FBI Agent Who Investigated Hunter Biden Confirms IRS Whistleblower’s Allegations In ‘Sickening Testimony’ Revealing ‘The Lengths DOJ Was Willing To Go To Cover For The Bidens,’ GOP Claims
The House Oversight Committee said Monday night it had spoken with an FBI agent who confirmed some of the claims made by an IRS whistleblower, Gary Shapley, who said he believes the Justice Department gave Hunter Biden special treatment when investigating tax and gun allegations. The FBI agent’s testimony was ‘sickening’, the committee said, and ‘reveals the lengths to which the DOJ was willing to go to cover for the Bidens’.
Republicans running the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into Hunter Biden claim an FBI agent confirmed allegations that Hunter was given favorable treatment by investigators.
The committee is looking into whether investigators looking into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs and his lies about drug use on gun permits gave the 53-year-old preferential treatment.
Two IRS whistleblowers — one anonymous, the other named Gary Shapley — have publicly claimed that Hunter Biden was treated more leniently than ordinary Americans.
On Monday, the committee said in a lengthy tweet that an FBI agent who worked on the case agreed with Shapley that Hunter was given favorable treatment.
The committee tweeted, ‘The agent’s testimony is harrowing and reveals the lengths to which DOJ is willing to go to cover for the Bidens.’
Democrats quickly dismissed the agent’s claims, saying it was normal for the FBI and DOJ to disagree about how to proceed with an investigation.
Hunter Biden, seen on July 4, is being investigated over his tax affairs and a gun permit, where he claims he has not used drugs.
Shapley and his colleagues said there was a pattern of “slow-paced investigative action” and delayed enforcement action in the months leading up to the 2020 election, when Joe Biden won.
It is not clear whether the conflicts they describe amount to internal disagreements about how to proceed with the investigation or patterns of intervention and preferential treatment.
Department policy has long warned prosecutors to exercise caution in bringing cases with potential political interference during elections, so as not to influence the outcome.
Shapley will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Shapley already told the House Ways and Means Committee that U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who has overseen the Hunter Biden investigation for years, said he would not make a final decision on the charges.
Weiss, according to Shapley, also said he was denied special counsel authority.
But Weiss denied Shapley’s claims, saying he was given free rein to do what he wanted and never sought special counsel powers.
The House Oversight Committee, led by Republican James Comer of Kentucky, said the FBI agent’s testimony was shocking.
“Today, our committee staff conducted a transcribed interview with the FBI’s Wilmington office and the former FBI Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Biden criminal investigation,” the committee tweeted.
‘Agents have confirmed key pieces of testimony from IRS whistleblowers, including that both Secret Service headquarters and the Biden transition team were tipped off about planned Hunter Biden interviews.
‘In fact, on the day of Hunter Biden’s interview, federal agents were told to stand by and not approach Hunter Biden—they had to wait for his call. As a result of the change in plans, IRS and FBI criminal investigators were unable to interview Hunter Biden as part of the investigation.
‘The former FBI Supervisory Special Agent told committee investigators that he was never asked to wait outside to contact the subject of the investigation.
‘The agent’s testimony is disturbing and reveals the lengths to which the DOJ was willing to go to cover for the Bidens. The Oversight Committee, along with @JudiciaryGOP and @WaysandMeansGOP will continue to seek the answers, transparency and accountability the American people demand and deserve.’
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