According to recent reports, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent involved in the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden has come forward with some serious allegations. Lawyers representing the IRS agent informed Congress that their client, a criminal supervisory special agent, has been removed, along with the entire investigative team, from the high-profile and controversial investigation. They claim that this action was taken as a possible act of retaliation for their client’s intention to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress.
The lawyers further revealed that their client was informed that the change was made at the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ). This move has raised concerns about the potential obstruction of a congressional inquiry and has prompted an investigation into the matter. The IRS agent’s legal team argues that the removal is clearly retaliatory and goes against the IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel’s previous assurance of “no retaliation” against whistleblowers.
This investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, tax affairs, and more has been ongoing for several years, involving both the FBI and the IRS. Sources indicate that potential charges related to tax and gun-related crimes may soon follow. It is important to note that Hunter Biden and his legal team maintain his innocence, with Hunter expressing his expectation of being cleared of any wrongdoing. President Joe Biden has also voiced his support for his son, stating that he believes Hunter has “done nothing wrong.”
The IRS agent involved in this case, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed, reached out to top lawmakers last month, seeking protected whistleblower status in order to make disclosures about the investigation. Meetings were subsequently held between the IRS agent’s lawyers and congressional investigators, laying the groundwork for a potential formal disclosure in the future. The agent’s legal team claims to have supporting evidence, including emails and other communications, to back up their client’s disclosures.
Attorney General Merrick Garland, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated that he has pledged not to interfere with the investigation. When questioned about the IRS whistleblower during a recent news conference, Garland reiterated his commitment to that pledge and referred to the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, David Weiss, as the official in charge of the case.
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Chris Clark, commented on the IRS official’s actions, suggesting that they may have committed a crime by improperly disclosing information about an ongoing tax investigation. However, the IRS agent’s lawyers are standing by their client, emphasizing their intention, to tell the truth despite the potential backlash.
In their letter to lawmakers, the IRS agent’s legal team highlighted sections of the U.S. Code that prohibit blocking or retaliating against officials seeking to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress. They called for prompt attention to the matter, emphasizing the removal of experienced investigators from the case, which contradicts the agent’s original intention to blow the whistle on such issues.
SHOCK: Biden’s DOJ has removed the entire IRS team investigating Hunter Biden’s tax fraud case. In doing so the IRS also removed the whistleblower in retaliation obstructing the congressional investigation.
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