Whistleblower accusing IRS of slow-walking Hunter Biden probe is avoiding investigators: report
A whistleblower at the Internal Revenue Service who claims that the agency is dragging its feet on investigating President Joe Biden's son is ducking giving testimony to the Senate on the matter, reported The Daily Beast on Thursday.
"Gary Shapley is now ghosting the Democratic-led IRS-oversight committee following its several-hour-long meeting with his attorney, and has called off a planned interview with the panel," reported Isabella Ramirez. "'Committee staff on both sides agreed with counsel to meet directly with the whistleblower next week, however the whistleblower has since backed out of that agreement and declined an attempt to reschedule,' a source on the committee told The Independent."
"Shapley’s distancing from the committee comes as he revs up to lay out evidence regarding his allegations before the GOP-controlled House Ways and Means Committee in a closed session Friday," noted the report.
Hunter Biden has been under investigation for months, reportedly over allegations of both tax fraud and falsifying a background check form to purchase a firearm at a period when he was ineligible to do so.
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This comes as a separate investigation by House Republicans into the Biden family's finances and dealings with foreign nationals hits a snag of its own with whistleblowers. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who sits on the House Oversight Committee, has admitted that some whistleblowers who are central to that investigation are "missing."
House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer has tried to spin their inability to locate the whistleblowers as a sinister conspiracy theory, suggesting that those with information on the president's family "fear for their lives."