IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley confirmed Wednesday that U.S. Attorney for D.C. Matthew Graves, who donated to President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, “declined to file charges” against Hunter Biden for tax evasion.
“The Justice Department allowed the president’s political appointees to consider whether to charge the president’s son,” Shapley said during a House Oversight Committee hearing on allegations that the Justice Department politically interfered in the Hunter Biden investigation.
“When the US Attorney for DC Matthew Graves, appointed by President Biden, declined to press charges in March 2022, I saw the US Attorney. [David] “Weiss told a room full of senior FBI and IRS leaders on October 7, 2022 that he was not the person to decide whether charges were brought,” he added.
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According to Records of the Federal Election Commission As first reported by the Daily Caller, U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves donated to Biden’s 2020 campaign while working at law firm DLA Piper before being nominated and confirmed for the position in 2021.
The donations, which totaled $1,500, were made during the April 2020 and May 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.
The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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The House investigation centers around claims by Shapley and fellow whistleblower Joseph Ziegler that there was a pattern of “slow-moving investigative measures” against Hunter Biden, including instructing him not to speak at his residence, informing the president’s son and staff about ongoing efforts and delaying enforcement actions in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
Both agents were assigned to the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax and gun charges. Biden eventually pleaded guilty to corruption tax crimes as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors in a deal that drew criticism from Republican lawmakers.
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The hearing comes as the DOJ continues to investigate the House Republican president and his family after failing to find evidence of criminal conduct.
Brooke Singman of Fox News contributed to this report.