New documents show allegations that CIA blocked probe into Hunter Biden’s tax investigation


Breaking Wednesday, an affidavit released by the House Ways and Means Committee, outlines that IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley alleged that the CIA directed the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for Delaware, Lesley Wolf, to obstruct an IRS team’s investigation into Hunter Biden by preventing the use of his benefactor, Kevin Morris, as a witness.

Shapley, who was the lead investigator for the IRS Criminal Division, was overseeing a probe into Hunter Biden in August 2021. During this time, AUSA Wolf informed Shapley that she, along with DOJ Tax Attorney Jack Morgan, had been summoned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. According to Shapley’s affidavit, discussions at Langley revolved around Hunter Biden’s associate and benefactor, Kevin Morris.

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Shapley and his team had been considering Morris as a witness in their investigation into Hunter Biden. However, Wolf purportedly shut down this possibility following the CIA meeting. “AUSA Wolf stated that they were provided a classified briefing in relation to Mr. Morris and as a result we could no longer pursue him as a witness,” Shapley disclosed.

Morris, a notable benefactor to Biden, had bought 11 of his paintings and loaned him at least $5 million for tax debts and personal expenses, as revealed by Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer in a January press release. This significant financial support had made Morris a person of interest in the IRS investigation.

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Seeking clarity, Shapley requested Wolf to provide him with a classified briefing on the information she had obtained that led her to dismiss Morris as a potential witness. Despite initial indications that she would facilitate such a briefing, Wolf ultimately ignored multiple attempts by Shapley to arrange it. “Although AUSA Wolf initially appeared to be receptive to facilitating a briefing for me on the information, she ignored multiple attempts by me to arrange the briefing,” Shapley stated in his affidavit.

Upon her return from the CIA meeting, Wolf reportedly flaunted agency-branded merchandise, which included a CIA mug, suggesting a certain level of nonchalance about the serious nature of the investigation and her directives.

Shapley had been actively investigating potential criminal tax code violations by Hunter Biden until he was removed from the case by the DOJ in May 2023, following his disclosures to Congress about alleged prosecutorial mishandling.

The involvement of the CIA and the subsequent instructions to AUSA Wolf to block the use of a key witness raises questions about the integrity of the investigative process and potential political influences on legal proceedings, explains The Daily Caller News Foundation.



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