The Whistleblower in Hunter Biden IRS Investigation Reveals Himself
Speaking to CBS News, the whistleblower revealed himself as supervisory special agent Gary Shapley in the IRS’s criminal investigations department. He is a 14-year veteran of the agency and is currently overseeing a 12-man team that specializes in international tax and financial crimes. He told the outlet that he began documenting his concerns about the Hunter Biden investigation in June 2020, five months after being assigned to the “sensitive” investigation.
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“There were multiple steps that were slow-walked — were just completely not done — at the direction of the Department of Justice,” Shapley said. “When I took control of this particular investigation, I immediately saw deviations from the normal process. It was way outside the norm of what I’ve experienced in the past.”
“Each and every time, it seemed to always benefit the subject,” he added. “It just got to that point where that switch was turned on. And I just couldn’t silence my conscience anymore.”
“For a couple years, we’d been noticing these deviations in the investigative process. And I just couldn’t, you know, fathom that DOJ might be acting unethically on this,” Shapley continued.
The whistleblower became the subject of national attention when one of his lawyers, Mark Lytle, wrote to Congress requesting legal protections. He is due to testify in a closed session of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Though he was documenting irregularities since June 2020, Shapley said he only decided to blow the whistle in October 2022 after a “charged meeting” with the Department of Justice resulted in his team being transferred off of the case.
“It was my red-line meeting,” he told CBS News.
Shapley said that he hasn’t accepted any money to come forward and that his coming forward isn’t motivated by partisan concerns. Though he is a registered Republican, he said that his decision to come forward has nothing to do with politics.
“I’m not involved with any of that stuff,” he said. “It’s not what I want to do. I’m just simply not a political person. This is a job, and my oath of office is to treat everybody fairly that we investigate.”
The Washington Examiner reached out to the IRS for comment.
- The whistleblower in the Hunter Biden IRS investigation has revealed himself as supervisory special agent Gary Shapley.
- Shapley began documenting his concerns about the investigation in June 2020 and decided to blow the whistle in October 2022 after a “red-line meeting” with the Department of Justice.
- He claims that there were multiple irregularities in the investigative process that seemed to always benefit the subject and were slow-walked at the direction of the DOJ.
- Shapley says that his coming forward isn’t motivated by partisan concerns and that his oath of office is to treat everybody fairly that they investigate.
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