Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower Gary Shapley accused Hunter Biden’s attorneys of making false statements about him after he testified about the Hunter Biden investigation to the House Ways & Means Committee.
Shapley testified Wednesday to the House Oversight Committee about the Hunter Biden investigation and claimed Biden’s attorneys spread an “error-filled” letter with “false statements” about him. (RELATED: IRS Whistleblower In Hunter Biden Case Says Agency Threatened ‘Criminal Conduct’ Against Him As Retaliation)
“Even last fall, Biden family attorneys attacked investigators in the pages of The Washington Post and threatened the prosecutors with career suicide if they brought charges against the president’s son. Then one of the Biden family attorneys sends to the press a 10-page, error-filled letter that attacked me with innuendo, false statements, and baseless speculation that I had leaked information to The Washington Post. These statements by Biden family attorneys are false,” Shapley testified.
Abbe Lowell, an attorney for Hunter Biden, wrote a letter to the House Ways & Means Committee in late June that appeared to spread falsehoods about Shapley and the other IRS whistleblower. Lowell accused Shapley of leaking information to The Washington Post and fabricating an alleged text Hunter Biden sent to a Chinese official.
Shapley’s attorneys have demanded The Washington Post correct Lowell’s accusations and publicly disclose that Shapley was not a source for an October 2022 story about the Hunter Biden investigation. The IRS agent previously testified to the House Ways & Means Committee that the text allegedly sent by Hunter Biden to a Chinese official was obtained from a search warrant for Biden’s iCloud files.
Additionally, Lowell said the IRS whistleblowers were not informed about the penalties for false testimony, despite whistleblower transcripts showing otherwise. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Shapley described in his written testimony how Biden’s attorneys allegedly tried pressuring the Department of Justice (DOJ) into launching a criminal investigation for his whistleblowing. (RELATED: Here Are The Questions IRS Whistleblowers Must Answer In Front Of Congress)
“After my testimony was released, we received a request for a comment from a reporter claiming that Mr. Biden’s attorneys had sent a letter to the Justice Department lobbying for a retaliatory criminal inquiry against me for my protected whistleblowing. The press did not share a copy of this alleged letter with us, and I have still not seen it,” Shapley said in his written testimony.
“But, it is chilling to think that after threatening prosecutors with ‘career suicide,’ Mr. Biden’s attorneys would be so bold as to actually lobby in writing for his father’s Justice Department to prosecute the whistleblower who disclosed preferential treatment for the President’s son,” Shapley added.
The DOJ declined to comment.