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VA Nominee Finds Troubles Growing as Nomination Comes to Vote in Senate Today

WASHINGTON – Pressure is growing on the nominee to help lead the Department of Veterans Affairs as veterans groups turn up the heat on Congress. Despite the scheduled vote today, Tanya Bradsher, the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, continues to sidestep questions posed by veterans groups after whistleblowers reported to

Empower Oversight: Hunter Biden Attorneys’ Letter Lobbying the Biden Justice Department to Prosecute IRS Whistleblowers Should be Public

WASHINGTON – Empower Oversight (Empower) has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for communications initiated by attorneys for Hunter Biden to the Department of Justice asking the department to investigate IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley. Shapley made protected whistleblower disclosures to the U.S. House of Representatives about the handling and prosecution of Hunter

Shapley Attorneys React to NY Times

Attorneys for Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley made the following comment in response to the New York Times story about the events that transpired in the Hunter Biden case. “SSA Shapley came forward for nothing more than to do the right thing and tell truth. Everything we have learned since he came forward has only

Shapley Legal Team Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel David Weiss

WASHINGTON — IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley’s legal team issued the following statement today in reaction to the appointment of David Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter Biden matter: “The courageous IRS whistleblowers who risked their careers to inform the American people about problems with the Hunter Biden investigation have been subjected to

Empower Oversight Advisor Releases New Book on Operation Fast & Furious Scandal   

WASHINGTON —  Empower Oversight whistleblower advisor and retired ATF Agent Pete Forcelli has written a new book providing his own detailed accounting of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal and the consequences that plagued the ATF for years afterward.   When Forcelli was promoted to a supervisory position in Phoenix after a highly respected career in New York City,

Empower Oversight Litigation Forces SEC to Release Additional Documents on Cryptocurrency Conflicts

WASHINGTON — Following two years of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has now turned over new documents in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from Empower Oversight related to possible conflicts of interest in its cryptocurrency enforcement decisions. The latest batch of documents follows a May FOIA lawsuit brought

Empower Oversight Statement on Bogus Accusations Aimed at Whistleblowers after Failed Plea Agreement

WASHINGTON — Tristan Leavitt, President of Empower Oversight and co-counsel for IRS Whistleblower Gary Shapley, released the following statement after Hunter Biden’s plea hearing and the Biden attorneys continued bogus accusations aimed at those who blew the whistle on the preferential treatment received by the president’s son.  “Yesterday, the Justice Department nearly entered an unprecedented backdoor

Shapley Legal Team Reacts to New Weiss Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — The attorneys for IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley made the following statement regarding a new letter from U.S. Attorney David Weiss to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “U.S. Attorney David Weiss’s story continues to change. As a practical matter, it makes no difference whether Weiss requested special counsel or special attorney authority. Under no

Statement from Gary Shapley’s Legal Team on Biden Lawyer’s Letter to Congress Attacking a Whistleblower

WASHINGTON — The following was issued today from the legal team of IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley in reaction to the letter from Hunter Biden’s attorney to the House Ways and Means Committee: “Biden family lawyers have resorted to intimidation before—reportedly threatening federal prosecutors with “career suicide” if they charged Hunter Biden—so this attempt to intimidate