House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is pushing towards launching an impeachment investigation against Attorney General Merrick Garland. This follows heated accusations that the AG thwarted the probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes in a blatant display of favoritism.
McCarthy revealed his intention in a tweet concerning testimony by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley.
The former agent told Congress that U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who headed the tax probe into the younger Biden in Delaware, asked for permission to charge Hunter with tax crimes.
That permission, however, was denied.
This startling revelation led McCarthy to tweet that Congress needs to “get to the facts, and that includes reconciling these clear disparities.” The Republican said that Weiss must give answers to the House Judiciary Committee.
On Monday, the Speaker told Fox News that if Shapley’s testimony is shown to be true, impeachment inquiries against Garland will commence.
BREAKING: Speaker Kevin McCarthy vows to impeach Merrick Garland by July 6th over his attempts to cover up Hunter Biden investigations.
“By July 6, because of the allegations from the IRS, because of the whistleblowers and the DOJ… Garland what he is saying and what David Weiss… pic.twitter.com/Wri2BSqFVl
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) June 26, 2023
McCarthy added that “none of it smells right and none of it is right.”
A glaring disparity came Friday when Garland sought to pour cold water on Weiss’s assertion that he was denied the authority to take serious action. Saying that the U.S. attorney had “complete authority,” the AG added, “I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him.”
This directly countered Shapley’s testimony that Weiss, who was based in Delaware, told several individuals that he lacked authority to charge in other districts and needed special counsel status.
The probe into the first son’s tax irregularities began in 2018, and by last October a Washington Post report revealed that both FBI and IRS agents believed there was enough evidence to indict Hunter Biden.
That, however, was merely weeks before the pivotal midterm elections, and no charges were forthcoming.
By April, Shapley sought to shed his designation as an “anonymous” IRS agent and step forward as a whistleblower. He exposed bombshell details of the “failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case.”
Shapley’s attorney, Mark Lytle, insisted that Garland’s lack of action proved “preferential treatment and politics improperly infected decisions and protocols.” These, he believed, led to actions or inactions that would not have been taken “if the subject were not politically connected.”
Further evidence came last Thursday when the House Ways and Means Committee revealed that a second whistleblower backed up Shapley’s accusations. Both told Congress that they were discouraged from pressing felony charges against Hunter Biden.