IRS Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon, the superior officer to whistleblower Gary Shapley, appeared to confirm this week that U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was restricted. In particular, the special agent stated in emails that Weiss did not have the authority to charge Hunter Biden, which appears to confirm Shapley’s testimony.
According to an October 2022 email, Waldron confirmed Shapley’s notes from a meeting with the U.S. Attorney. According to Shapley’s notations, “Weiss stated he is not the deciding person of whether charges are filed.”
“I believe this is a huge problem — inconsistent with DOJ public position and Merrick Garland testimony,” Shapley wrote.
“Thanks, Gary. You covered it all,” Waldon responded.
Shapley previously stated that Weiss was twice denied the ability to chare Hunter Biden in California and the District of Columbia. Weiss and Hunter Biden’s attorneys reportedly agreed to a plea deal regarding tax and firearms charges that will likely keep the First Son out of prison.
The email revealed to the House Oversight Committee appears to contradict earlier testimony by Attorney General Merrick Garland. In March, Garland said that Weiss “has been advised that he has full authority to make those kind of referrals that you are talking about and to bring cases in other jurisdictions if he feels it’s necessary.”
If the IRS whistleblowers are telling the truth, Merrick Garland covered up for Hunter Biden and has protected Joe Biden throughout the whole investigation.
This contradicts his entire testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/E5oB6kHn96
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 12, 2023
“And I will assure that if he does, he will be able to do that,” he said.
The concerns over possible Department of Justice (DOJ) interference with the investigation into the president’s son has sparked GOP support for a potential impeachment inquiry.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that Garland’s statements regarding the investigation and Weiss’ private comments were “two different things.”
“U.S. Attorney David Weiss must provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee,” McCarthy said on social media. “If the whistleblowers’ allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into Merrick Garland’s weaponization of DOJ.”