Thursday, 20 July 2023

IRS Whistleblower Says DOJ Waiting To ‘Pounce’ In Retaliation Over Hunter Biden Investigation

 The opening statement for “Whistleblower X,” an unidentified special agent with the IRS’s criminal investigations division, has been released ahead of his Wednesday afternoon testimony before House lawmakers. 

Whistleblower X and Gary Shapley, who worked as an IRS supervisory agent on the agency’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs, will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability on Wednesday at around 1:00 p.m. 

“I have witnessed the corrosion of ethical standards and the abuse of power that threaten our nation. It is within this context that I have chosen to shed light on these actions and expose those responsible. I recognize that while I was present at the start of this investigation and was closely involved with the investigation for roughly five years —  that I am just a part of the story,” the planned opening statement from the whistleblower says. “My aim is to address systemic problems that have allowed misconduct to flourish. It is not a call for blame but a call for accountability and reform.”

The identity of Whistleblower X will be revealed during the testimony, where both whistleblowers are expected to discuss investigations into the Biden family’s alleged influence-peddling abroad and the treatment of Hunter by the Justice Department. 

The whistleblower added that he had worked at the IRS since 2010, saying he was “risking his career” by coming forward.

“I believe that the Delaware USAO and DOJ-Tax have a clear target on me and my supervisors back and I believe that they are just waiting for an opportunity to pounce on us. My own agency retaliated against me and threatened me with criminal conduct in response to an internal email I sent to IRS leadership, even after years of essentially being left on an island when it came to this investigation,” he wrote. 


He also disputed several statements made by U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who is in charge of the Hunter prosecution case, saying that Hunter should face more serious criminal charges. 

“If the Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss followed DOJ policy as he stated in his most recent letter, Hunter Biden should have been charged with a tax felony, and not only the tax misdemeanor charge. We need to treat each taxpayer the same under law,” he wrote. 

The statement also expressed concerns about the investigation into Hunter being conducted in Delaware because of the Biden family reputation in the state. During the investigation, he said several instances of probable cause were found, but no search warrants were conducted. Additionally, he said that his supervisors were hesitant to interview Biden family members linked to the case because they would get in “hot water” for speaking with the now-president’s grandchildren.

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