On Monday, the IRS removed the investigative team who had overseen a multi-year probe into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax fraud. According to a whistleblower, the IRS was ordered to remove the team by the DOJ as retaliation for the whistleblower speaking with Congress about an IRS cover-up. The whistleblower’s attorneys informed Congress of the move in a letter, which reads:

“Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high-profile, controversial subject about which our client sought to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress. He was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice.”

“On April 27, 2023, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means. He testified: ‘I can say without any hesitation there will be no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or a call to a whistleblower hotline.’ However, this move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry.”

“Our client has a right to make disclosures to Congress … He is protected by 5 U.S.C. § 2302 from retaliatory personnel actions — including receiving a ‘significant change in duties, responsibilities, or working conditions’ (which this clearly is) because of his disclosures to Congress.

“Any attempt by any government official to prevent a federal employee from furnishing information to Congress is also a direct violation of longstanding appropriations restriction. Furthermore, 18 U.S.C. § 1505 makes it a crime to obstruct an investigation of Congress,”

“We respectfully request that you give this matter your prompt attention. Removing the experienced investigators who have worked this case for years and are now the subject-matter experts is exactly the sort of issue our client intended to blow the whistle on to begin with.”

The letter was written by lawyers Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt and as of yet, neither the IRS, Hunter Biden’s legal team, or the White House have responded for comment. Hunter Biden has been accused of skipping out on paying taxes for millions he made in foreign deals. The IRS investigation is one of many current criminal probes against the president’s son.

 

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