under oath, and obstruction of a congressional investigation into his family's potential corruption, calls into question other pieces of his testimony. The newly released evidence affirms, once again, the only witnesses who can be trusted to tell the truth in this investigation are the IRS whistleblowers.'
At one point during the deposition, investigators asked Hunter what services he provided to Burisma executives while he was getting paid $50,000 a month to sit on their board. They asked him whether he'd used his father's name and influence to help them obtain visas.

Hunter at the time swore he was unwilling to provide 'any work as it related to visas that they needed' and that he would 'never pick up the phone and call anybody for a visa.'

The committee on Wednesday released an email from Hunter's ex-business associate Devon Archer in response to concerns over the revoking of Burisma CEO Nikolay Zlochevsky's visa.
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'Hunter is checking with Miguel Aleman to see if he can provide cover to Kola on the visa,' the email read, with 'Kola' being a reference to Zlochevsky.

'Please send Hunter an email with all Kola's passport and visa documents and evidence and copy me. We'll take it from there,' the email went on.
The committee also said Hunter lied about his now-infamous WhatsApp message with Chinese energy company CEFC official Raymond Zhao.

At one point Hunter messaged the Chinese associate: "I'm sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment has not been fulfilled."

Shortly after $5 million flowed from CEFC affiliates to companies connected to Hunter and James Biden.
But Hunter claimed he sent that message to the wrong Zhao. 'The Zhao that this is sent to is not the Zhao connected to CEFC,' Hunter claimed. He 'had no understanding or even remotely knew what the hell I was even Goddamn talking about.'
Phone records of Hunter Biden's WhatsApp account show that he only ever communicated with one Zhao - Raymond Zhao - and he continued to send messages with that same 'Zhao' about CEFC matters for months afterward.
Hunter also testified that he had no part in shell companies that received foreign payments.
Archer had testified that he and Hunter had equal stake in Rosemont Seneca Bohai and evidence offered by IRS whistleblowers showed Hunter was the beneficial owner of the entity's associated bank account.

That account was used to receive Hunter's Burisma salary and other foreign wires, such as one from a Kazakhstani oligarch that was the same amount - $142,000 - as a Porsche purchased by Hunter one day later.

In the spring of 2014, Joe joined Hunter and a handful of his business partners for dinner at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C. Those at the dinner included Kazakhs Kenes Rakishev, Karim Massimov, Yelena Baturina and possibly Eric Schwerin.

On April 22, $142,300 was wired into the Rosemont Seneca Bohai account from Rakishev.
Neither Rosemont Seneca Bohai, nor its associated bank accounts, were 'under my control nor affiliated with me,' Hunter said in his interview.
IRS whistleblower Ziegler provided the committee with evidence that Hunter was the beneficial owner of a bank account named Rosemont Seneca Bohai and a signed document that reads: 'I, Robert Hunter Biden, hereby certify that I am the duly elected, qualified and acting Secretary of Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC.'

That document was used to enter into a contract with Porsche Financial Services.

The Republicans also released a series of emails between whistleblower Shapley and the Department of Justice that they say proves the CIA intervened to prevent Hunter Biden friend and attorney Kevin Morris from being interviewed by him.

The emails show Shapley, former assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf, and DOJ official Matt McKenzie trying to set up a time for Shapley to come in to learn a 'need to know' situation with 'one of the witnesses.'

According to Shapley, IRS investigators were preparing to interview Morris when the CIA allegedly summoned DOJ officials to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia for a briefing on why they could not interview Morris.

The CIA denied being involved or preventing them from interviewing Morris.