Shapley Name Drops Six Witnesses, Calls Garland’s Bluff

( – Attorney General Merrick Garland contradicted the sworn statements of IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley during a June 23rd press conference, saying that the U.S. Attorney responsible for bringing potential charges against Hunter Biden for a litany of alleged crimes “was given complete authority.”

Shapley previously testified before Congress that U.S. Attorney David Weiss had said he lacked the authority to charge Biden outside the District of Delaware during an October 7 meeting in 2022.

Following Garland’s words to the press, Shapley responded through his lawyers. In referencing the October 7 meeting, he provided the names of attendees. The group was composed of fellow IRS and FBI agents. According to the release, one of those individuals has already verified Shapley’s account in writing. Shapley’s statement says U.S. Attorney Weiss’ words are “easily corroborated.”

In Garland’s press conference, he was asked if Weiss was blocked from bringing charges against Hunter Biden. Rather than respond with a “no,” Garland told the reporter that he did not know how blocking a prosecution would be possible, to begin with. The reporter pressed him for a “no” again, but Garland declined to use the word.

While the AG’s statements were made to the press, Shapley’s were made under oath to members of Congress. If the IRS agent were found to have perjured himself, he could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years. His testimony alleged interference from the Department of Justice in the 5-year long investigation of Hunter Biden. An arm of that investigation resulted in a recent plea deal for Biden that saw him avoid jail for alleged gun and tax crimes.

Shapley said the U.S. Attorney and other DOJ officials were more concerned with political optics than with pursuing justice. The IRS agent has said that at one point the U.S. Attorney went as far as to congratulate his team of agents for keeping the investigation a secret.

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