Next week, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee will hear testimony from the IRS whistleblowers who claimed political influence in the federal probe into Hunter Biden.
The committee noted that Gary Shapley, the IRS whistleblower and investigation supervisor, and a second anonymous whistleblower leveling the claims would appear before the panel on Wednesday, July 19, at 1:00 p.m.
The Committee tweeted on Wednesday that these whistleblowers had provided details regarding how the Justice Department had ignored evidence implicating Joe Biden, tipped off Hunter Biden’s attorneys, let the clock run out on certain charges, and set Hunter Biden on the path to a favorable plea bargain.
The whistleblowers claimed personnel from the Justice Department, FBI, and IRS interfered with the Hunter Biden investigation and that the agency’s final findings were affected by politics. They claimed federal prosecutors hindered their attempts to ask questions about Joe Biden. They also claimed that David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney in charge of the investigation, lacked the jurisdiction to file criminal charges.
Their evidence comes as the committee, headed by R-Kentucky Representative James Comer, looks into the financial affairs of the Biden family.
Comer noted that to determine whether the Biden family’s domestic and international business dealings have compromised United States national security and President Biden’s ability to lead impartially, the Committee on Oversight and Accountability has made rapid progress since Comer took the gavel in January. According to the hundreds of documents seized, the Biden family created over 20 shell businesses, conducted deliberately complex financial transactions with foreign rivals, and concentratedly attempted to conceal the payments and avoid inspection.
Comer said the whistleblowers verified many of the Committee’s investigation findings.
He continued, saying Americans are justified in their outrage at a double standard that gives the Bidens special treatment.
Comer emphasized the significance of hearing from whistleblowers and other witnesses regarding the weaponization of federal law enforcement authorities.
Comer said he looks forward to hearing from these credible and brave whistleblowers as the Oversight Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee work to deliver transparency and accountability.
The congressional hearing takes place as the Oversight Committee, Judiciary Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee investigate whether politics influenced the federal investigation into Hunter Biden.
Over a dozen federal officials, including the U.S. Attorney in charge of the investigation into Hunter Biden, have been asked to appear before multiple congressional committees for transcribed interviews regarding allegations of politicization and misconduct at their agencies throughout the years-long investigation into the president’s son by House Republicans.
According to the Justice Department’s announcement last month, Hunter Biden has struck a plea agreement that will likely keep him out of prison. The president’s son will plead guilty to one count of firearm possession by an unlawful user or addict and two charges of misdemeanor wilful refusal to pay federal income tax.
Hunter Biden will appear in court for the first time on July 26.
The Justice Department has said there was no attempt to sway the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing, according to U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware.