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Hunter Biden, whom President Joe Biden claimed is the "smartest guy" he knows, deducted tens of thousands of dollars in payments he made to prostitutes and a sex club from his taxes, according to Internal Revenue Service whistleblower testimony released Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) indicated in a press conference Thursday that two IRS whistleblowers have provided evidence of "misconduct and government abuse that is resulting in preferential treatment for the president's son, Hunter Biden."
Extra to describing alleged efforts by the Biden administration to intervene in and hinder the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, the whistleblowers further highlighted some of the first son's apparent improprieties — beyond those acknowledged in the sweetheart deal his attorneys struck with U.S. Attorney David Weiss Tuesday, requiring him only to "plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges of failure to pay in 2017 and 2018."
The second, unnamed IRS whistleblower detailed in a June 1 interview how the Democratic president's son allegedly attempted to get tax breaks for his debauched behavior.
"Some of the items that he deducted were personal no-show employees. He deducted payments that were made to who he called his West Coast assistant, but she was essentially a prostitute," testified the whistleblower, who indicated he had begun investigating Biden "in November of 2018 after reviewing bank reports related to another case. ... Those bank reports identified Hunter Biden as paying prostitutes related to a potential prostitution ring."
The 2018 investigation was apparently an offshoot of an IRS probe into a "foreign-based amateur online pornography platform."
"He made payments — there's an $18,000 wire that is made to one of these individuals, and on the wires they say $8,000 in wage and $10,000 in golf — $10K golf club member deposit," said the whistleblower. "And we know that $10,000 went to pay for a sex club. He went to a sex club, and we've talked to the person that owned that sex club, and they confirmed that he was there."
Shapley, the other whistleblower, also noted in his testimony that in 2018, there "was a $25,000 [payment] to one of his girlfriends and it said, 'golf membership.' And then we went out and followed that money it was for a sex club membership in L.A."
Damon Lawner, the founder of the elite Beverly Hills sex club Snctm, wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post this week that Biden had once been a member.
"Hunter was a member at Snctm and I canceled his membership after 1 party because he's a scumbag," wrote Lawner.
Lawner, banned from the club shortly after making this admission, told the Los Angeles Times, "Posting what I did on my Instagram about Hunter was me letting people know that the type of behavior that he exhibited was something that upsets me. ... I knew that the consequences could be me not being part of Snctm anymore, but I was willing to take that risk."
The former club owner told the New York Post that Biden had been kicked out for "grabbing women's asses" and acting "like a spoiled child," adding, Hunter Biden is "a really bad guy — not a good person. He’s just not."
When asked about Lawner's ban, a spokesman for the club told the Times, "As stated, we neither confirm nor deny the identities of past or present attendees. We uphold a strict code of conduct to protect our members' safety and privacy, and any infringement leads to a lifetime ban."
Biden's $10,000 payment to the club ultimately led to Lawner receiving an IRS subpoena, reported the Post.
Concerning the first son's various alleged prostitutes, the IRS whistleblower said, "In some situations, they were on payroll, and that was to get them health insurance."
"There were expenditures for one of — he called it his West Coast assistant, but we knew her to also be in the prostitution world or believed to be in the prostitution world. And he deducted expenses related to her. She relates to the sex club issue. And then there were — and I know that my counsel brought this up earlier. There were some flying people across state lines, paying for their travel, paying for their hotels. They were what we call Mann Act violations," added the whistleblower.
The Mann Act, also known as the "White-Slave Traffic Act of 1910," is a sex-trafficking law that criminalizes the transportation of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose."
Shapley said, "There were multiple examples of prostitutes that were ordered basically, and we have all the communications between that where he would pay for these prostitutes, would book them a flight where even the flight ticket showed their name. And then he expensed those."
Shapley suggested that Biden had expensed these contractual dalliances to Owasco P.C., an entity incorporated in 2006 for which he was the director.
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.