Second IRS whistleblower comes forward during Oversight hearing
Prior to his appearance, his identity had remained private, though his protected disclosures served to corroborate many of the claims Shapley made in the open.
The second IRS whistleblower who has contended that the investigation into first son Hunter Biden was hamstrung by Department of Justice interference came forward publicly for the first time on Wednesday during a hearing with the House Oversight Committee.
Joseph Ziegler, a veteran IRS agent who became a special agent in 2010, served on the Biden case since the beginning of the investigation. He appeared alongside his superior, Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley, during the case.
Prior to his appearance, Ziegler's identity had remained private, though his protected disclosures served to corroborate many of the claims Shapley made in the open. He previously gave closed door testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee that was publicly released in late June.
During his opening statement, Ziegler acknowledged that he is in fact a Democrat and also a married gay man, but contended that such characteristics did not bolster his credibility, insisting instead that his experience and expertise ought to speak for themselves.
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