IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley was named as one of the two whistleblowers who will testify before the committee about alleged meddling in the Justice Department’s investigation of Hunter Biden.
Just this week, Republicans on the committee said an FBI agent confirmed those allegations.
This hearing will revolve around the plea deal Biden accepted earlier this year as he faced charges for failing to pay his taxes and for lying on a gun permit about prior drug use.
The investigation lasted years and led to what some Republicans called a “sweetheart deal,” where Biden paid back the taxes and agreed to what’s known as a pre-trial diversion program.
The whistleblowers testifying accuse investigators of slow-walking through the process, even going as far as to say that President Joe Biden’s team received advance warning about investigators wanting to interview his son.
The House Oversight Committee then said that interview never happened.
Republicans on the committee confirmed in a tweet that they interviewed an FBI agent who allegedly confirmed those accusations.
“The agent’s testimony is sickening and reveals the lengths to which the DOJ is willing to go to cover up for the Bidens,” the tweet said.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., said Wednesday’s hearing will offer key testimony.
“We are currently at a pivotal moment in our investigation. The American people deserve to hear from these whistleblowers and other witnesses about this weaponization of federal law enforcement power,” Comer said.
The president continues to stand by his son, saying he remains proud of him. Democrats on the committee are expected to push back against these accusations, possibly going after the credibility of the whistleblowers.
The lead U.S. attorney in the Hunter Biden case is David Weiss, a former President Donald Trump appointee. Weiss said he had full control over the investigation.