An attorney representing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigator reported to Congress this week that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may have interfered in the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
According to the testimony of Mark Lytle, the attorney for the IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent, the individual “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.”
The lawyer continued, stating that the “change was at the request of the Department of Justice.”
“Removing the experienced investigators who have worked this case for years and are now the subject-matter experts is exactly the sort of issue our client intended to blow the whistle on to begin with,” the whistleblower’s attorney wrote.
BREAKING: A Biden administration whistleblower informed Congress today that the “entire investigative team” working on the Hunter Biden case at the IRS was removed from the case today, and that that their removal was specifically requested by DOJ.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 16, 2023
Previously, Lytle sent a letter to several congressional leaders, stating that there had been “political interference” in the Hunter Biden investigation.
The attorney for the whistleblower appears to contradict recent testimony by IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel that there would be “no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or a call to a whistleblower hotline.”
The attorney stated that the whistleblower’s testimony would “contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee.”
The information may deepen the probe into the conduct of the president’s son.
The president recently said in an interview that he was “proud” of his son and that he had done “nothing wrong.”
“I trust him,” Biden said.
In addition, federal prosecutors are reportedly nearing a decision regarding whether or not to charge Hunter Biden with a crime.
The younger Biden has been under federal investigation for five years and is being investigated on a number of charges, including relating to tax filing, tax evasion and related to a firearms purchase.
Hunter Biden’s attorneys met with DOJ officials earlier this month. Previously, Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the DOJ would not apply political pressure to the investigation.