IRS whistleblower speaks publicly for first time, says DOJ stepped in to probe slow-walking hunter to ‘benefit’ him

During portions of an interview with CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Jim Axelrod, which aired Wednesday on “CBS Evening News,” IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley, the whistleblower an IRS investigation believed to be on Hunter Biden, has spoken publicly for the first time. time and alleged that the investigation was “out of the ordinary” with “several steps that were slow” at the request of the Justice Department, and “deviations from the normal process” “always seemed to benefit the subject”.

Shapley said: “When I took control of this particular investigation…I immediately saw that it was way outside the norm of what I have experienced in the past.”

Shapley also said he “cannot confirm or deny the subject matter of this investigation” as it would violate tax secrecy laws. But Axelrod said “CBS News has learned that the investigation was the investigation of Hunter Biden by the Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Delaware.”

Shapley also said, “He [were] several steps that have been slow…under the direction of the US Department of Justice.

Axelrod then asked, “Have you ever encountered this before?”

Shapley replied, “I haven’t, no. These deviations from the normal process – and each time, it always seemed to benefit the subject.

Axelrod also said that Shapley decided to come forward after an October 2022 meeting with federal prosecutors, he then released a clip of Shapley stating, “That was my red line meeting. It just got to the point where that switch was activated, and I couldn’t silence my conscience anymore.

Axelrod then asked, “Did you let the prosecutors know you were unhappy?”

Shapley replied, “I don’t think I can answer that.”

According to Axelrod, Shapley worked at the IRS for 14 years and Shapley told him he was a registered Republican.

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