Tristan Leavitt, the attorney representing IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, warned on Monday that the attorneys of first son Hunter Biden are ramping up retaliatory prosecution attempts against the IRS whistleblowers.
Leavitt pushed back on claims that the whistleblowers were leaking unauthorized, private information about Biden.
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He said the laws allow for “taxpayer privacy” but also provide the importance of disclosures by whistleblowers of the information, referencing the tax code.
“To accuse these individuals, our client Gary Shapley as well as the other IRS whistleblower Joe Ziegler, of breaking the law is just not based on anything at all in the statutes,” Leavitt said to WMAL.
Gary Shapley, a 14-year IRS veteran and supervisory special agent, was the first whistleblower to come forward with the allegations against the Justice Department, claiming that they gave preferential treatment to President Joe Biden’s son.
IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler was known only as “Whistleblower X” before he testified to the House Oversight Committee. The 13- …