IRS whistleblower's attorney calls for special counsel to investigate David Weiss

By Jen Krausz on
 December 10, 2023

Attorney for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, Tristan Leavitt, called on Friday for a special counsel investigation into David Weiss over the sweetheart plea deal he was initially ready to give Hunter Biden on tax and gun charges.

Leavitt said that Thursday's new indictment of Biden on three felony and six misdemeanor charges vindicates Shapley and fellow whistleblower Joseph Ziegler and “shows that that plea deal was nothing but a slap on the wrist.”

"Both he and Joseph Ziegler really took a huge risk in coming forward," Leavitt said. "They did it because, at the beginning of this year, it seemed like the case was dead, notwithstanding these very strong findings they brought forward."

He added:

The allegations that the whistleblowers brought forward weren’t just about Hunter Biden. That’s not why the whistleblowers came forward. It was because DOJ tried to cover all of this up. And so, David Weiss right now is a Special Counsel, but we still believe there needs to be a special counsel to investigate his office’s actions, because he’s the one that completely turned around after interacting with Biden administration officials and tried to brush this under the rug.

Leavitt makes a good point. If not for the judge presiding over the plea deal recognizing that it wasn't quite kosher, Hunter Biden could very well have immunity from any of these charges he's now facing.

It's clear that the DOJ including Weiss intended to sweep the egregious actions of Hunter Biden under the rug, probably to try to keep the president's nose clean, and they should be held accountable for this failure of the justice system to treat people equally and dispense actual justice.