Internal Revenue Service investigator-turned-whistleblower Gary Shapley reacted strongly to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of U.S. attorney for Delaware David Weiss to become the Special Counsel in the Hunter Biden probe on Friday.
Shapley appeared on CNN with host Michael Smerconish, where he questioned the Attorney General’s decision.
"This announcement runs afoul of everything that DOJ has told the American people… It runs afoul of Attorney General Garland's testimony in front of Congress…"
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley shreds Merrick Garland's appointment of Special Counsel in the Hunter Biden probe pic.twitter.com/tj2QLes9pN
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“So, yesterday’s announcement was an admission by Attorney General Garland, that they have not been truthful, the Department of Justice hasn’t been truthful with the American people,” Shapley said.
“And it goes right to what you just said, is that he did not have the authority to make the decisions, as he said in the October 7th, 2022 meeting,” he added.
The IRS whistleblower then laid out the many contradictions in the Department of Justice’s appointment of Weiss as Special Counsel.
“I know that October 7th, 2022, he told that group in that room, as corroborated by another individual that was in that room, that he requested special counsel authority after going to D.C.,” he said.
“And that he was denied that authority from main DOJ, and he was told to follow the process,” he added. “Now you discuss these letters on June 7th of this year and June 30th. The June 7th letter says, I have full authority. That was before Special Agent Ziegler and I testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee. And then the June 30th letter letter is released after our testimony was voted out by that committee and made public.
“And it was clear that United States Attorney Weiss changed his story because he says, I have full authority to charge,” he went on. The June 30th letter, he echoes that saying, ‘I have full authority to charge.’ And it’s a very important paragraph.”
“After that he says, I don’t have the authority to charge outside of Delaware,” Shapley continued. “I would have to partner with a US attorney where a venue exists. And this announcement yesterday is absolute unquestionable vindication of Special Agent Ziegler and I coming forward, because this is the crux of the issue that we brought forward to House Ways and Means Committee and the House Oversight Committee.”
The IRS whistleblower then proceeded to shred Garland’s announcement on Friday.
“This announcement runs afoul of everything that DOJ has told the American people about who has the the authority,” he said. “It runs afoul of Attorney General Garland’s testimony in front of Congress on April 26th last year and March 1st of this year. And these letters just simply are not accurate based on the actions taken. If you recall, Attorney General Garland said…. that actually, David Weiss had more authority than a Special Counsel had. So now he, he appoints him Special Counsel. Does he now have less authority than he had previously? It just doesn’t match up.”
Shapley has made a number of pointed claims against the Garland-run Justice department, including the accusation that the DOJ allowed the president’s political appointees to interfere in the matter.
“The Justice Department allowed the president’s political appointees to weigh in on whether to charge the president’s son,” he said in Congressional testimony.
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IRS WHISTLEBLOWER GARY SHAPLEY: "The Justice Department allowed the president's political appointees to weigh in on whether to charge the president's son"pic.twitter.com/0VHqlaquJk
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The IRS whistleblowers also said in sworn testimony that they were not allowed to pursue the investigation into matters that involved President Joe Biden.