NYT Confirms Whistleblower In Hunter’s Case, If You Can Find Buried Treasure – Watch
The New York Times has confirmed the claims of a whistleblower who alleged that political favoritism was at play in the Justice Department’s investigation into Hunter Biden. The Times’ report, which was published on Wednesday, said that the whistleblower had come forward with evidence that the investigation was being “hamstrung” by political interference.
But, according to Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross, the publication took 20 paragraphs to state the most damaging part about the source who added credibility to claims of additional charges against President Joe Biden‘s son getting blocked.
It was in the 20th paragraph that IRS supervisory special agent Gary Shapley’s whistleblower testimony claimed that a mid-2022 bid by Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss to pursue charges in Washington, D.C., got rejected by the top federal prosecutor in the nation’s capital.
“A similar request to prosecutors in the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles, was also rejected, Mr. Shapley testified,” the report added in the 21st paragraph. “A second former I.R.S. official, who has not been identified, told House Republicans the same story. That episode was confirmed independently to The New York Times by a person with knowledge of the situation.”
Chuck Ross wrote in a tweet: “NYT buries in the 21st paragraph that it has an independent source who confirms the two IRS whistleblowers’ claim that David Weiss said he was blocked from bringing charges against Hunter Biden in California.”
“Of course they did,” responded the House Judiciary Committee GOP’s account.
“They buried the lede,” added Jason Foster, a former investigative counsel in the Senate who founded government watchdog group Empower Oversight. Tristan Leavitt, the president of Empower Oversight and a lawyer representing Shapely, responded with a pair of exclamation points.
“The best way to read stories in the NYT or [The Washington Post] is from the bottom up,” tweeted David Harsanyi, a senior editor at The Federalist.
The whistleblower’s claims are significant because they raise new questions about the Biden administration’s handling of the investigation. The investigation was launched in 2019, after Hunter Biden’s laptop was found to contain emails that showed him engaging in potentially shady business dealings in Ukraine and China.
They buried the lede. https://t.co/xZtWZcCEIw
— Jason Foster (@JsnFostr) June 27, 2023