A bombshell charge was dropped Monday when the lawyers for a Biden administration whistleblower revealed to Congress that the entire IRS investigative unit working the Hunter Biden case was dismissed.
Not only were those with knowledge and experience of the scandal relieved of their duties, it was done at the request of the Department of Justice.
A letter forwarded to congressional leaders exposed that the IRS whistleblower and his team were removed from the “ongoing and sensitive investigation.” It referenced the “high-profile, controversial subject” about whom the disclosures to Congress were made.
The letter, written by attorneys Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt, also declared that the whistleblower was told the request came from the DOJ.
Whoa — DOJ retaliated against Biden whistleblower, who says: IRS Removed My ‘Entire Investigative Team’ On The Hunter Biden Tax Probe At DOJ’s Request https://t.co/7P7NVxTcDb
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 16, 2023
Despite the whistleblower not publicly identifying Hunter Biden as the target of the probe, congressional sources confirmed that he was indeed the focus. The person revealing the information had supervised the investigation into the first son since 2020.
It was just last month when IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told the House Ways and Means Committee that “there will be no retaliation” over the exposure of controversy within the Hunter Biden inquiry.
The lawyers, however, see it otherwise. They called the dismissal “clearly retaliatory” and possibly an “obstruction of a congressional inquiry.”
Lytle and Leavitt wrote that their client is protected by law from blowback for his revelations to Congress. Specifically, he must not suffer a “significant change in duties, responsibilities, or working conditions” due to his disclosures.
Furthermore, it is a criminal act to impede a congressional investigation.
The letter asserted that taking the seasoned investigators off of the case after they have become experts is precisely the type of activity that the whistleblower came forward to prevent.
The younger Biden is being probed — perhaps reluctantly — for dodging taxes on millions from predominantly foreign entities.
It was revealed last month that the IRS source came forward to expose “preferential treatment” being afforded in the Hunter Biden tax case. The whistleblower also accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of giving false testimony to Congress over the investigation into the first son.
It was only a week later when Hunter Biden’s lawyers sat with Justice Department officials. Many believed it was an indication that a charging decision may come soon.