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Report: AG Merrick Garland is the official who IRS whistleblower alleges lied to Congress about Hunter Biden probe
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Report: AG Merrick Garland is the official who IRS whistleblower alleges lied to Congress about Hunter Biden probe

The "senior political appointee" who an IRS whistleblower alleges lied to Congress about, presumably, the Hunter Biden investigation is reportedly Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The whistleblower is "a career IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent who has been overseeing the ongoing and sensitive investigation of a high-profile, controversial subject since early 2020," according to a letter that attorney Mark Lytle sent high-ranking members of Congress this week. That "controversial subject" is presumed to be Hunter Biden.

Among the information the whistleblower wants to provide to Congress are details about government interference that will allegedly "contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee."

The letter does not disclose the identity of that "senior political appointee." But numerous news outlets have reported that it is, in fact, Attorney General Garland.

The Washington Examiner reported:

A source familiar with the whistleblower letter confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Thursday that Garland is the unnamed senior Biden official whose testimony before Congress is being challenged.

The New York Post also reported that Garland is that official, while the New York Times said the "senior political appointee" phrase is "an apparent reference" to Garland.

It's not exactly clear what congressional testimony the letter is citing. Garland, however, has repeatedly insisted under oath that the White House and Justice Department are not interfering in the Hunter Biden investigation, which is being led by U.S. Attorney David Weiss. Just last month, Garland reaffirmed Weiss' independence under intense questioning from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.).

Still, it has been six months since the Washington Post revealed that prosecutors believe they have sufficient evidence to charge Hunter Biden with tax crimes and for allegedly lying on a federal form when purchasing a firearm. No charges have been filed.

Top law enforcement sources, meanwhile, have told NBC News that there is "growing frustration" inside the FBI because the agency and the IRS finished the majority of the Hunter Biden investigation a year or more ago, yet Weiss has not yet brought charges.

According to NBC News, four criminal charges are on the table: "two misdemeanor counts for failure to file taxes, a single felony count of tax evasion related to a business expense for one year of taxes, and the gun charge, also a potential felony."

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