An IRS special agent overseeing the investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes has sought whistleblower protection, claiming mishandling of the probe by the Biden administration. Attorney Mark D. Lytle, representing the agent, has requested to make protected whistleblower disclosures to Congress.
In a letter to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Lytle explains that his client has been supervising the “ongoing and sensitive investigation of a high-profile, controversial subject” since early 2020. A source familiar with the matter has confirmed that the subject in question is Hunter Biden.
Washington always makes it difficult on those who try to do the right thing and tell the truth.
Hopefully this time, people will listen.
The truth will reveal Joe Biden is the CEO of Biden, Inc. A vast network of fake companies, LLC’s used to launder millions for influence. https://t.co/dAyldQH2br
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) April 20, 2023
The IRS agent is prepared to share information that would challenge sworn testimony by a senior political appointee, reveal the failure to address “clear conflicts of interest,” and disclose instances of “preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols.”
Lytle’s client has already made protected disclosures to the offices of the Inspector General at both the Treasury Department and the Justice Department. However, the agent wishes to share further details with Congress, requesting that lawmakers work with Lytle to facilitate information sharing legally and with informed advice from counsel.
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes began in 2018, led by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss. Hunter Biden has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with crimes.
House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) has called the allegations in Lytle’s letter “deeply concerning,” suggesting that the Biden administration may be obstructing justice by blocking efforts to charge Hunter Biden for tax violations. Comer asserts that Hunter and other Biden family members engaged in “deceptive, shady business schemes” to avoid scrutiny while profiting from foreign adversaries like China.
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) has also expressed his commitment to investigating the allegations, stating that his committee takes any allegations of misconduct by government officials seriously and will look into concerns brought to their attention on behalf of American taxpayers.
As this investigation unfolds, the IRS agent’s request for whistleblower protection highlights potential administrative interference in the probe. It remains to be seen whether these claims will be substantiated and whether Congress will work with Lytle to facilitate information sharing with informed advice from counsel legally. America is counting on the House Republicans to finally advance the ball in investigating the Biden family’s international business dealings.