IRS Whistleblowers Who Allege DOJ Impeded Hunter Biden Probe to Testify Before Congress

By Steve Neavling

Two IRS whistleblowers who claim the Justice Department impeded a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden are set to testify before Congress on Wednesday. 

The hearing will be led by the House Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability and Ways and Means committees, the Associated Press reports

Greg Shapley, a 14-year IRS veteran who oversaw some of the investigation, and a yet-to-be-named “whistleblower x,” allege a pattern of “slow-walking the investigative steps” into Hunter Biden. Among the claims is that enforcement action was delayed in the months before the 2020 election that Joe Biden won. 

They also allege the IRS recommended charging Hunter Biden with attempted tax evasion and other felonies but was stymied by the Justice Department. 

Shapley said Biden had invoked his father, who was out of office at the time, while negotiating a proposed energy deal with a potential Chinese business partner in 2017. 

The IRS obtained a search warrant to obtain a WhatsApp message from Biden to Henry Zhao, the Chinese businessman. In a summary of the message, Biden said he was sitting with his father and that “we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.” 

Biden ended up entering a plea agreement that includes far less serious charges, and as a result, he’ll likely dodge jail time. 

Their testimony will mark the first time they speak publicly about their allegations. 

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