WATCH: Hunter Biden Attorneys Threaten IRS Whistleblower with Prison Time for Testimony Against Their Client


Attorneys for Hunter Biden have suggested that a whistleblower with the Internal Revenue Service could be at risk for prison time after speaking out about the investigation he oversaw and claims was stymied by officials at the Biden Justice Department.

Abbe Lowell, an attorney for the son of President Joe Biden, on Friday sent a letter to Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO), chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, accusing the Republican congressman of allowing IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley to illegally disclose confidential source material.

“Mr. Shapley may be reaping the ‘reward’ from the cover you have given him, considering the penalties for agents illegally leaking this type of information,” Lowell wrote. He added that Shapley is a “disgruntled” employee attempting to “evade his own misconduct” — a reference to leaks to the media about the DOJ’s investigation into his client.

Rep. Smith last week released transcripts of testimony from Shapley and another whistleblower alleging “preferential treatment” for Hunter Biden in a case that has seen the embattled first son plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of tax fraud and one felony count of firearm possession by a person using a controlled substance.

Lowell cited Whatsapp messages released as part of the House’s investigation, calling them “complete fakes” though not disputing the veracity of statements made by Hunter Biden in the messages, which appear to implicate President Biden in some of the business transactions that were under investigation by the IRS.

Later in her letter, Lowell suggests that Shapley and his counterpart whistleblower were not adequately informed that providing materially false statements to federal investigators could result in prison time. Yet according to transcripts released by the House, both IRS agents were made aware of the gravity about giving false testimony under oath.

Opponents to Hunter Biden’s plea deal are calling on a judge to nix the arrangement due to evidence that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland did not lift a finger to help with prosecuting the Biden son in New Jersey and Los Angeles, both districts where liberal U.S. attorneys refused to bring charges. By not granting Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss special counsel powers, Garland effectively interfered with Weiss’s ability to hold Hunter Biden accountable for tax crimes. Shapley, the IRS whistleblower, has claimed he heard Weiss declare he would not be the “deciding official” in whether to bring Hunter Biden to justice.


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