IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, recently validated in their claims about the Hunter Biden investigation, received support for their allegations from Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss and other Department of Justice (DOJ) officials. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Weiss confirmed Shapley's assertion that the DOJ denied his request for additional authority to charge Hunter Biden. Shapley had previously claimed that Weiss was denied special counsel authority by U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves, appointed by Biden, preventing charges against Hunter Biden in his district.
Handwritten notes and an email released by Shapley's attorneys provided evidence of the October 2022 meeting, supporting his testimony. Graves testified to the Judiciary Committee, confirming his refusal to collaborate with Weiss on the case. Weiss, denied special attorney authority, was instructed to follow standard charging procedures, aligning with Shapley's account.
Witness Testimony Confirms Key Allegations Made By IRS Whistleblowers In Hunter Biden Tax Casehttps://t.co/ip8g3mQy4D
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Following the October 7 meeting, a dispute between Weiss and Shapley resulted in Shapley's removal from the Hunter Biden case. Shapley and Ziegler argued that Graves' decision allowed the statute of limitations to expire for potential charges related to Hunter Biden's income from Burisma Holdings.
Ziegler testified that the DOJ ceased signing extensions to the statute of limitations due to Graves' lack of cooperation, ending pursuit of alleged tax offenses during the 2014-15 tax years in D.C.
Biden-appointed U.S. Attorney E. Martin Estrada was accused of non-cooperation by whistleblowers, confirmed when he declined to partner with Weiss. Shapley and Ziegler further testified about DOJ Tax Division hesitations, claiming instructions to halt certain activities, including issuing subpoenas, impeding access to evidence.
The whistleblowers accused Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf of interference, obstructing searches of Hunter Biden's storage locker and a guest house on Joe Biden's property, and impeding steps related to potential campaign finance violations.
Shapley claimed attorney Kevin Morris obstructed the investigation by settling tax debts for Hunter Biden, preventing examination of evidence on Hunter Biden's laptop, confirmed by various media outlets.
In response, Hunter Biden is suing the IRS whistleblowers for alleged illegal disclosures. His attorney has suggested an investigation into the whistleblowers for the same reason. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel, and despite public testimony and a collapsed guilty plea agreement, Hunter Biden was later indicted on federal gun charges.