Whistleblower Accuses DOJ Of Influencing Hunter Biden Tax Probe
In the wake of leaked material found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, President Joe Biden’s son acknowledged that he was facing a federal investigation into his “tax affairs.”
As he asserted in late 2020, the younger Biden remained “confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that [he] handled [his] affairs legally and appropriately.”
More than two years later, however, the IRS probe appears to have reached a standstill and, according to one whistleblower, prosecutors are pressuring the agency to essentially give Biden a pass.
Attorney Mark Lytle sent a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on behalf of the whistleblower. While it does not directly refer to the Biden case, subsequent reports confirm that the concerns it raises are related to that investigation.
Specifically, the letter cited “preferential treatment and politics” that the whistleblower had witnessed on the part of the Justice Department in connection with the case.
“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 non-partisan manner to the leadership of the relevant committees on both sides of the political aisle,” Lytle added.
The allegations prompted a rapid response from House Republicans including Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), who raised the possibility that the Biden administration might be guilty of obstructing justice.
“It’s deeply concerning that the Biden Administration may be obstructing justice by blocking efforts to charge Hunter Biden for tax violations,” he added, noting that his panel “has been following the Bidens’ tangled web of complex corporate and financial records.”
Lytle went on to write that his client has “refrained from sharing certain information” out of an abundance of caution, which is why he is calling on lawmakers to investigate the situation further.
“Thus, I respectfully request that your committees work with me to facilitate sharing this information with Congress legally and with the fully informed advice of counsel,” he concluded. “With the appropriate legal protections and in the appropriate setting, I would be happy to meet with you and provide a more detailed proffer of the testimony my client could provide to Congress.”