DOJ Tipped Off Hunter Biden Before a Search of His Storage Unit, IRS Whistleblowers Say

The House Ways and Means Committee has publicly released the testimony of two whistleblowers from the IRS, who made shocking revelations about misconduct and abuse of power by the IRS and the DOJ during the investigation of Hunter Biden’s tax evasion case.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement:

“Today, the Ways and Means Committee voted to make public the testimony of IRS employees blowing the whistle on misconduct at the IRS and the Biden Department of Justice regarding unequal enforcement of tax law, interference and government abuse in the handling of investigations into criminal activity by President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and retaliation against IRS employees blowing the whistle on this abuse.

“The American people deserve to know that when it comes to criminal enforcement, they are not on the same playing field as the wealthy and politically connected class. The preferential treatment Hunter Biden received would never have been granted to ordinary Americans.

“Whistleblowers describe how theBiden Justice Department intervened and overstepped in a campaign to protect the son of Joe Biden by delaying, divulging, and denying an ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes. The testimony shows tactics used by the Justice Department to delay the investigation long enough to reach the statute of limitations, evidence they divulged sensitive actions by the investigative team to Biden’s attorneys, and denied requests by the US Attorney to bring charges against Biden.”

The whistleblowers testified that from 2014-2019, Hunter Biden personally received $8.3 million from Ukraine, China, and Romania and didn’t pay taxes on the income and the Biden Department of Justice attempted to block the IRS agents investigating the tax violations. Hunter Biden and associates received a total of $17.3 million in total from these three countries during this period, according to the whistleblowers.


IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley and his unnamed subordinate claim that career prosecutors had originally intended to charge Hunter Biden with numerous tax violations dating back to 2014 but the indictment was thwarted by appointees of Joe Biden, with federal prosecutors blocking two search warrants and refusing to press more extensive criminal charges.

Shapley testified that Delaware US Attorney David Weiss tried to bring charges in District of Columbia in March of 2022 and was denied. Shortly afterwards, Weiss sought special counsel status from DOJ and was denied. Weiss sought to bring charges in the Central District of California in the Fall of 2022 and was denied in January of 2023.

In addition, Shapley confirmed that the government had evidence that Joe Biden met with his son’s Chinese business partners at CEFC, the Chinese energy firm that hired Hunter to represent its interests in the United States and he described an interview that family associate Rob Walker gave the FBI, in which he told them that then-Vice President Biden showed up at a CEFC lunch meeting at the Four Seasons.

Joe Biden was apparently in the room when Hunter sent this threatening WhatsApp message to Chinese businessman Henry Zhao demanding to know why Zhao had not held up his side of an undisclosed deal. This text was uncovered during the execution of an August 2020 search warrant. However, according to Rep Jason Smith, “Investigators were not allowed to verify the information.”

Shapley also testified that federal prosecutors blocked one search warrant seeking corporate documents from Hunter Biden’s storage locker and another search warrant for Joe Biden’s Delaware residence where Hunter Biden was living at the time. Later, when agents were able to obtain a search warrant for Hunter Biden’s storage locker, prosecutors tipped off Biden’s legal team.

Shapley said these decisions were unprecedented in his many years as an IRS agent, saying, “Any other case I ever worked, if they were like there’s a storage unit with documents from the business and personal documents in relation to the years under investigation — the risk was zero, because it’s on a storage unit, it’s not on a residence — there’s no prosecutor I’ve ever worked with that wouldn’t say, go get those documents.”

Under his plea arrangement, Hunter Biden pleaded guilty to just two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to pay his taxes and he was spared prison time. Trump appointee US District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika of the District of Delaware still needs to sign off on or reject this sweetheart plea deal. She has set a court date of July 26 for Biden to make his initial court appearance related to this plea bargain.