The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reportedly removed the entire investigative team from the ongoing tax-fraud probe involving Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
Attorneys representing a whistleblower within the tax agency have informed Congress that the team’s removal was allegedly carried out as an act of retaliation on the orders of the Justice Department, according to sources.
The move has raised concerns about potential obstruction of a congressional inquiry.
IRS Agent Whistleblower Discloses DOJ-Ordered Removal, Fueling Speculation Over High-Profile Investigation
In a letter obtained by the New York Post, attorneys Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt revealed that their client, an IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent, was notified of the removal, stating it was at the request of the Department of Justice.
The whistleblower, who has not directly identified Hunter Biden as the subject of the investigation, sought to make disclosures to Congress regarding the high-profile case.
Retaliation and Obstruction Allegations Arise
In an interview with the New York Post, attorney Mark Lytle expressed concern over the removal of the investigative team, contradicting previous assurances given by IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel.
“This move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry,” Lytle said, emphasizing the potential violation of the whistleblower’s rights.
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Prompt Attention Urged
The whistleblower’s legal team, in a direct quotation provided to the Post, respectfully urged prompt attention to the matter.
“Our client has a right to make disclosures to Congress. We respectfully request that you give this matter your prompt attention,” the whistleblower’s legal team stated, highlighting the importance of addressing the alleged retaliation and potential obstruction.
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Silence from IRS, Justice Department, and White House
Despite the New York Post’s request for comment, the IRS, the Justice Department, and the White House did not provide immediate statements, leaving the allegations and concerns unanswered.
Allegations of Preferential Treatment and False Testimony
Attorney Mark Lytle, in a previous interview with top members of Congress, disclosed his client’s knowledge of “preferential treatment” in the Hunter Biden case.
He further claimed that Attorney General Merrick Garland may have given false testimony to Congress regarding the tax-fraud investigation, which has been under the purview of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss since 2018.
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Whistleblower’s Actions Extended to Inspectors General
In an interview with the Post, attorney Tristan Leavitt highlighted the whistleblower’s comprehensive approach to addressing the alleged misconduct.
“The whistleblower has taken the matter to the inspectors general at the Justice and Treasury departments,” Leavitt stated, underscoring the seriousness of the concerns raised by their client.
Hunter Biden’s Acknowledgment of Investigation
While Hunter Biden has acknowledged being under investigation for possible tax fraud, he made this acknowledgment after his father won the 2020 election.
The high-profile nature of the case and its implications have drawn significant attention.
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