The Washington Examiner reports that a second IRS whistleblower has alleged retaliation for expressing concerns that the Department of Justice wasn’t handling the investigation into Hunter Biden appropriately.
WLTReport previously reported that an IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent came forward and said “politics are ‘improperly infecting decisions’ in the investigation.”
According to multiple reports, the Department of Justice removed the IRS whistleblower and the “entire investigative team” from a tax fraud investigation into Hunter Biden.
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In a letter written to Congress, the whistleblower’s attorneys alleged it as a retaliatory act.
“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,” Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt wrote.
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The second IRS whistleblower allegedly was also removed from the Hunter Biden tax fraud investigation.
Attorneys for the first whistleblower reportedly obtained communications that the second whistleblower was threatened with “criminal conduct” allegations for raising concerns about the Hunter Biden case.
NEW: There’s a 2nd IRS whistleblower on the Hunter Biden case raising concerns about DOJ “acting inappropriately” who was then quickly threatened with possible criminal violation, as the 1st whistleblower gave new details on retaliation he & his team face.https://t.co/bYoBx9GyxL
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The Washington Examiner reports:
Both whistleblowers were removed from the federal investigation into possible Hunter Biden tax violations this month. Communications obtained by the first whistleblower’s lawyers show that the second whistleblower was threatened with allegations of criminal conduct after raising concerns about the handling of Hunter Biden’s case.
The lawyers for the initial IRS whistleblower, Tristan Leavitt and Mark Lytle, the president of Empower Oversight and a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, respectively, fired off a new letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel on Saturday in which they outlined the alleged retaliation.
“Our client learned that one of the agents he supervises — the case agent on the case our client is blowing the whistle on — sent you an email” on Thursday in which the IRS case agent raised concerns about the Hunter Biden investigation, the lawyers wrote in a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner from congressional sources. But IRS leadership quickly responded “with accusations of criminal conduct and warnings to other agents in an apparent attempt to intimidate into silence anyone who might raise similar concerns.”
The IRS must desist from “intimidating,” the lawyers wrote, “lest they chill the disclosures of other IRS whistleblowers who may wish to come forward.”
The revelations are the latest claims of wrongdoing into how the federal government is handling the allegations of possible tax fraud that Hunter Biden first revealed in 2020 immediately after his father won the White House.
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Just the News noted that an IRS whistleblower letter claimed Justice Department interference in the Hunter Biden case has lasted for years.
An IRS agent working with federal prosecutors and investigators on the Hunter Biden tax probe is alleging the agency ignored his team’s warnings about years of improprieties by Justice Department officials supervising the case.
The allegation appeared in a May 18 letter the agent sent to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, and it was made public Monday evening as part of a whistleblower package his supervisor sent Congress and the Office of Special Counsel, the government’s official whistleblower protection agency.
Last week, attorneys for an IRS supervisory special agent (SSA) informed Congress that the DOJ had removed their client and his entire team from the investigation in what they deemed an act of retaliation.
The SSA came forward in late April, alleging that federal prosecutors had engaged in “preferential treatment and politics” to prevent charges from being filed against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. The whistleblower further alleged that his entire team had been sidelined after he made protected disclosures.
He also asserted that Biden appointees had limited the ability of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to pursue charges against his son by refusing to grant Weiss permission do so within their jurisdictions.
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