A prospective Internal Revenue Service whistleblower wishes to inform Congress about political interference in the investigation of Hunter Biden.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing “people familiar with the matter,” that the potential whistleblower is “an IRS supervisor” who has informed lawmakers that he has “information that suggests the Biden administration is improperly handling the criminal investigation into President Biden’s son.”
“My client wants to come forward to Congress,” attorney Mark Lytle said, according to CBS. “He’s ready to be questioned about what he knows and what he experienced under the proper legal protections.”
“Political considerations were having an impact on the decision for agents to make investigative steps in the case. And those political considerations are not normally a part of a career investigator’s toolkit,” Lytle said.
Lytle stated that the potential whistleblower can support his claims.
“It really doesn’t come down to his credibility, whether you believe him or not because the things he’s been through are very well documented in emails, and other communications with the Department of Justice,” Lytle said, according to CBS.
The letter from Lytle to leaders of various House and Senate committees said that, “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,” according to CNN.
According to the Journal, the letter was written by a career Internal Revenue Service criminal supervisory special agent who claimed he could contradict the sworn testimony of a “senior political appointee.”
The letter said the potential whistleblower can expose “failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case” and “examples of preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected,” according to CNN.
The letter stated that the potential whistleblower has been supervising an “ongoing and sensitive investigation of a high-profile, controversial subject” since early 2020. According to the Journal, this refers to the Hunter Biden investigation conducted by U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware. According to Hunter Biden, the investigation pertains to his taxes.
According to the letter, the IRS agent has already shared the information with the IRS and the Justice Department’s inspector general.
The letter stated that he cannot disclose certain information in detail due to restrictions on the disclosure of private tax information.
According to the Journal, the letter cited a law that permits anyone who suspects potential misconduct to disclose tax information to the chairmen of various tax-related committees.
According to The Washington Post, Republican Representative Jason Smith of Montana, who heads the House Ways and Means Committee, stated that the committee will confer with the IRS agent.
“We appreciate this outreach and look forward to sitting down promptly with this individual to better understand the scope and detail of the concerns raised. The committee takes seriously any allegations of misconduct by government officials or offices and will, on behalf of American taxpayers, look into concerns that are brought to our attention,” Smith said in a statement, according to the Post.
“We will go where the facts lead and conduct a review of this matter in an appropriate and timely manner,” the statement said.
Kentucky Republican Representative James Comer, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, told Fox News that the allegations warrant investigation.
“It’s clear from our investigation that Hunter and other members of the Biden family engaged in deceptive, shady business schemes to avoid scrutiny as they made millions from foreign adversaries like China,” he said, according to Fox.
“We’ve been wondering all along where the heck the DOJ and the IRS have been. Now it appears the Biden administration may have been working overtime to prevent the Bidens from facing any consequences.”