A new claim by an IRS whistleblower suggests that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has displayed political bias and corruption by actively interfering with probes against Hunter Biden for the past several years.
According to Just The News, the IRS agent made this claim in a letter sent to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel on May 18th, which was made public on Monday as part of a whistleblower package that was sent to both Congress and the Office of Special Counsel.
The IRS supervisory special agent (SSA) in question had previously told Congress that the DOJ had removed the entire IRS team from the investigation into possible tax-related crimes committed by Hunter Biden, in what the whistleblower claimed was an act of political favoritism and retaliation against the investigators involved.
The SSA claimed in April that federal prosecutors had engaged in “preferential treatment and politics” in order to avoid any possible charges being filed against Hunter, the scandal-plagued son of Joe Biden. The whistleblower believes that the removal of the whole team was a direct retaliation for his efforts following whistleblower procedure.
Furthermore, the SSA alleged that Biden-appointed officials in the DOJ had actively hindered Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss’s efforts to properly investigate Hunter in a way that could produce charges, refusing permission for Weiss to carry out his investigation within the DOJ’s jurisdictions. This claim in particular generated headlines due to contradicting the sworn testimony of Attorney General Merrick Garland, who swore under oath before Congress that the DOJ was not actively involved in the investigations against Hunter Biden. If the whistleblower’s claims are true, then Garland would be guilty of perjury.
“For the last couple years, my SSA and I have tried to gain the attention of our senior leadership about certain issues prevalent regarding the investigation,” the whistleblower said to Commissioner Werfel. “I have asked for countless meetings with our chief and deputy chief, often to be left out on an island and not heard from. The lack of IRS-CI senior leadership involvement is deeply troubling and unacceptable.”
Subsequently, an unknown superior lashed out at the whistleblower for allegedly breaking the chain of command due to going to Werfel directly. Former DOJ lawyer Mark Lytle and former congressional investigator Tristan Leavitt, who currently represent the whistleblower, denounced such a claim as “utterly baseless.”
The lawyers further stated that the whistleblower in question was then “referred for investigation,” which they described as an intimidation tactic “likely to chill anyone from expressing dissent.”
The whistleblower has submitted a formal complaint to the Office of Special Counsel, claiming retaliation against him.