In a stunning testimony, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley has shed light on the sabotage of the five-year investigation into Hunter Biden, implicating senior leaders at the DOJ, the FBI, and the IRS. Shapley’s revelations have left taxpayers outraged, as they reveal how the Biden investigation was mishandled, allowing Hunter Biden to walk away with an incredibly lenient plea deal and unpaid taxes.
Shapley, hailed as a hero, joined another IRS whistleblower in coming forward to the House Ways and Means Committee, exposing a gross abuse of power at the highest levels of the federal government. The testimony revealed a deliberate coverup to protect President Biden from evidence implicating him in his son’s questionable overseas business dealings, which raised concerns about national security implications.
This scandal has two main aspects: the initial story of political corruption revealed through Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, first reported by The Post on October 14, 2020, and the subsequent coverup, which has now become an even larger scandal, akin to Watergate.
Shapley’s bombshell testimony, which was unsealed last week, sheds light on both strands of this growing scandal. He provides compelling evidence, including documents, messages from Hunter Biden’s iCloud, transcripts of IRS and DOJ meetings, and interviews with associates of Hunter Biden, further substantiating the alleged bribery scheme involving the Bidens and the subsequent coverup.
One crucial revelation from Shapley’s testimony is the evidence contradicting Joe Biden’s claims of ignorance regarding his son’s overseas business dealings. The testimony confirms that Joe Biden had multiple meetings with Hunter’s foreign business partners, including a lunch at the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C., where Hunter and his Chinese energy company CEFC associates were present. This meeting was confirmed by Biden family friend Rob Walker during an interview with IRS and FBI agents in December 2020.
The revelations continue, with Shapley providing the House Ways and Means Committee with encrypted WhatsApp messages retrieved from Hunter Biden’s iCloud account. These messages reveal that CEFC paid significant sums, $100,000 per month to Hunter Biden and $65,000 to his uncle Jim, in exchange for their FBI connections and the use of the Biden name to promote China’s Belt and Road Initiative globally.
Despite the mounting evidence, the investigation faced numerous roadblocks due to obstruction by the DOJ and high-ranking FBI officials throughout the five-year inquiry in Delaware. Shapley, a seasoned IRS supervisor agent leading a team of top tax investigators, was repeatedly denied search warrants for crucial locations, such as a guest house on Joe Biden’s Greenville estate where Hunter had been residing. The Delaware assistant US attorney handling the case cited “optics” and questioned whether pursuing the evidence was worth the effort.
Furthermore, Shapley’s team was about to issue a search warrant for Hunter’s storage unit in northern Virginia when the Delaware assistant US attorney, Lesley Wolf, alerted Hunter Biden’s defense counsel, sabotaging their chance to obtain crucial evidence before it could be destroyed or concealed.
The shortcomings extend to David Weiss, the boss overseeing the investigation, who passively accepted the refusal of Biden-appointed US attorneys in Washington, D.C., and California to pursue charges against Hunter in their jurisdictions. When confronted by Shapley during a meeting last October, Weiss claimed to have sought special counsel status from the DOJ to override the refusals but was denied. Multiple witnesses have corroborated Shapley’s account of the meeting.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has denied Weiss’s request for special counsel status and has yet to address Shapley’s allegations of wrongdoing within the DOJ. Garland made a public statement expressing anger at attacks on the integrity of the Justice Department but failed to address the specific concerns raised by the IRS whistleblowers.
To restore public trust, it is imperative that Garland, along with his deputy Lisa Monaco, Weiss, Wolf, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and the line agents involved in the case, testify under oath before Congress. They must answer the pressing questions that go to the heart of the integrity of the institutions they lead. The sabotage of the Hunter Biden case demands accountability and transparency from those involved.