(RightIsRight.co) – Further highlighting the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) blatant political interference in Hunter Biden’s corruption case, the testimonies of IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler have been corroborated by witness accounts.
Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, appointed as special counsel, and other DOJ officials confirmed key allegations made by Shapley and Ziegler to the House Judiciary Committee.
Testifying in early November, Weiss affirmed Shapley’s claim that the DOJ denied his request for additional authority to charge Hunter Biden. This denial was initially revealed in Shapley’s testimony to the Ways and Means Committee in May, where he mentioned that Matthew Graves, a Biden-appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, hindered Weiss’s efforts to charge Hunter Biden in his district.
He further noted that Weiss was instructed to adhere to the DOJ’s standard process, a claim substantiated by Weiss’s own testimony and Shapley’s handwritten notes and email.
Graves confirmed to the Judiciary Committee in October that he refused to collaborate with Weiss on the case. Weiss also disclosed being denied special attorney authority under section 515 and being directed to follow typical charging procedures, as described by Shapley.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan highlighted the consistency of Weiss’s testimony with Shapley’s account. The rift between Weiss and Shapley after an October meeting led to Shapley’s removal from the Hunter Biden case, as testified by two IRS officials to the House Ways and Means Committee in September.
Shapley and Ziegler indicated that Graves’s decision led to the statute of limitations expiring on charges related to Hunter Biden’s income from Burisma Holdings during the 2014-15 tax years. Ziegler testified that this resulted in the DOJ ceasing requests for statute extensions.
Weiss confirmed the expiration of these statutes. Additionally, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California E. Martin Estrada, who testified in October, also declined cooperation on the case.
The whistleblowers accused the DOJ Tax Division of delaying investigative steps, including interviews before the 2020 presidential election. They also highlighted the alleged interference of Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf in investigations related to Joe and Hunter Biden.
House Ways and Means Committee documents and Shapley’s testimony suggest Wolf’s obstruction in searching Hunter Biden’s storage locker and a guest house he used on Joe Biden’s property. Shapley’s memo points to Wolf’s role in shutting down steps related to potential campaign finance violations.
Shapley also testified about investigators being obstructed from examining all evidence, including contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. Scott Brady, a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, confirmed his unawareness of the laptop until media reporting in 2020.