“It is my understanding that the House Committee on Ways and Means (‘Committee’) has now made public the transcript of my May 26, 2023 interview with both its Majority and Minority Staff concerning my supervision of the investigation into Hunter Biden.
“As I have always stated, my goal of coming forward as a whistleblower was to shine a light on conduct that I believed was improper and outside the norm of what I have come to know during my 14 years of experience as an IRS Criminal Investigation Agent. I provided documents and testimony. This has never been about obtaining a specific result. Coming forward has subjected me to intense scrutiny that I would never wish upon any person trying to report wrongdoing. For me this has been about the choice between remaining silent and regretting it for the rest of my life vs. stepping forward and doing what my conscience told me was the right thing to do.
“Now that the Committee has taken the step of releasing my transcript, I believe Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate should come together to examine these facts by interviewing other witnesses and reviewing documents to fully understand what happened during this five-year long investigation. I fulfilled my oath of office by participating in this process, following the rules, and telling the truth to the best of my ability—despite the risks. I offer my cooperation moving forward to ensure similar preferential treatment is not repeated by the Department of Justice or the Internal Revenue Service.” – Gary Shapley
“We are proud to have represented Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley as he came forward with this important information about the government investigation into Hunter Biden. Congress has provided a path for whistleblowers to disclose evidence that they believe involves possible misconduct, maladministration, or taxpayer abuse. Brave men and women who do so under potential threats of retaliation or retribution deserve to be and are protected under the law. We will steadfastly stand by Agent Shapley throughout this process.” – Mark D. Lytle, Nixon Peabody LLP & Jason Foster and Tristan Leavitt, Empower Oversight