In recent developments, an ex-FBI agent has come forward to validate the assertions made by Gary Shapley, an IRS supervisory special agent and whistleblower. This former FBI agent, who chose to remain anonymous, shared his insights during a confidential session with the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability on July 17. The committee subsequently made public a 65-page transcript of this session.
The crux of the matter revolves around the claim that, prior to the FBI’s scheduled interview with Hunter Biden on December 8, 2020, President Joe Biden’s transition team had been alerted. The ex-FBI agent confirmed this, mentioning that he was informed the night before the planned interview about the tip-off to the Biden transition team.
The agent expressed his frustration during the session, stating, “I felt it was people that did not need to know about our intent.” He further clarified that he wasn’t sure about the exact individuals within the Biden transition team who were informed.
Moreover, the Secret Service, which was responsible for Hunter Biden’s security at that time, was also in the loop. The ex-FBI agent believed that notifying the Secret Service was justified. However, the anticipated interview with Hunter Biden never took place, as the call they were waiting for from Hunter never came through.
Adding another layer to the story, two IRS agents who collaborated with the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial and international business activities have raised concerns about political interference in the investigation.
Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, the lead IRS agent on the Hunter Biden case with 13 years of service, voiced their apprehensions to the House Oversight Committee in July. Ziegler, during his testimony, emphasized the need for accountability and reform, stating, “My aim is to address systemic problems that have allowed misconduct to flourish.”