According to the House Oversight Committee, a former FBI agent has validated important aspects of the testimony provided by two IRS whistleblowers. This includes the revelation that federal investigators were prohibited from interviewing Hunter Biden. James Comer, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who represents Kentucky’s Republican Party, stated that a former FBI supervisory special agent’s interview supported earlier claims that the FBI and Secret Service were alerted about an upcoming interview with Hunter Biden one day in advance.
Based on the testimony, it was revealed that on December 8, 2020, IRS and FBI criminal investigators received instructions to remain inactive outside Biden’s residence and refrain from approaching him. They were directed to wait until Biden personally contacted them before taking any further action.
“As a result of the change in plans, IRS and FBI criminal investigators never got to interview Hunter Biden as part of the investigation. The Justice Department’s efforts to cover up for the Bidens reveals a two-tiered system of justice that sickens the American people. The Oversight Committee, along with the Judiciary Committee and Ways and Means Committee, will continue to seek the answers, transparency, and accountability that the American people demand and deserve,” Comer stated.
🚨BREAKING🚨— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 17, 2023
Today, our committee staff conducted a transcribed interview with a former FBI supervisory special agent assigned to the FBI’s Wilmington office and the Biden criminal investigation.
The agent CONFIRMED key portions of the IRS whistleblowers’ testimony, including…
During the testimony, the former FBI agent confirmed that it was unprecedented for investigators to wait outside and be contacted by the subject of an investigation, as was the case with Biden’s interview. However, the agent acknowledged that disagreements between FBI agents and Justice Department prosecutors regarding investigative procedures and charging decisions are common. This information was provided by a source familiar with the recorded interview.
Furthermore, the former agent emphasized that Justice Department policy allows prosecutors to take into account various factors when deciding whether to seek a warrant. This includes considering additional considerations beyond establishing probable cause, particularly when executing search warrants involving political figures, attorneys, or situations that may be sensitive during an election year.
According to two whistleblowers, namely IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley and an anonymous individual known as “Whistleblower X,” the Justice Department allegedly interfered with the criminal investigation involving Biden. They claimed that David Weiss, the lead U.S. attorney on the case, was prevented from bringing charges in the jurisdiction of his preference and was denied the requested special counsel status. However, both the Justice Department and Weiss have refuted these allegations, asserting that Weiss was not obstructed and had full authority in conducting the investigation.
On Wednesday, both whistleblowers are scheduled to provide their testimony before the House Oversight Committee. They are expected to discuss their experiences and the events surrounding their protected disclosures to Congress. Furthermore, both whistleblowers have claimed that they faced retaliation from the IRS as a result of their decision to come forward.
It is anticipated that the complete interview with the former FBI agent will be made available to the public at a later time, allowing for broader access to the details and information discussed during the interview.