Following the dismissal of the entire IRS staff looking into the president’s son, a second IRS whistleblower in the Dept. of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into Hunter Biden for tax fraud emerged, according to papers handed to Congress this week.
The IRS whistleblower, a global tax and also financial crimes special agent joins his supervisor in alleging that two political appointees of the Biden admin. within the Justice Dept. interfered politically with the investigation to thwart charges against Hunter Biden for tax offenses. In order to maintain some distance between the investigation and President Joe Biden, the initial whistleblower further said that Attorney General Merrick Garland declined to name a special prosecutor in the matter.
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a historic hearing this week, and both whistleblowers plan to attend. They will discuss their worries over the DOJ’s suspected internal corruption.
After the DOJ reportedly instructed him and his team to be removed from the investigation, the second IRS whistleblower informed Congress. Since January 2020, the new whistleblower has been in charge of the inquiry and has worked with 12 other people.
The latest whistleblower said that on May 17, leadership cut his team out of the investigation after learning of “longstanding worries” about how the inquiry was handled. Apparently, the worries incensed a redacted “U.S. Attorney for the District…”
The chief prosecutor for the case is David Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, who was appointed by the Trump administration. Although Biden’s attorney general has acknowledged he must approve the charges, Garland said to Congress in March that Weiss had the independence to suggest revisions.
“On October 7, 2022, U.S. Attorney for the District of [redacted] learned that the IRS, as well as the FBI, had long-standing reservations about the case’s management… In a prosecutorial team call with the [redacted] USAO on Oct. 17, 2022, continued to express concerns; as a result, he and his IRS team were no longer invited to any additional prosecutorial team phone calls or meetings on the matter, effectively removing them from the case,” according to a report sent to Congress.
“For the last two years, my supervisor as well as myself have worked to get our top leadership’s attention about certain pressing investigation-related concerns. I have requested several meetings with our head and deputy chief, only to often be abandoned on an island with no communication from them,” the agent said in an email to IRS officials.
“It is highly alarming and unacceptable that top leadership from the IRS-Criminal inquiry has not participated in this inquiry. The response had too frequently been that we were isolated, rather than realizing the importance of ensuring close engagement and full support of the investigative team in this extremely sensitive case (even when I repeatedly complained that I was not being heard and that I felt that I couldn’t do my job well due to the actions taken by the USAO and DOJ, my concerns were disregarded by senior leadership).”