It would appear as though someone may be in some legal trouble.
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley's former superior reportedly tried to have him removed from the investigation, reported Fox News.
The revelation came about from testimony given on how limited in scope the Hunter Biden investigation was being conducted.
Call Him In
The House Ways & Means Committee called in IRS Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon due to testimony given by Shapley.
Shapley specifically named Waldon in attendance for an October 7, 2022, meeting with David Weiss, who is now the special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation.
Waldon, who was in charge of the investigation for about 10 months, wanted Shapley removed for "unsubstantiated" claims.
Waldon just testified, "So before I left the special agent in charge position, in February, I recommended to [IRS Director of Field Operations Michael Batdorf] that Gary Shapley be removed as the [supervisory special agent] from the Hunter Biden investigation, primarily due to what I perceived to be unsubstantiated allegations about motive, intent, bias.
"And, again, my goal was to protect the integrity of the investigation and figure out a way forward."
Shapley remained on the case until May, but Waldon stated that he played no part in his removal.
When Waldon was asked if Shapley and the team were limited in who they could interview, he stated, "Yes. Or I should say at least of the things that they can ask in interviews, is my general awareness."
During that October 7 meeting, it was also confirmed that Weiss stated he would no longer be communicating with Shapley, going over his head to Waldon.
There are a lot of moving parts here, but it does not sound good for the IRS and DOJ.
Reading over Waldon's testimony, it almost seems as though the DOJ was dictating every move made by the IRS, right down to who could conduct the investigation.
Can you say, "rigged?"