The IRS fired the entire group of investigators looking into Hunter Biden and a whistleblower included in the group accused the Biden administration of retaliating against his revelations.
In April, the whistleblower came forward to accuse the Biden administration of improperly obstructing the investigation into the president's son.
A letter from attorney Mark Lytle to members of Congress claimed that the whistleblower could provided disclosures proving various improper decisions by the Biden administration.
"Political considerations were having an impact on the decision for agents to make investigative steps in the case. And those political considerations are not normally a part of a career investigator's toolkit," Lytle said.
According to the New York Post, the IRS responded by firing the group that included the whistleblower on Monday.
“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," said attorneys to the whistleblower to Congress.
They also claimed that the whistleblower was told the decision was made at the behest of the Department of Justice.
The whistleblower has not said that the case involved was that into Hunter Biden, but congressional sourcesand the Wall Street Journal confirmed the claim.
IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testified to the House Committee on Ways and Means in April that there would be no retaliation against any whistleblower.
"However, this move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry,” said the whistleblower's attorneys to Congress.
“We respectfully request that you give this matter your prompt attention," they added. "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.”
Hunter Biden's taxes have been under investigation since 2018.
Here's more about the whistleblower accusations:
IRS agent requests whistleblower protections in Hunter Biden tax investigationwww.youtube.com
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