IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley said the leadership of the DOJ’s criminal investigation of Hunter Biden for alleged tax and gun violations prevented subordinates from investigating “the big guy.”
Speaking with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Shapley said one of the biggest challenges of investigating Hunter Biden was the inability to ask about the “big guy,” an alias that whistleblower Tony Bobulinski originally revealed as Joe Biden from his dealings between the Bidens and a Chinese entity.
“The crux of one of the issues here is that we weren’t allowed to ask questions about to add. We weren’t allowed to ask about the ‘big guy,’” he said. “We weren’t allowed to include certain names and document requests and search warrants. So we were precluded from following that line of questioning.”
“We were conducting investigation of Hunter Biden, and we were trying to follow the normal process,” he added. “There are definitely hindrances that I’ve never seen before in my 14 years concerning this investigation that didn’t allow us to follow through on investigation of any other individual to include President Biden.”
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley said it’s a “misnomer” to claim Hunter Biden paid off his taxes and that there is still outstanding tax from 2018 that will never be recovered. https://t.co/Eui6UkpXQk
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 29, 2023
In June, Republican lawmakers confirmed Joe Biden is the so-called “big guy” upon reviewing an FBI informant file. Their review concluded that Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, allegedly referred to Joe Biden as the “big guy.”
According to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the document said Zlochevsky, who allegedly bribed Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, kept 17 audio recordings of his conversations of them as an “insurance policy.”
“Why did the Ukraine FBI informant file refer to you as the ‘big guy’, President Biden? Why is that term continuously applied?” a New York Post reporter asked Biden.
“Why do you ask such a dumb question?” he replied.
"Why did the Ukraine-FBI informant file refer to you as 'the Big Guy'?" a reporter asked Joe Biden Thursday. The president snapped back, "Why'd you ask such a dumb question?" pic.twitter.com/WJL1C5VFrY
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 15, 2023
Joe Biden also dismissed a question about the alleged audio tapes by turning, grinning, and slowly shaking his head while walking away. Another time, Joe Biden mockingly called the allegation of a bribe “malarkey” when a reporter raised the issue.
“Where is the money?” he jokingly responded. “I’m joking.”
According to a recent poll, 52 percent of voters believe the Biden family received payments from foreign nationals to influence policy, while just 31 percent said no. Another 15 percent were unsure.
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley: "We weren't allowed to ask about the 'Big Guy'" pic.twitter.com/SIBaa7LP3S
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2023