New IRS Whistleblower Alleges Unfair Treatment and Retaliation in Hunter Biden Tax Probe
In a recent development surrounding the criminal tax investigation involving Hunter Biden, a new IRS whistleblower has come forward, claiming that the Department of Justice (DOJ) passed him over for a promotion and removed him from the investigation. The whistleblower, whose identity remains undisclosed, states that he was dismissed last week without any explanation, despite working on the Hunter Biden case since 2018. Documents obtained by DailyMail.com and sent to congressional leaders on Monday shed light on these allegations.
This marks the second whistleblower to emerge in the past few days, shedding light on concerns and experiences related to the ongoing investigation. Last week, the whistleblower informed Congress about facing backlash and alleged unfair retaliatory treatment after coming forward as a whistleblower. The individual sent an email on Thursday to senior IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and other officials, raising concerns about inappropriate actions by the Department of Justice in handling the investigation into President Biden’s son.
These revelations follow the removal of the entire investigative team involved in probing Hunter Biden’s tax returns by the Department of Justice, as claimed by attorneys representing an initial supervisory whistleblower. According to the attorneys, this removal occurred as retaliation against a whistleblower who had previously accused colleagues of covering up financial crimes involving the president’s son.
In a letter addressed to the chairs of various House and Senate committees on Monday, the whistleblower’s lawyers, Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt, state that Washington has failed to take appropriate action to protect their client and other IRS employees from further reprisal. They further mention that the case agent, who supervised the whistleblower, also sent a protected disclosure to IRS Commissioner Werfel, highlighting concerns about the removal of the investigative team before the case had been resolved. The lawyers have officially filed a “prohibited personnel practice complaint” with the Office of Special Counsel.
When approached for comment, the DOJ declined to provide a statement regarding the whistleblower accusations. It is worth noting that the initial supervisory agent lodged the complaint after IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel assured Congress in late April that there would be no retaliation against whistleblowers. Lawyers Lytle and Leavitt addressed a direct letter to Commissioner Werfel over the weekend, demanding an explanation for the unwarranted terminations and expressing concerns about potential obstruction of a congressional inquiry.
As the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax matters continues, the decision regarding potential charges is still pending. The probe focuses on allegations of tax fraud, money laundering, and providing false information to purchase a firearm by the consultant. FBI sources reportedly express growing frustration over the delay in bringing charges by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss, who oversees the case. The White House has consistently denied any interference in the matter.
Notably, Republican lawmakers are currently conducting an inquiry into the financial activities of ten family members of President Biden, who allegedly received over $10 million from foreign nationals during his tenure as Obama’s deputy. These family members include Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, widow, current wife, brother, and grandchildren, among others. The lawmakers suggest that these individuals offered no legitimate business services and instead leveraged their connections for personal gain.
In the midst of these investigations and allegations, Hunter Biden’s finances have come under scrutiny. His art career, where he seeks substantial sums for his artwork, and his involvement with a Ukrainian energy company have raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest and influence-peddling. Hunter is also facing legal battles, including a paternity case and an ongoing child support lawsuit. The revelations from his laptop, including explicit photos and a webcam video, have added further fuel to the controversies surrounding him.
As the situation unfolds, the IRS whistleblower’s disclosures have cast a spotlight on mistreatment and retaliation in the Hunter Biden tax probe. The allegations require prompt attention and resolution to ensure the protection of whistleblowers and the integrity of the investigation. The whistleblower’s lawyers assert that any attempt by government officials to obstruct a federal employee from providing information to Congress is a direct violation of the law.
The accusations and revelations surrounding the IRS whistleblower’s claims add another layer of complexity to the ongoing scrutiny of Hunter Biden’s business dealings and potential financial improprieties. As the investigation unfolds, the public and lawmakers alike await further developments and decisions regarding potential charges.
It remains to be seen how these allegations and the removal of the investigative team will impact the progress and outcome of the Hunter Biden tax probe. The implications extend beyond the individual case, raising broader questions about transparency, accountability, and the protection of whistleblowers within the IRS and other government agencies.