(Congress Report) – A highly decorated supervisory agent working for the Internal Revenue Service has spoken with the Justice Department’s top watchdog, revealing that federal prosecutors appointed by President Joe Biden have been participating in “preferential treatment and politics” in order to block criminal tax charges from being brought against his son, Hunter, providing evidence as a whistleblower that is in direct contradiction to the recent testimony before Congress delivered by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Garland had stated during this testimony that the decision to bring charges against Hunter Biden was being left to the Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney for the state of Delaware.
As per John Solomon of Just the News, “According to a letter from the whistleblower’s attorney Mark Lytle to Congress obtained by Just the News, the IRS agent revealed he is seeking to provide detailed disclosures about a high-profile, sensitive case to the tax-writing committees in Congress, which have special authority under federal tax privacy laws to receive such information. That could pave the way to share the details with other committees in coming weeks.”
The letter does not contain any details that prove the disclosures from the whistleblower as being related to Hunter Biden. But the news outlet has now independently confirmed the allegations made by the agent do involve the probe into Hunter Biden being headed up by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, according to several interviews with different individuals who are familiar with the matter.
In a letter that was sent to Republicans and Democrats overseeing several oversight committees in Congress, Lytle noted, “The protected disclosures: (l) contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee, (2) involve failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case, and (3) detail 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.”
If you are interested in reading the full letter, you can do so here.
“Hunter Biden has acknowledged since December 2020 that he has been under criminal investigation for tax matters, and his representative disclosed last year he paid overdue tax bills totaling $2 million. He has expressed confidence he will be cleared of criminal wrongdoing,” Solomon wrote. “Two powerful House Committee chairmen vowed Wednesday that they would investigate and hold the Biden administration accountable if they were involved in criminal activity. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said that “obstruction of justice” could have occurred.”
“It’s deeply concerning that the Biden Administration may be obstructing justice by blocking efforts to charge Hunter Biden for tax violations,” Comer went on to say in a statement given to Just the News. “The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability has been following the Bidens’ tangled web of complex corporate and financial records.”
“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,” the statement added. “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.”
Jason Smith, the Chairman for the Ways and Means Committee, stated that the committee is intent on going wherever the facts lead them and will thoroughly investigate.
“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,” Chairman Smith proclaimed in a written statement. “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. It is our responsibility to ensure the tax code is applied fairly and appropriately to all Americans – whether through the oversight efforts this Committee initiates or the need for oversight that is brought to our attention.”
The IRS agent in question has a pristine record when it comes to looking into and investigating tax crimes all over the world, including some work that was done on a series of high-profile Swiss Bank prosecutions, and has even won several merit awards. The fact that this individual has stepped forward right now in such a highly politically charged case will without a doubt throw more gas on the fire when it comes to the topic of unequal justice in Washington.
The whistleblower was originally approached by the internal watchdog for the IRS and Congress toward the end of last year with the help of a very well known Democratic lawyer, Mark Zaid, who previously represented clients whose allegations concerning a call with the Ukrainian president led to the first impeachment of then-President Donald Trump back in 2019.
“The agent subsequently hired Lytle, a former federal prosecutor with significant experience in prosecuting complex tax matters with the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Lytle also represented former Twitter head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth in his recent congressional testimony and is currently defending a former FBI supervisor named Timothy Thibault who has been accused of pro-Biden political bias in anonymous whistleblower disclosures to the offices of Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan,” Solomon reported.
“Lytle told lawmakers in his letter that the IRS agent has also disclosed his concerns to both the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the same watchdog who unmasked FBI abuses during the Russia collusion case,” he continued in his report. “People directly familiar with the case have described the disclosures to Just the News as focused primarily on improper politicization of the case at the Justice Department and FBI headquarters rather than at the IRS or Treasury Department.”
Solomon then stated that the agent has provided evidence that proves at least two Biden DOJ political appointees in U.S. attorneys’ offices have refused to seek a tax indictment against Hunter Biden, despite the recommendations of several key career investigators and the blessing of career prosecutors within the DOJ tax division.
The agent has also commented that Weiss told agents working on the case that the U.S. Attorney in Delaware asked to be named special counsel in order to have more independent authority in the investigation, but the request was rejected.
The agent went on to say that specific employees working for Biden’s DOJ placed strictures on questions, tactics, and witnesses that investigators would be allowed to look into that could have an impact on President Biden.
“The sources said the agent’s decision to blow the whistle was prompted by sworn testimony from Garland that Delaware U.S. Attorney Weiss had full authority, free from political pressure, to pursue a case against Hunter Biden in any part of the country, according to interviews,” Solomon declared.
“In an interview with Just the News, Lytle said he could not yet identify the specific case his client had raised concerns about or the specific political appointees whose actions or testimony raised concerns because of tax confidentiality laws. But he confirmed that one senior DOJ official’s recent testimony played a role in the agent coming forward to blow the whistle,” the report continued.
“I can say that he’s been working diligently on a high-profile case,” the lawyer went on to say during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast, saying that his client “was concerned about some statements by a senior political appointee from the Department of Justice that contradicted what he knew to be the facts of the case.”
Lytle later revealed that his client is a career law enforcement official who has not made any political donations nor does the individual use any form of social media.
“He is just a guy who likes his job as a law enforcement officer, as an investigator, and he takes it seriously, and he’s dedicated,” he remarked. “And when he sees something that is not routine and doesn’t follow the rules, or … something maybe is affected by politics — that’s what made him come forward.”
Lytle then noted during the interview that the agent wants folks from both major political parties to hear what he has to say and to have the opportunity to question him.
“He’s insisted that when he comes forward, this is not to talk to just one party or the other party,” the lawyer remarked during the podcast. “He wants to make sure that when he tells his story, both sides are there, so that he can present it, and they can sort it out. He doesn’t want to be accused of picking a side, even if that might happen anyway. But he has information, it’s credible, and it’s supported by emails and documents.”
He then asserted that if the client he represents is given approval to talk to Congress he will be able to identify contemporaneous witnesses that can corroborate the claims he’s making concerning political interference in the investigation of Hunter Biden.
“I believe he’ll be able to talk about these meetings that he attended, that were with both agents and prosecutors,” he later explained, “and how he summarized those meetings and put it in writing and distributed those to folks within the IRS and sometimes to other agents as well. And so those are all in writing, contemporaneous. And then there’s emails too, so those are important documents that will … I think, end up corroborating his credibility.”
“One of the issues key to the whistleblower’s concerns involves which U.S. attorney’s office has the authority to bring criminal tax charges and where. The whistleblower alleged that Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss could not legally bring charges in Delaware. Because of where Hunter Biden lived at the time his tax returns were filed, Weiss needed the permission of Biden-appointed U.S. attorneys in other districts to bring charges outside of Delaware. The agent alleges two such U.S. attorneys appointed by Biden declined his requests, according to interviews,” Just the News said.
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