Republican lawmakers are accusing the IRS of complicity in an alleged “cover-up scheme” by the Biden administration to cover up Hunter Biden’s financial crimes.
According to a letter to Congress obtained by DailyMail.com, the IRS fired the entire team investigating Hunter Biden’s tax returns “in retaliation against a whistleblower who claimed his colleagues had the financial crimes of the president’s son.” covered up”.
Those dismissal orders came from the Justice Department, the whistleblower’s attorneys said in Monday’s letter.
Following the whistleblower’s revelations, Republican House Speaker Elise Stefanik, RN.Y., accused the IRS of being “complimentary” in the Biden administration’s “cover-up” of Hunter Biden’s illegal activities.
“The IRS is involved in the Hunter Biden tax fraud cover-up,” Stefanik tweeted Tuesday. “There has to be accountability.”
Hunter, 53, was spotted Monday with his father, President Joe Biden, and First Lady Jill Biden at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for his daughter Maisy’s graduation ceremony
The whistleblower – who was not named – did not publicly identify Hunter as the subject of his cover-up allegations, but congressional sources did
“Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Special Agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation into the high-profile, controversial issue on which our client sought to make whistleblower disclosures .” to Congress,” the letter reads on behalf of the whistleblower.
“He was informed that the change was made at the request of the Department of Justice,” wrote Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt.
The whistleblower – who was not named – did not publicly identify Hunter as the subject of his cover-up allegations, but congressional sources did.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., also criticized the alleged IRS actions detailed in the letter, accusing the federal government of “once again” “abusing its power” by retaliating against catches a whistleblower.
A whistleblower who specifically claims that the Biden administration is “obstructing justice” by blocking efforts to indict Hunter Biden on federal violations, he continued.
The top Republican said Congress will “investigate thoroughly” and hold accountable any government official who “covers up” any of Hunter’s crimes.
IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel recently told Congress that his agency would not retaliate against whistleblowers.
On April 27, Werfel testified before the House Appropriations Committee.
He said: “I have no hesitation in saying that there will be no retaliation for anyone who makes an allegation or calls a whistleblower hotline.”
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., raised the whistleblower’s attorney’s letter during a separate hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday.
He called Hunter Biden a “wealthy tax dodger” and cited the whistleblower’s allegations as another example of the government’s use of guns to protect Biden’s family.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., raised the whistleblower’s attorney’s letter during a separate hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday
He questioned former IRS official John Fort about the situation, who said he had never seen a team pull a case in his “30 years” with the IRS.
“A former IRS official testified that he had never seen an entire investigative team pull a case in 30 years. “But that’s what happened to Hunter’s investigators,” Johnson said.
“The unequal application of laws and the use of arms against citizens are becoming routine in democratic governments.”
Comer told FOX Business’ Larry Kudlow on Tuesday that he was “disgusted.”
“This is another example of this government being completely out of control.”
The House Oversight Committee has accused ten members of the Biden family – including Hunter – of being involved in “shady” business deals that benefited them from the family name.
Hunter, 53, was spotted Monday with his father, President Joe Biden, and First Lady Jill Biden at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for his daughter Maisy’s graduation ceremony.
He is still waiting to find out if he will be charged with tax fraud as corruption allegations against his family mount.