Contemporaneous notes handwritten by IRS supervisory special agent Gary Shapley during an Oct. 7, 2022, meeting about the tax fraud investigation of first son Hunter Biden indicate Delaware US Attorney David Weiss said he was “not the deciding person” in bringing criminal charges.
The notes were released Wednesday by Shapley’s lawyers following a transcribed Sept. 7 House Judiciary Committee interview of Baltimore FBI Special Agent in Charge Tom Sobocinski, who attended the meeting and told the panel that he couldn’t recall the exchange.
“Weiss stated — He is not the deciding person,” the handwritten notes from Shapley say.
The document was released one day after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) launched an impeachment inquiry into President Biden’s alleged role in his son Hunter and brother James Biden’s foreign business dealings.
“Mr. Sobocinski was one of seven attendees in the October 7, 2022 meeting,” wrote Shapley’s lawyers Tristan Leavitt and Mark Lytle in a letter accompanying the release of the handwritten notes, which contained redactions made by the tax-focused House Ways and Means Committee.