IRS removes ‘entire investigative team’ in Hunter Biden probe on orders from DOJ

Following an IRS whistleblower coming forward with allegations that the federal tax force meddled in potential charges against Hunter Biden, the agency has suddenly and shockingly dropped the “entire investigative team” looking into the first son’s corrupt business dealings, according to a report.

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The IRS reportedly made the move on Monday in connection to its long-running tax fraud probe after the whistleblower who had worked at the agency for more than ten years asked for protection as he readied to testify in front of Congress, alleging a coverup in the Hunter Biden case, according to the New York Post.

The Justice Department allegedly ordered the removal of the team according to the whistleblower’s attorneys who informed congressional leaders of the move in a letter.

“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,” attorneys Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt, who are with Empower Oversight and Nixon Peabody LLP, wrote.

The whistleblower, who is still unnamed, has supervised the Hunter Biden probe since early 2020. Congressional sources confirmed that the case is being pigeonholed by the IRS.

“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,” the whistleblower’s attorneys stated in a letter.

“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,” Lytle and Leavitt asserted.

“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 attorneys charged.

Hunter Biden has been the subject of a three-year-long investigation for not paying taxes on millions of dollars of income that primarily originated from foreign sources.

The investigative team including the whistleblower was given the boot at approximately the same time as the Justice Department released the 300-page Durham report detailing bias in the FBI’s investigation of former President Trump’s alleged links to Russia.

According to the New York Post, “The IRS whistleblower emerged last month when Lytle informed Congress that his client wanted to share information about ‘preferential treatment’ in the Hunter Biden case and alleged false testimony to Congress by Attorney General Merrick Garland, who repeatedly assured lawmakers that Delaware US Attorney David Weiss can unilaterally make charging decisions in the investigation.”

The informant has previously made disclosures to inspectors general at the Justice and Treasury departments concerning Hunter Biden’s case.

One week after the whistleblower came forward, Hunter Biden’s attorneys met with Justice Department leaders ostensibly signaling that a charging decision might be forthcoming in the tax fraud investigation.

The investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings was looking into whether he laundered money, violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and lied about his drug use on a gun-purchase form.

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