Gary Shapley, a whistleblower for the IRS, said recently that U.S. Attorney David Weiss wanted to criminally charge Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, but he was prevented from doing that.
Shapley, who testified to the House Oversight Committee on the topic, said that Weiss told six other people of his intentions to charge Biden but that he was barred from carrying out his wishes.
Shapley said that back in October of 2022, Weiss said in a meeting that he was hoping to charge Biden in two different federal districts, but that he was prevented from doing that.
Once Attorney General Merrick Garland denied that the incident happened, Shapely decided to come forward and name all of the witnesses that Weiss told that to.
During his late May testimony, Shapley said:
“He surprised us by telling us on the charges, ‘I’m not the deciding official on whether charges are filed.’ He then shocked us with the earth-shattering news that the Biden-appointed D.C. U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves would not allow him to charge in his district.”
Effectively, Graves was barring Weiss from moving forward with criminal charges against Biden by not allowing him to file the charges in Washington, D.C.
The charges would have been related to crimes he was alleged to have committed in 2014 as well as 2015. That would have included “foreign income from Burisma [Holdings] and a scheme to evade his income taxes through a partnership with a convicted felon … The purposeful exclusion of the 2014 and 2015 years sanitized the most substantive criminal conduct and concealed material facts.”
During the same October 2022 meeting, Weiss also told the people present that he had requested that a special counsel be appointed, but that was denied as well. Instead, he was advised that he should go through the normal process of trying to get the charges brought against Hunter.
That, though, would have pitted Weiss up against a U.S. Attorney who was appointed by Hunter’s father.
Last Friday, Garland flatly denied the allegations Shapley gave in his testimony.
In a statement, Garland said Weiss would’ve been “permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district he wanted to.” He added:
“I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him from bringing a prosecution, given that he has this authority.”
A few hours after Garland released his statement, the legal team representing Shapley released the names of four of the six total witnesses that he testified that Weiss told about the ordeal.
The statement said those people were Shapley himself, IRS Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon, Special Agent in Charge Tom Sobocinski of the Baltimore FBI and Assistant Special AGent in Charge Ryeshia Holley.
The statement from Shapley’s lawyers added:
“Mr. Shapley would have no insight into why Mr. Weiss’s [sic] would make these statements at the October 7, 2022, meeting if they were false. That Mr. Weiss made these statements is easily corroborated, and it is up to him and the Justice Department to reconcile the evidence of his October 7, 2022 statements with contrary statements by Mr. Weiss and the Attorney General to Congress.”