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IRS whistleblower Shapley said he ‘could no longer pursue’ Hunter Biden sugar brother Kevin Morris due to CIA

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According to an affidavit released Wednesday, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley said he was told he “can no longer pursue” Hunter Biden’s “sugar brother,” Kevin Morris, as a witness because of information provided to him by the CIA.

Fox News Digital first reported earlier this year that a whistleblower claimed the CIA “sabotaged” an IRS interview with Mr. Morris, who provided millions of dollars to pay his eldest son’s taxes. These whistleblowers said the CIA “intervened to halt the interview” with Morris in August 2021.

The CIA told Fox News Digital that these allegations are false.

Shapley’s affidavit released Wednesday further highlighted the CIA’s alleged interference in the attempted interview with Morris.

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“In approximately August 2021, there was an ongoing discussion within the prosecutorial team in the Hunter Biden investigation regarding the witnesses that needed to be interviewed to advance the investigation,” Shapley said in the affidavit.

Shapley said Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Wolf told the team that she and Department of Justice tax attorney Jack Morgan had “recently returned from the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where they had been summoned to discuss Kevin Morris.”

“Mr. Wolf stated that he was provided with confidential information regarding Mr. Morris, which prevented him from pursuing him as a witness,” Mr. Shapley said.

Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, flanked by Kevin Morris (left) and Abby Lowell (right), attends a House Oversight Committee meeting in Washington, DC, January 10, 2024. Mr. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

“Investigators interviewed AUSA Wolf, but she did not elaborate on any further information because her interview was classified and she appeared to have sanitized it into an unclassified format to share on the public phone line,” Shapley said, adding that Wolf “repeatedly stated that they had been summoned to the CIA in Langley regarding Morris, and that because of the information provided there, Morris was not able to be a witness in the investigation.”

Shapley recalled that Wolf “proudly referenced a CIA mug and said he purchased a CIA ‘souvenir’ in the gift shop during his stay at the agency.”

Shapley said: “How did the CIA know that Morris was a potential witness in the Hunter Biden investigation, and why agents were not informed of the meeting in advance and were not invited to participate.” It’s unclear whether that’s the case,” Shapley said. “For prosecutors to exclude investigators from such substantive meetings is a departure from the normal investigative process.”

The CIA told Fox News Digital last month that allegations that it had interfered with an interview with Morris were “false.”

“The CIA has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of any connections or communications, and has not impeded or attempted to impede the IRS or Department of Justice from conducting such interviews,” James Catella, the CIA’s director of congressional affairs, said in a letter to Jordan and Comer. “The allegations are false.”

As a general matter, the CIA said, “Without specifically addressing the matter you inquired about, the CIA assists the Department of Justice in providing access to national security information in the context of investigations and prosecutions in a variety of situations.”

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“For example, the CIA works with the Department of Justice to help prosecutors understand national security information that may arise during the course of their investigations and evaluate their discovery obligations,” Catella wrote.

United States Central Intelligence Agency

A CIA spokesperson previously denied that the IRS had blocked Hunter Biden’s friend Kevin Morris from being questioned. (Reuters)

“The CIA will cooperate with our law enforcement partners and will not interfere with U.S. law enforcement investigations or prosecutions,” he continued. “To the extent that your letter requests information regarding an ongoing federal law enforcement investigation or prosecution, the responsible agency is the Department of Justice.”

Morris It loaned Hunter Biden about $6.5 million, more than $1 million more than originally estimated.

Morris, who was subpoenaed to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry, said he loaned Hunter Biden at least $5 million and started paying his taxes. Mr. Morris and his lawyer made the estimate during the interview, sources told Fox News, and promised to release the exact amount lent to his eldest son in due course. The lawyer went on to point out that Morris had lent Hunter Biden an additional $1.6 million.

Morris gave Hunter Biden a loan of approximately $1.4 million on Oct. 13, 2021. According to the letter, Hunter Biden was to pay $500,000 by Oct. 1, 2026, and the remaining $417,634, plus interest, by Oct. 1, 2027.

Days later, Morris loaned Hunter Biden $2.6 million and told him to pay it back by October 1, 2029. Morris’ attorney said the loan was “used to pay other debts, including Mr. Biden’s tax debt to the IRS.”

Hunter and his lawyer

Hunter Biden (center) with his attorneys Abby Lowell (right) and Kevin Morris (left) (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc, via Getty Images)

On October 17, 2022, Morris loaned Hunter Biden $640,355 to be repaid by October 15, 2027. In December 2022, Morris loaned Hunter Biden $685,813.99 to be repaid by October 15, 2027.

One year later, on December 29, 2023, Morris loaned Hunter approximately $1.2 million, to be repaid by October 15, 2028, with interest paid in full by October 2029.

Special Counsel David Weiss indicted Hunter Biden on nine federal tax charges, including three felonies and six misdemeanors. $1.4 million in unpaid taxes Something that has been paid since then.

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Weiss charged Hunter in December, alleging a “four-year scheme” in which the president’s son did not pay federal income taxes from January 2017 through October 2020 and also filed false tax returns.

Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

A tax trial for the eldest son is scheduled for September 5th.

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