The attorney for IRS investigator-turned-whistleblower Gary Shapley responded Thursday to criticisms from Hunter Biden’s counsel after he appeared to call Shapley a “disgruntled agent” and one of many Biden critics with an “obsession” for attacking the first family.
Mark Lytle faulted the Washington Post’s coverage of Abbe Lowell’s recent letter to Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., that laid out his criticisms – and denounced the first son’s attorney himself.
Lowell, whom the Post once called a “defender of Democrats in trouble,” has represented high-profile clients for decades, including Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., following the disappearance of Chandra Levy, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., during his bribery case — as well as some Republicans like Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner during the Mueller probe.
On “The Story,” anchor Trace Gallagher told Lytle that Lowell characterized the timing on the part of his client and Smith’s committee as suspicious, and alleged that the committee is acting in bad faith.
Lytle dismissed the characterizations, saying he and Shapley had to take time to navigate taxpayer secrecy laws, review legal opinions and other concerns and called Lowell’s timing “really suspect.”
“These attacks are meritless, baseless, and we’re watching to defend our client and we wish the press wouldn’t cover these attacks when they’re baseless, and they know they’re baseless,” he said.
“Shapley was not a source for you on that story, or any other story for that matter. It would be nice if you would publicly affirm that truth…” the letter read in-part.
A Washington Post representative separately told Fox News Digital on Wednesday they “don’t comment on [their] sourcing.”