The whistleblower who works for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and has alleged political interference in his probe on Hunter Biden has been identified and is preparing to testify before Congress on Friday, according to Just the News. The IRS official planned to do a brief interview with a media outlet. The whistleblower, Gary Shapley, will be testifying before the House Committee on Ways and Means in a closed-door session.
Mr. Shapley alleges in a formal complaint to the Office of Special Counsel that he was sidelined by the IRS following his protected disclosures and passed on for promotion despite his qualifications. He and his team were then removed from the Hunter Biden probe as possible retaliation at the behest of the Department of Justice. Shapley and his subordinate case agent stated that they had been noticing and trying to call attention to this political inference into the Hunter Biden investigation "[f]or the last couple years."
His case agent communicated to Biden's IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, explaining, "I have asked for countless meetings [about the political interference with the probe] with our chief and deputy chief, often to be left out on an island and not heard from. The lack of IRS-CI senior leadership involvement is deeply troubling and unacceptable."
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CBS News managed to score the first exclusive interview with the whistleblower. They tweeted, "In his first interview, CBS News sat down with the IRS agent who is blowing the whistle on what he says was preferential treatment during a federal investigation that CBS has learned is tied to the president’s son, Hunter Biden, for possible tax crimes."
Attached to that tweet was a small clip of the interview of Mr. Shapley and a CBS host. Mr. Shapley commented that "[t]here was multiple steps [in the probe] that were slow walked at the direction of the Department of Justice." The host then asked the whistleblower "had you ever encountered that before?" Mr. Shapley damningly answered, "I have not, no."
EXCLUSIVE: In his first interview, CBS News sat down with the IRS agent who is blowing the whistle on what he says was preferential treatment during a federal investigation that CBS has learned is tied to the president’s son, Hunter Biden, for possible tax crimes. pic.twitter.com/CUVjVVNsh2— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 24, 2023
Representative Jim Jordan appeared to give another quotation from the whistleblower that was made during the course of the interview. Jordan tweeted, "It was way outside the norm of what I've experienced in the past."
"There were multiple steps that were slow-walked — were just completely not done — at the direction of the Department of Justice.”— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 25, 2023
“It was way outside the norm of what I've experienced in the past." https://t.co/HvCA66Mqj6