IRS Whistleblower: Hunter’s Whats App Messages Were Produced by Apple After Search Warrant; Weiss Blamed ‘Prosecutors’ for Denials, Delays

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IRS Whistleblower Gary Shapley sat down for an extensive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier on Wednesday night. Shapley repeated the testimony that he had previously given. This testimony does not match Attorney General Merrick Garland’s previous testimony before Congress, and Garland denied it last Friday. Shapley gave more detail on some topics that he testified on, and he reiterated his claim that US Attorney David Weiss was not allowed to

Hunter Biden failed in 2014 to report income of at least $8.3 Million

Weiss’s repeated statements that “prosecutors” would not allow a search or charges to proceed stood out. Was it him, or someone else who was making excuses?

Shapley testified in October 2022 that David Weiss had told him that Matthew Graves, the U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., who was appointed by Biden, refused to permit charges to be brought against Hunter Biden under his jurisdiction in March 20, 2022, as well as that Weiss’ subsequent request for special counselor authority was denied.

Shapley, a Democrat political consultant, has questioned the authenticity of the Whats App messages. Shapley claims that the message was created in response to a search warrant issued by Apple.

It is important to examine this.

We drafted an affidavit between April and June 2020 to execute a warrant at a few different locations. The prosecutors said that they had probable cause. As we got closer to the elections, they seemed to keep putting the matter on hold. They eventually refused to allow us to carry out the search warrant even though we met all the legal requirements.

The search warrant for a Northern Virginia storage unit was executed on December 8, 2020. We received updated information stating that there were records in the location which would have been evidence in the investigation. At first, the prosecutors were supportive, and an affidavit to be approved was prepared the evening of December 8, 20.

To whom does David Weiss refer when he says “prosecutors”?

After several delays we finally went over to this investigation on December 8, 2020. We did a “day of action” where we approached the subject, Hunter Biden, and other witnesses. Our plan was how we would approach Hunter Biden the following morning. Ultimately, we learned that the FBI had called the Secret Service the night before and informed them of the impending action for the next day.

I’m not sure how this affected the witnesses but it was possible for them to have been tipped off even before we approached them. Of the 12 interviews we tried, we received only one substantive interview. That was Rob Walker. This was an important interview as indicated by the exhibit of the House Ways and Means Committee Transcript.

In the last week, two of Hunter Biden’s Whats App messages were made public. It is clear that Joe Biden played a role in Hunter’s dealings and acted as a sort of enforcer. Although Democrats have questioned these messages’ veracity. Shapley, however, said that they were produced by Apple in response to an electronic search order.

This information would be useful to investigators who are trying to figure out what tax liabilities Hunter may have. However, Shapley’s investigation was not allowed.

The WhatsApp message was important because, as IRS criminal investigators, we needed to understand the money flows. Hunter Biden is the subject of our investigation. Our goal is to determine a true, accurate tax assessment. If there’s money going somewhere else, whether to President Biden, or to another person, then we must follow the investigative procedures to make sure that it happens.

Shapley thinks that most of Hunter’s unreported income has already been spent. His team tracked $8.3million from CEFC, Ukraine and Romania from 2014 to 2019 but it could have been higher.

Although Hunter has been charged with misdemeanors only, Shapley stated that there is evidence to support “substantive felonies” being brought against him.

The most serious felony charges have been left out…evasion in ’14, false returns in ’18, and 2019 As of now, in the information that has been made public, the term used is in excess of $100,000 in 2017 and separately in 2018. In reality, the true figures are $580,000 for failure to pay in 2017, and $620,000 in 2018. But this document places it at close to $100,000.