Congress prepares to unseal testimony, evidence from IRS whistleblower in Hunter Biden case
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith scheduled Thursday morning closed door meeting to vote out evidence to public.
The House Ways and Means Committee took final steps Tuesday to release to the public as early as this week the testimony and evidence from an IRS whistleblower who alleges the Justice Department gave favorable treatment to Hunter Biden and engaged in political interference in the criminal tax case against the first son.
Committee Chairman Jason Smith, R-Mo., scheduled an executive session for 8 a.m. Thursday where lawmakers are expected to vote to free the whistleblower evidence and testimony of IRS supervisory criminal agent Gary Shapley from the 6103 privacy requirements that normally shield Americans' tax information from public disclosure.
The development came just hours after U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware announced in a court filing that Hunter Biden has struck a deal to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges of willfully failing to pay taxes and to enter a probation program that could eliminate a third charge, a felony, accusing him of lying on a gun application.
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The vote by the GOP-led committee will allow the evidence Shapley provided in six hours of testimony last month as well as 23 pages of evidence from the Hunter Biden tax probe to be released to the public.
Sources familiar with Shapley's testimony told Just the News that he turned over seven documents totaling 23 pages that summarized the evidence and predicate for the original investigation into the taxes and overseas finances of President Joe Biden's son.
The memos also summarized multiple instances dating to 2020 in which DOJ officials thwarted, hampered or interfered with the frontline career investigators’ efforts – ranging from blocking certain tactics to allowing tolling agreements to expire that extended the statute of limitations on certain alleged offenses. Shapley described IRS and FBI agents being concerned by the interference, the sources said.