During the years-long federal investigation into Hunter Biden, a “undeniable pattern of preferential treatment” and “obstruction of the normal investigative process” were observed, according to IRS whistleblowers scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Gary Shapley, the IRS whistleblower who oversaw the investigation, and an unnamed second whistleblower with similar claims will testify before the House Oversight Committee beginning at 1 p.m.
The unidentified whistleblower, who previously testified before the House Ways & Means Committee last month, is expected to reveal his identity as a 13-year special agent with the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division and as a “gay Democrat married to a man,” according to his prepared testimony obtained by Fox News Digital.
Justice Department, FBI, and Internal Revenue Service officials are accused of interfering with the Hunter Biden investigation, and whistleblowers claim that decisions in the case appeared to be “influenced by politics.”
In addition, they asserted that federal prosecutors prevented inquiries about President Biden from being asked, and that the U.S. attorney in command of the investigation, David Weiss, lacked full authority to file charges.
Hunter Biden “should have been charged with a tax felony, and not only the tax misdemeanor charge,” the unnamed whistleblower will claim in his prepared testimony, and communications and text messages examined by investigators “may be a contradiction to what President Biden was saying about not being involved in Hunter’s oversea business dealings.”
The whistleblower is also expected to testify regarding a number of instances in which prosecutors “did not follow the ordinary process, slow-walked the investigation, and put in place unnecessary approvals and roadblocks from effectively and efficiently investigating the case,” including instances in which they prevented the interrogation and interviewing of Hunter Biden’s adult children.
The whistleblower is also expected to request that Congress and the Biden Administration “consider appointing a special counsel” for the Hunter Biden inquiry as well as “all the related cases and spin-off investigations that have come forward from this investigation.”
The whistleblower is expected to state, “Related cases that I believe are subject to the same problems and difficulties we had,” and to add that Congress should think about “establishing an official channel for Federal investigators to pull the emergency cord and raise the issue of the appointment of a special counsel for consideration by your senior officials.”
Unknown at this time are the “related cases and spin-off investigations” to which the whistleblower refers.
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Shapley is anticipated to testify that prosecutors “had decided to conceal some evidence from the investigators” that they found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, despite the fact that he has given numerous media appearances since the House Ways & Means Committee released his transcript of their interview last month. CONTINUE READING…