A former FBI official confirmed key details revealed by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley regarding the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The confirmation comes as House Republicans expand their investigation into the younger Biden’s business dealings and foreign transactions.
The former FBI official served as the supervisory agent in charge of the investigation into Hunter Biden. The agent testified before the House Oversight Committee Monday into the probe into the president’s son.
According to the committee, the agent “confirmed key portions of the IRS whistleblowers’ testimony, including that both Secret Service headquarters and the Biden transition team were tipped off about the planned Hunter Biden interview. In fact, on the day of the Hunter Biden interview, federal agents were told to stand by and to not approach Hunter Biden — they had to wait for his call.”
“As a result of the change in plans, IRS and FBI criminal investigators never got to interview Hunter Biden as part of the investigation,” it continued.
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The committee stated that its staff interviewed the former agent who had been assigned to the FBI’s Wilmington office and the Biden probe.
The committee described the testimony as “sickening” and argued that it implicated the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a wider cover-up.
According to Shapley, the reported FBI agent was “clearly dejected” as part of what he described as interference in the Hunter Biden probe.
Separately, Shapley argued that U.S. Attorney David Weiss was restricted in his ability to charge Hunter Biden in relation to alleged tax crimes. According to the testimony, Weiss was blocked by two other U.S. Attorneys from proceeding with criminal charges.
The accusations appear to contradict earlier statements by Attorney General Merrick Garland, who said that Weiss had the full authority to charge Hunter Biden.
The younger Biden will allegedly accept a plea deal which will likely prevent him from serving prison time. The reported plea deal would have the president’s son plead guilty to tax and firearms charges.