IRS whistleblower testifies before House committee
He has alleged that federal prosecutors engaged in "preferential treatment and politics" to prevent charges from being brought against first son Hunter Biden as part of an ongoing tax investigation.
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IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, fielding questions both staffers representing both parties.
"IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley testified for about six hours today to Democrat and Republican staff of the House Ways and Means Committee," his legal team confirmed. "Both sides had equal opportunity to ask whatever questions they wanted, and Special Agent Shapley answered all of their questions."
Shapley's name had been concealed prior to Wednesday, when Just the News confirmed his identity. He has alleged that federal prosecutors engaged in "preferential treatment and politics" to prevent charges from being brought against first son Hunter Biden as part of an ongoing tax investigation.
He first approached the internal IRS watchdog with this help of whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid but has contended that his concerns went unaddressed. Shapley has since filed a formal complaint of retaliation with the Office of Special Counsel, alleging that he was sidelined from the investigation over which he made protected disclosures and that he had been passed over for promotion despite being the most qualified candidate for the post.
His attorneys have since disclosed to Congress that Shapley and his entire team had been officially removed from the case at the behest of the Department of Justice in what they deemed another retaliatory act.
Shapley's lawyers did not reveal any details as to the content of his testimony to the committee.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.
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