On Monday, an attorney representing a whistleblower within the Biden administration informed Congress that the whistleblower, along with the entire investigative team assigned to the Hunter Biden probe at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), was removed from the case at the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
A letter sent to members of Congress 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.”
In a letter authored by attorney Mark Lytle, which was sent last month, several congressional committee chairs were provided with claims made by the aforementioned whistleblower regarding “political interference in the criminal investigation of a high-profile, politically connected individual.”
The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland reported that while the specific details the whistleblower aimed to present to the oversight committees were not included in the letter, unnamed sources allegedly confirmed that the criminal case in question pertained to Hunter Biden.
According to a report from Just the News, Hunter Biden has openly acknowledged being the subject of a criminal investigation for tax fraud since December 2020.
During his testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means on April 27, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel confidently asserted that there would be no reprisals against anyone who made allegations or reported concerns through the whistleblower hotline.
However, the reported action by the DOJ to remove the whistleblower and their team from the case seems to contradict Commissioner Werfel’s statement.
DOJ headlines from the past 2 days:
– The DOJ forced the IRS to shut down tax fraud probe into Hunter Biden.
– Durham finds that the FBI had zero verified intel to launch Trump-Russia probe.
– The FBI is now altering crime data to fit the Biden admin’s narrative.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 16, 2023
The IRS whistleblower, in their initial allegations, asserted that their testimony would contradict sworn statements made to Congress by a senior political appointee. They claimed to possess evidence of a failure to address evident conflicts of interest in the resolution of the case, as well as indications of preferential treatment and political influences impacting decisions and protocols.
According to sources familiar with the investigation, the whistleblower also disclosed information that at least two political appointees from the DOJ chose not to pursue tax indictment charges against Hunter Biden, going against recommendations from career investigators.
The initial letter from the whistleblower to congressional committee chairs raises doubts about claims made by Attorney General Merrick Garland. During a Senate committee hearing in March, when questioned by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) regarding the ability of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to pursue criminal charges against Hunter Biden in a different judicial district, Garland assured that Weiss would be empowered to conduct the investigation and bring the case in another jurisdiction if necessary.
The whistleblower’s letter challenges the credibility of these assurances and raises questions about the extent of Weiss’s authority in the matter.