Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Hunter Biden investigation: IRS whistleblower tells 'all' to GOP-led ... - Washington Examiner

An IRS agent who blew the whistle about the politicized handling of the Hunter Biden investigation testified before a closed-door House panel Friday after he made his identity public earlier this week.

Lawyers for the IRS whistleblower told multiple outlets on Friday that “Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley testified for about six hours today to Democrat and Republican staff of the House Ways and Means Committee” and “both sides had equal opportunity to ask whatever questions they wanted, and Special Agent Shapley answered all of their questions.”


The attorneys for the whistleblower on the Hunter Biden tax case said last month that their client, revealed to be Shapley, had documented examples of "preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting" the criminal tax case related to President Joe Biden's son. The IRS supervisory special agent also disputed the "sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee.”

A source familiar with the whistleblower letter confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Attorney General Merrick Garland was the unnamed senior Biden official whose testimony before Congress is being challenged.

Garland has repeatedly vowed to ensure that the federal prosecutor in Delaware handling the Hunter Biden investigation is insulated from any political interference and has refused to appoint a special counsel. The investigation has been marred by allegations of political bias and retaliation...

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