In a new report, the New York Times quietly admitted that one of their sources confirmed the veracity of the IRS whistleblower’s allegations that the federal investigation into Hunter Biden was suppressed — though the far-left outlet attempted to bury this confirmation deep in their report.
According to Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross, the New York Times waited until 20 paragraphs into their story before admitting that their source had added credibility to claims from IRS supervisory special agent-turned-whistleblower Gary Shapley that additional charges against Hunter Biden were blocked.
“NYT buries in the 21st paragraph that it has an independent source who confirms the two IRS whistleblowers’ claim that David Weiss said he was blocked from bringing charges against Hunter Biden in California,” Ross tweeted.
NYT buries in the 21st paragraph that it has an independent source who confirms the two IRS whistleblowers' claim that David Weiss said he was blocked from bringing charges against Hunter Biden in California. https://t.co/nH55AVQAJq pic.twitter.com/wSPKT4aiMG
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 27, 2023
In the 20th paragraph of their report, the New York Times explained that Shapley’s testimony claimed that an attempt by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to pursue charges against Hunter Biden in Washington, D.C., in mid-2022 was rejected by the top federal prosecutor.
“A similar request to prosecutors in the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles, was also rejected, Mr. Shapley testified,” the report continued in the 21st paragraph. “A second former I.R.S. official, who has not been identified, told House Republicans the same story. That episode was confirmed independently to The New York Times by a person with knowledge of the situation.”
The confirmation from the New York Times source comes after Attorney General Merrick Garland repeatedly denied that any political interference occurred during the investigation — despite the fact that Hunter Biden was given a sweetheart plea deal for tax and gun crimes that any other American would be imprisoned for.
On the same day we find out Trump’s criminal trial has been fast-tracked to just 8 weeks from today we also find out Hunter Biden has been given a plea deal for the entire laptop
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 20, 2023
Conservatives blasted the New York Times on Twitter for attempting to hide important information from the public.
“They buried the lede,” wrote Jason Foster, former Chief Investigative Counsel for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and founder of government watchdog group Empower Oversight.
They buried the lede. https://t.co/xZtWZcCEIw
— Jason Foster (@JsnFostr) June 27, 2023
“Of course they did,” the House Judiciary Committee GOP’s official Twitter account wrote in response to Ross.
Of course they did. https://t.co/rKrQpQzbT0
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) June 27, 2023
“The best way to read stories in the NYT or [The Washington Post] is from the bottom up,” replied David Harsanyi, a senior editor at The Federalist.
The best way to read stories in the NYT or Wapo is from the bottom up. https://t.co/uOyV6GBpFw
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 27, 2023