During a recent episode of Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Tristan Leavitt, representing IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, shared insights on the implications of Hunter Biden’s recent indictment. Leavitt emphasized that this development is a significant validation for Shapley and Ziegler, who had earlier faced skepticism regarding their claims.
Leavitt explained that Shapley and Ziegler took considerable risks to bring forward crucial information at a time when it seemed the case against Hunter Biden had lost momentum. Their actions, initially doubted by many, especially following the announcement of a plea deal by the Justice Department, are now seen in a different light. According to Leavitt, the indictment of Hunter Biden clearly demonstrates that the previous plea deal was inadequate, merely a “slap on the wrist.”
Moreover, Leavitt highlighted that the whistleblowers’ concerns extended beyond Hunter Biden. Their primary worry was about the Department of Justice’s alleged efforts to obscure the findings, suggesting a cover-up. He argued that this situation warrants further investigation into the actions of the office of special counsel David Weiss.
Leavitt called for the appointment of a separate special counsel to investigate the conduct of Weiss’s office. He pointed out that Weiss, currently serving as a special counsel, seemingly changed his approach after engaging with Biden administration officials, leading to accusations of trying to “brush this under the rug.”
This call for additional investigation underscores the complexities surrounding the case and the need for thorough scrutiny of the actions of not just individuals involved in the allegations but also those responsible for overseeing the investigation.