A recent article by The New York Times has revealed that a source has confirmed the whistleblower allegations regarding limitations imposed on the federal investigation into Hunter Biden.
According to a report by The Washington Free Beacon’s Chuck Ross, it is worth noting that The New York Times took 20 paragraphs to disclose the significant detail regarding the source who provided credibility to the claims of additional charges against President Joe Biden’s son being obstructed.
The New York Times revealed that whistleblower testimony from IRS supervisory special agent Gary Shapley alleged that Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss attempted to bring charges in Washington, D.C. in mid-2022, but the top federal prosecutor in the nation’s capital rejected the bid.
This revelation sheds light on the alleged obstruction of charges and highlights the potential interference in the legal proceedings.
“There were certain investigative steps we weren't allowed to take that could have led us to President Biden.”
— IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley pic.twitter.com/qffkvx2q3N
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2023
The 21st paragraph of the article read, “A similar request to prosecutors in the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles, was also rejected, Mr. Shapley testified. A second former Internal Revenue Service official, who has not been identified, told House Republicans the same story. That episode was confirmed independently to The New York Times by a person with knowledge of the situation.”
The revelation about the source’s testimony carries potential significance, particularly in light of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s denial of allegations regarding political interference in the investigation.
It is worth noting that the investigation into Hunter Biden has thus far resulted in a plea deal for tax and gun violations. Critics, including Chuck Ross, have pointed out The New York Times’ decision to give this newsworthy information a relatively low-priority placement in their report.
Ross said in a tweet, “NYT buries in the 21st paragraph that it has an independent source who confirms the two IRS whistleblowers’ claim that David Weiss said he was blocked from bringing charges against Hunter Biden in California.”
The House Judiciary Committee GOP’s account replied, “Of course they did.”
Garland responded to the whistleblower accusations on Friday, offering a rebuttal to the claims made. Garland said, “He (Weiss) was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own. I don’t know how it would be possible for anybody to block him from bringing a prosecution given that he has that authority.”
Garland dismissed the claims that Weiss had sought special counsel status and was denied, stating, “Mr. Weiss never made that request.”