An attorney for a Biden administration whistleblower recently told Congress that his client’s “entire investigative team” tasked with working on the Hunter Biden investigation led by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), was removed from the case at the direction of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
“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,” a letter sent to Congress reads.
“He was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice,” the letter adds.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE: After the IRS whistleblower was given immunity the DOJ ordered the IRS to remove the entire IRS team investigating Hunter Biden's tax fraud case. The White House has complete control of the media narrative so it isn't bothering to even give the appearance… pic.twitter.com/IDsIbhReze
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Attorney Mark Lytle, representing the IRS whistleblower, sent an additional letter to several congressional committee chairs sharing claims from his client of “political interference in the criminal investigation of a high-profile, politically connected individual.”
Since December 2020, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has admitted to being under criminal investigation for tax fraud.
During his testimony in April 2023 before the House Committee on Ways and Means, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel claimed, “without hesitation,” that no person would be attacked for making an allegation or calling the agency’s whistleblower hotline.
The IRS whistleblower initially claimed that his testimony would “contradict sworn testimony by Congress by a senior political appointee,” likely referencing Werfel.
Individuals familiar with Hunter’s investigation told Just The News the whistleblower had disclosed evidence that “at least two Biden DOJ political appointees in U.S. attorneys’ offices have declined to seek a tax indictment against Hunter Biden despite career investigators’ recommendations to do so.”
The whistleblower’s original letter to Congress also questions several claims made by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
In March 2023, when pressed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) during a hearing regarding the ability of the federal prosecutor investigating Hunter, Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, to pursue criminal charges against Hunter in a different judicial district, Garland vowed that Weiss would be allowed to carry out his investigation.
“I promise to ensure that he’s able to carry out his investigation and that he’d be able to run it,” and that if Weiss “needs to bring [the case] in another jurisdiction, he will have full authority to do that,” Garland said.
Citing his client’s dismissal from Hunter’s investigation, Lytle is now asking Congress to give the matter its “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 reads.