IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley claims DOJ muzzled another witness, wants ‘additional’ investigations

An IRS whistleblower is accusing the DOJ of intimidating another witness before they testified concerning Hunter Biden with a threatening letter that, in effect, silenced him.

Gary Shapley spoke up on Tuesday asserting that a retired FBI agent who spoke with the House Oversight Committee did not divulge everything he knew about the Hunter Biden investigation because he was intimidated by the agency.

He is calling on Congress to demand access to more witnesses and to conduct further investigations after the muzzling of the witness, according to the Daily Mail.

Oversight Democrats are crowing that the agent’s testimony undercut Shapley’s. The whistleblower in turn claims that is because he was not free to testify concerning what he actually knew in the Hunter Biden case.

Shapley testified on July 19. The anonymous, now-retired FBI agent, testified on July 17. That agent received a letter from FBI General Counsel Jason Jones who warned him not to share information on any “deliberations or ongoing investigative activity.”

“He was given a letter the Sunday before from DOJ basically telling him not to talk,” Shapley asserted on Fox News Tuesday after Devon Archer’s closed-door deposition took place on Monday.

“I know that he could have confirmed additional material facts on this investigation,” he insisted.

And he did confirm the FBI headquarters notifying the transition team and Secret Service,” Shapley noted in reference to claims that the FBI notified the Secret Service and the Biden transition team in advance that they intended to interview Hunter Biden in December 2020, torpedoing an interview.

“But really that was the only thing that he was able to speak about,” he commented.

Both the FBI and the Delaware US Attorney’s Office are evading requests from Congress over Hunter Biden, claiming that there’s an “ongoing investigation.”

Shapley is adamant that Congress has to continue its investigations into the Biden family business deals.

“There remains a lot of work to be done, and we can’t emphasize enough how important it is that they continue to bring in witnesses because each witness that comes in is providing more and more evidence, and it cannot be denied,” he contended.

Hunter Biden’s plea deal blew up in court last week as he pleaded not guilty to two tax crimes and a gun charge. He backed out of it when the judge told him that he would not be shielded from future prosecution. The judge specifically mentioned failing to register as a foreign agent as a potential crime.

Before Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer testified last week, the DOJ sent a letter to a federal judge requesting that a date be set for him to begin his year-and-a-half prison sentence for defrauding Native Americans out of millions. After pressure, the DOJ issued another letter contending that Archer’s sentence would not begin until after his testimony.

In his testimony, Archer stated that President Biden was put on the phone with Hunter Biden’s foreign business partners approximately 20 times to sell “the brand.” That statement has been interpreted by conservatives as validation of influence peddling.

“We brought a lot of facts and evidence forward to the House Ways and Means Committee and to the House Oversight Committee to include testimony from Rob Walker, WhatsApp messages and … other documents that clearly show that we need to do additional investigation, and Congress needs to go out there,” Shapley remarked Tuesday.

“They need to talk to as many people as they can, and that’s what we hope they do,” he said. “Devon Archer was just another step in that process to fully investigate the true links to where this ends up to.”

“The people of the United States demand that the government get to the bottom of this. They need to talk to all these people. They can’t just allow DOJ to not give access to people,” Shapley declared.

IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, IRS Criminal Investigator with the International Tax and Financial Crimes Division both claim that Hunter Biden was given special treatment despite the charges that he faced. That compelled both men to come forward.

“There are 300 million taxpayers out there that demand that they get treated fairly. And this is a perfect example of that not occurring,” Shapley said.

“Daryl de Souza in 2018, 2019 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax charges — the same charge as Hunter Biden was charged with. His tax loss was $67,000. Hunter Biden’s tax loss was between $1.2 and $1.5 million — and that’s per the court documents, not our calculations,” he continued, speaking with Fox News.

“The government attorneys on that [de Souza] case recommended 12 months incarceration. He ended up getting 10 months incarceration. The government attorneys on this case recommended zero months incarceration. Those prosecutors in those two cases are the same prosecutors — Leo Wise and Derek Hines. That’s not treating taxpayers the same,” Shapley pointed out.

The whistleblowers claimed that the IRS recommended Hunter Biden be charged with a felony after its investigation of his tax affairs, but the Department of Justice did not charge him with one.

Ziegler testified that the amount of foreign income received by the Biden family totaled around $17 million. Republicans, however, believe that amount is much, much higher.

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