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He man who has asked Congress for special protections so he can come forward as a whistleblower to detail how the Department of Justice has interfered in the Hunter Biden investigation has finally broken his silence.
The man who has worked for the IRS for 14 years and was directly involved in this investigation. Gary Shapley, spoke to CBS News on Wednesday where he said that federal prosecutors were giving special treatment to the president’s son.
“When I took control of this particular investigation, I immediately saw it was way outside the norm of what I’ve experienced in the past,” he said.
And he said he was frustrated with the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office’s progress in the case.
“There were multiple steps that were slow-walked — were just completely not done — at the direction of the Department of Justice,” the whistleblower said.
“These deviations from the process,” he said, “seemed to always benefit the subject.”
“It just got to that point where that switch was turned on. And I just couldn’t silence my conscience anymore,” he said.
CBS News reported.
The existence of a whistleblower inside the Hunter Biden probe became known last month after one of Shapley’s attorneys, Mark Lytle, wrote to Congress seeking legal protections for his client, who was maintaining his anonymity at the time. Without those protections, Shapley said he can’t share anything about a taxpayer investigation—including the identity of the subject— without breaking tax secrecy laws.
Shapley is scheduled to appear before members of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, but his testimony will not be open to the public.
CBS News obtained a letter Shapley’s attorneys sent last week to the Office of the Special Counsel, a federal agency dedicated to assisting government whistleblowers. The letter alleges “irregularities” in the Department of Justice’s handling of the case,and cites a “charged meeting” Shapley’s team had with Justice Department prosecutors last October. According to the letter, following that meeting, Shapley’s team was effectively excluded from the investigation. Shapley would not say if he made prosecutors aware of his concerns but did acknowledge the incident prompted him to blow the whistle.
Meanwhile, unearthed text messages show President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, calling his stepmother and current First Lady Jill Biden a “vindictive moron” and things that are much worse.
The texts show Hunter Biden blasting his stepmother following a family argument in late 2018. In one text he sent to the widow of his brother, whom Hunter Biden was dating at the time, he called Jill Biden “selfish” and “entitled.”
“F*** my stepmother for always being as much of a selfish silly entitled c*** as you,” he wrote to Hallie Biden as their brief relationship began to deteriorate.
In another text that he sent to his uncle and frequent business partner James Biden, Hunter recalled an argument with Jill in which he blasted her with a barrage of insults, the Washington Examiner reported.
“And you do know the drunkest I’ve ever been is still smarter than you could ever even comprehend and you’re a shut [sic] grammar teacher that wouldn’t survive one class in an Ivy graduate program,” he wrote. “So go f*** yourself Jill let’s all agree I don’t like you any more than you like me.”
Earlier this week, Jill Biden said during an interview with CNN that she loves and supports Hunter Biden amid a wave of GOP investigations into his allegedly corrupt business dealings, Fox News reported.
The CNN reporter asked, “I want to turn to another issue that has come up amongst Republicans a lot and your son Hunter has really been a target for Republicans over the years and likely will be in the years to come. How does your family deal with that intense focus on Hunter?”
Biden responded by saying, “We deal with it by just, I guess, have a different perspective. I love Hunter and I’ll support him in any way I can and that’s how I look at things.”