A former FBI supervisory special agent assigned to the FBI’s Wilmington office and the Biden criminal investigation has confirmed key portions of past IRS whistleblower’s testimony. The agent’s testimony, as reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, revealed that both Secret Service headquarters and the Biden transition team were tipped off about the planned interview with Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
This information was disclosed the night before the scheduled interview, which was part of a broader criminal investigation into Hunter Biden. On the day of the interview, federal agents were instructed to stand by and not approach Hunter Biden. Instead, they were told to wait for his call. The unusual directive resulted in IRS and FBI criminal investigators never getting the opportunity to interview Hunter Biden as part of their investigation.
The former FBI supervisory special agent was surprised by the directive, stating that he had never been told to wait outside to be contacted by the subject of an investigation. This continued to raise questions about the conduct of the investigation and the role of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The planned interview with Hunter Biden was part of a series of witness interviews scheduled for December 8, 2020. IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley and the former FBI supervisory special agent were assigned to interview Hunter Biden. However, the notification to the Secret Service and the Biden transition team about the planned interview was not part of the original plan by the career agents. This unexpected disclosure frustrated their investigative efforts.
Today, our committee staff conducted a transcribed interview with a former FBI supervisory special agent assigned to the FBI’s Wilmington office and the Biden criminal investigation.
The agent CONFIRMED key portions of the IRS whistleblowers’ testimony, including…
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 17, 2023
In a statement, James Comer (R-KY) criticized the DOJ’s efforts to “cover up for the Bidens,” describing it as a manifestation of a “two-tiered system of justice that sickens the American people.” He pledged that the Oversight Committee, along with the Judiciary Committee and Ways and Means Committee, will continue to seek the answers, transparency, and accountability that the American people demand and deserve.
The Oversight Committee’s information was also shared on Twitter, where they emphasized the agent’s confirmation of the IRS whistleblower’s testimony and the unusual circumstances surrounding the planned interview with Hunter Biden. The tweet reiterated the committee’s commitment to seeking answers, transparency, and accountability.
Shapley has claimed that he and his team were instructed to abandon any leads that could have implicated the president.
He also has provided a disturbing account of alleged interference within the IRS since the initiation of an investigation into suspicious tax reports by Hunter Biden dating back to 2018. In the previous week, Hunter had reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, admitting to two misdemeanor counts of tax fraud.
Shapley has stated that they were prohibited from pursuing certain investigative steps that could have led to President Biden. He emphasized that these steps were necessary. The White House had to manage significant fallout after a second whistleblower alleged that the Justice Department was not leading the investigation into Hunter Biden and that the White House was exerting pressure to influence the outcome.
Despite substantial evidence that Hunter Biden had evaded paying millions in taxes by establishing a fraudulent system of limited liability companies to conceal income from foreign companies, a “stand down order” was issued. Shapley has previously alleged that Hunter Biden received “preferential treatment” from IRS leadership.