Hunter Biden’s legal team is suing the IRS over the release of sensitive information related to the investigation into the First Son. The legal action follows high-profile whistleblower testimony before Congress which implied possible interference in the investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Hunter Biden’s legal team accused the agency of improperly handling information related to its investigation. The allegations are tied directly to the IRS whistleblower testimony. The younger Biden’s attorneys believe that their testimony before Congress was improperly disclosed.
“This assault on Mr. Biden’s rights involved the public disclosure of his confidential tax information during more than 20 nationally televised and non-congressionally sanctioned interviews and numerous public statements,” said Hunter Biden’s attorneys.
Included in the improper relay of information were “detailed allegations regarding the specific tax years under investigation, the amounts of deductions, the nature of those deductions and allegations of liability regarding specific tax years and the amount thereof, that could only be known to them based on a review of the physical tax returns themselves.”
Further information related to the probe was released to the public by the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this year. IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel further stated that IRS whistleblowers could make such testimony before Congress.
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley described to the House Oversight Committee concerns about potential issues in the DOJ’s investigation of the president’s son. Shapley said that U.S. Attorney David Weiss sought to charge Hunter Biden in two different jurisdictions but was blocked by the U.S. Attorneys overseeing those locations.
Hunter Biden suing the IRS because its career law enforcement officers felt compelled to blow the whistle on the kid-glove treatment his very expensive lawyers managed to get for him is peak White House privilege in action. https://t.co/0Yp7MQIY2Z
— Jason Foster (@JsnFostr) September 18, 2023
If true, it would seemingly contradict several statements by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who said that the DOJ did not interfere in the investigation and that Weiss had sole discretion on whether or not to press charges.
Following the initial testimony, a planned plea bargain for the president’s son fell apart. Hunter Biden was set to plead guilty to several firearms and tax-related misdemeanor charges in a deal that would have likely spared him jail time.
However, following the collapse of the deal, Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel in the case, which drew considerable criticism from congressional Republicans. Hunter Biden was indicted on felony gun charges last week.