The IRS whistleblower tasked with overseeing the probe into Hunter Biden's possible tax crimes said the Biden administration's Department of Justice stepped in to slow the investigation down.
"When I took control of this particular investigation, I immediately saw that it was way outside the norm of what I've experienced in the past," Gary Shapley, supervisory special agent at the IRS, told CBS in his first public interview Wednesday. Shapley would not confirm the subject of the probe that he's blowing the whistle on, but several media outlets have confirmed it's the first son. After coming forward last month, the whistleblower and his entire team were taken off the Biden probe.
"There was multiple steps that were slow-walked at the direction of the Department of Justice," Shapley said.
Shapley came forward last month and asked for whistleblower protections to bring forward bombshell claims that the Biden administration is showing "preferential treatment" toward Biden and holding back in the probe. He also alleged that Attorney General Merrick Garland gave misleading testimony in March when he said that the U.S. attorney in Delaware, who has been in charge of the Biden probe since 2018, has been allowed to proceed without influence.
A second whistleblower at the IRS claimed this week to have also faced retaliation for raising issues about the agency's investigation into Biden.
Hunter Biden's lawyer said last month that Shapley broke the law by telling Congress about his concerns.