An IRS supervisory agent claims the Biden administration is obstructing the investigation into Hunter Biden and is seeking whistleblower protections.
The whistleblower, according to a letter that attorney Mark Lytle sent nine high-ranking members of Congress, 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."
That "high-profile, controversial subject" is Hunter Biden, the Wall Street Journal reported.
According to the letter, the whistleblower's disclosures would:
- "contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee,"
- "involve failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case,"
- and "detail examples of preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected."
The letter goes on to say, "Despite serious risks of retaliation, my client is offering to provide you with information necessary to exercise your constitutional oversight function and wishes to make the disclosures in a nonpartisan manner to the leadership of the relevant committees on both sides of the political aisle."
Hunter Biden is reportedly under investigation for tax-related crimes and for allegedly making a false statement on a federal form when purchasing a firearm.
Last October, the Washington Post reported that federal investigators believe they have sufficient evidence to criminally charge Hunter Biden. But U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who is leading the investigation, has not yet brought any charges.
In an interview with CBS News, Lytle said his client believes he has documented proof that Hunter Biden's case is being treated differently from other similar cases.
"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 explained.
In a statement, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R) said the whistleblower's accusations are more proof of the Biden administration's obstruction.
"It's deeply concerning that the Biden Administration may be obstructing justice by blocking efforts to charge Hunter Biden for tax violations," he said.
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