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Comer and MTG confront DOJ on whether Hunter Biden violated sex trafficking laws

House Republicans James Comer and Marjorie Taylor Greene sent a letter Friday to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking whether it is “upholding the rights of victims” amid accusations Hunter Biden may have exploited prostitutes.

The call for an investigation follows years of scandal around racy photos of Hunter Biden on a laptop that was left at a Delaware computer repair shop. IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler testified in June the president’s son flew a list of women across state lines for sex, potentially violating federal laws meant to combat human trafficking.

The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Comer, wrote to the DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime Director Kristina Rose Friday, saying information regarding the investigation should be sent by Sept. 22. 

“These women may be victims under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act and may also be afforded mandatory restitution pursuant to the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act,” the letter stated. “In light of DOJ’s refusal to communicate in a meaningful way with the Committee, we have great skepticism that DOJ has been adequately communicating with crime victims.”

Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware, was designated as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland last month. The appointment was made specifically to pursue tax fraud charges against the president’s son, extending jurisdiction beyond the Mid-Atlantic state. This decision followed the bombshell July court hearing where the Hunter Biden’s probation-only plea deal fell apart.

Hunter was expected to plead guilty in July to two misdemeanor tax counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax as part of a plea deal to avoid jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report. 

Jamie Joseph is a writer who covers politics. She leads Fox News Digital coverage of the Senate. 

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