In a stunning revelation, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley testified before the House Oversight Committee, claiming that U.S. Attorney David Weiss had expressed his desire to bring charges against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. According to Shapley, Weiss revealed during an October 2022 meeting that he intended to charge Hunter Biden in two federal districts. However, Attorney General Merrick Garland purportedly denied the occurrence of such events. In response to Shapley’s allegations, Garland flatly denied any obstruction and insisted that Weiss had the authority to pursue the investigation and prosecution as he saw fit.
Shapley disclosed that Weiss had informed him and five other witnesses that he had been prevented from filing charges against Hunter Biden in the District of Columbia. By doing so, Weiss was effectively prevented from addressing alleged crimes committed during 2014 and 2015, including foreign income from Burisma Holdings and a tax evasion scheme. Shapley further claimed that Weiss had also been denied special counsel authority, thereby forcing him to navigate the regular process, which involved seeking approval from a U.S. Attorney appointed by President Biden.
Following Garland’s denial, Shapley’s legal team promptly released the names of four of the six witnesses who had allegedly been informed by Weiss about the situation. The list included Baltimore FBI Special Agent in Charge Tom Sobocinski, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ryeshia Holley, IRS Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Shapley himself, and Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon. These witnesses reportedly corroborated Shapley’s account, with Waldon even sending an email in support of the claims. Shapley’s legal team challenged the Justice Department and Weiss to address the contradictions between the evidence of the October 7, 2022 statements and the statements made by Weiss and the Attorney General before Congress.
Statement from IRS Agent Gary Shapley’s legal team: “In an October 7, 2022, meeting at the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney David Weiss told six witnesses he did not have authority to charge in other districts and had thus requested special counsel status. Those six… pic.twitter.com/hMKhCQfDo6
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The allegations of suppressed charges against Hunter Biden have created a significant stir, adding fuel to the ongoing scrutiny surrounding the Biden family. Critics argue that the revelation of Weiss’s intentions and subsequent roadblocks suggest potential interference and a lack of transparency within the Department of Justice.