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Whistleblowers allege Garland and IRS commissioner lied under oath

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in May 2022. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
June 25, 2023

Two whistleblowers from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, alleging that both Attorney General Merrick Garland and IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel committed perjury.

According to the Daily Caller, Reps. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) and Greg Murphy (R-N.C.) shared that Gary Shapley and a second whistleblower from the IRS testified for over seven hours before the Ways and Means Committee. The Republican representatives revealed that the testimony of the two whistleblowers indicates Garland and Werfel lied to Congress regarding political interference in the IRS probe of Hunter Biden. In a closed-door hearing on Thursday, the Ways and Means Committee voted to release the transcripts of the testimony.

The New York Post reported Thursday that the whistleblower testimony shows a coverup in the Justice Department of the tax fraud investigation of President Joe Biden’s son.

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According to the New York Post, the IRS whistleblowers noted that they pressed for felony charges to be brought against Hunter Biden for his evasion of $2.2 million in tax payments. The IRS agents also shared that the evidence brought against Biden was “buried” by the Justice Department.

Additionally, Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., said Delaware US Attorney David Weiss was denied twice in the District of Columbia and Southern California when he attempted to bring charges against Biden last year. The information provided by Smith goes directly against Garland’s previous testimony under oath.

Weiss reportedly attempted to be appointed special counsel in the Biden probe multiple times but was not permitted by Biden’s Justice Department, according to Smith.

Both Hern and Murphy stressed the credibility of the two whistleblowers on Thursday, revealing that the whistleblowers were questioned by both Democrat and Republican attorneys.

“One individual came forward and laid out the full case of what’s going on. The second individual, through his attorney, asked Ways and Means to contact him and ask for testimony. So we didn’t seek these, they sought us,” Murphy said.

The Daily Caller also reported that Shapley provided a letter to Congress accusing Garland of lying under oath to Congress by claiming that the investigation into the president’s son would not be hindered by “political interference.”

“That’s an absolute lie,” Murphy said. “That’s an absolute lie. He perjured himself before Congress.”

The second whistleblower mentioned by Hern and Murphy also alleged that the government retaliated against him despite Werfel promising Congress that there would be no retaliation against whistleblowers.