Press Release
July 28, 2023

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 pardon-by-plea arrangement with the President’s son, leading Americans to question the fairness of the tax and Justice systems—but the judge put a pause on the proceedings. 

“The process has not been transparent, with a key portion of the written agreements withheld from the court until the last minute and only available to the public now thanks to the news media. 

“For months the Biden attorneys have hurled bogus accusations to threaten and intimidate the patriotic agents who exposed the double standard in this case.  In the aftermath of a failed plea agreement, they continue to take out their frustrations on others, repeating vague and baseless claims to the court about information disclosed by the whistleblowers.  Yet they fail each time to point to anything specific. We trust that facts have a way of rising above the noise. 

“Now that the agreement and statement of facts are public, we will continue to work to help whistleblowers properly and legally submit supplemental information to Congress that will provide a more accurate and complete picture of the facts than the version submitted to the court by the Biden attorneys and the government in connection with yesterday’s plea hearing.”