A 14-year veteran of the IRS has come forward to publicly discuss what he alleges are irregularities in the Biden’s DOJ’s handling of the investigation into Hunter Biden.
In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Gary Shapley detailed the multiple steps that were slow-walked at the direction of the DOJ. ”When I took control of this particular investigation, I immediately saw deviations from the normal process. It was way outside the norm of what I’ve experienced in the past,” Shipley told CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.
Shapley said every time these deviations from normal process seemed to benefit Hunter Biden.
Shapley said he decided to come forward after a heated meeting with federal prosecutors that took place last October, calling it his ”red-line meeting” and he couldn’t silence his conscience anymore.
When asked why he wants to navigate these waters, Shapley said that it’s not something he wants to do, it’s something he feels he has to do.
Shapley is seeking legal protection from Congress so he can share specific details of his allegations.
From CBS News:
A whistleblower from inside the Internal Revenue Service has spoken publicly for the first time about a highly sensitive political probe he has supervised, which CBS News has determined is the ongoing probe into the finances of President Biden’s son Hunter Biden.
He said he became so concerned about prosecutors’ handling of “a high profile, controversial” investigation that he felt duty-bound to sound alarms.
“There were multiple steps that were slow-walked — were just completely not done — at the direction of the Department of Justice,” said Gary Shapley, a 14-year veteran of the agency, who spoke exclusively to CBS News chief investigative correspondent Jim Axelrod on Tuesday. “When I took control of this particular investigation, I immediately saw deviations from the normal process. It was way outside the norm of what I’ve experienced in the past.”
Shapley told CBS News he became increasingly concerned about measures being taken that he said appeared to shield the target of the investigation — which CBS News independently confirmed is Hunter Biden.
“Each and every time, it seemed to always benefit the subject,” Shapley said. “It just got to that point where that switch was turned on. And I just couldn’t silence my conscience anymore.”
Shapley is a supervisory special agent with the IRS’s criminal investigations department, currently overseeing a team of 12 agents who specialize in international tax and financial crimes. Previously, he was an officer with the National Security Agency’s Office of the Inspector General. He was assigned to a “sensitive” investigation in January 2020, and within months, he said he grew concerned about how the Justice Department was handling the investigation. CBS News has learned that was the Hunter Biden probe. Shapley says he began documenting his concerns around June 2020.
“For a couple years, we’d been noticing these deviations in the investigative process. And I just couldn’t, you know, fathom that DOJ might be acting unethically on this,” he said.