Thursday, July 25, 2024

‘Corrupt Biden Family’: GOP Slams White House, IRS Amid Scathing Hunter Whistleblower

'We cannot have TWO SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE or a DOJ that attacks President Trump but protects the Biden family because of POLITICS...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) Republicans took to Twitter to blast President Joe Biden over allegations by an IRS whistleblower that the Biden administration is trying to influence the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, the president’s son.

Mark D. Lytle, an attorney for the unnamed IRS criminal supervisory special agent, told Congress that his client had evidence that contradicts sworn statements from a “senior political appointee” in relation to the criminal investigation of what media reports is Hunter Biden. Criminal investigators, said the attorney in a letter sent to bipartisan leaders in Congress, failed to “mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case.” 

“It’s deeply concerning that the Biden Administration may be obstructing justice by blocking efforts to charge Hunter Biden for tax violations,” said House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who has led several probes into the Biden family. “It’s clear from our investigation that Hunter and other members of the Biden family engaged in a deceptive, shady business scheme to avoid scrutiny as they made millions from foreign adversaries like China.” 

“We’ve been wondering all along where the heck the DOJ and the IRS have been,” he continued. “Now it appears the Biden Administration may have been working overtime to prevent the Bidens from facing any consequences.” 

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who sits on the Senate Finance Committee which oversees the IRS, unsuccessfully attempted to get information from the head of the IRS. “It is absurd that not even the IRS Commissioner himself will tell me whether he was made aware of the Hunter Biden whistleblower,” she said. “This reeks of political interference by the Biden Administration.”

Blackburn said in an interview with Fox Business she will meet with the IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel to ask about the extent of conversations between his agency and the Biden White House. 

“We are seeking to do is find out who knew what, when and how big the universe of involvement is both at the IRS and then at the White House and figure out what conversations have taken place between these two,” the senator told Fox Business host Stuart Varney. “It appears from what we’ve learned so far about the whistleblower that he does have items that are timestamped that he can bring forward that will show a concerted effort to shield Hunter Biden from prosecution, from charges.” 

When pressed by U.S. senators, Commissioner Werfel, who was confirmed by the Senate a little over a month ago, said there was little information he could share.  

“I’m learning that there’s very little that I’m allowed to say to you or to anyone except maybe the chair of the committee, the Chair of Senate Financial or the Chair of Ways and Means, about those activities,” Wefel said, according to Fox News. “So, I’m just … not in a position to be able to respond to those questions in this setting.” 

“Sounds like a coverup,” slammed Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., in reference to allegations that Attorney General Merrick Garland may have lied under oath when he claimed the criminal investigation of the president’s son ran independently. 

“Last year I asked AG Garland how the Biden Admin could impartially investigate Hunter, & this report regarding this testimony is very concerning,” said Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-TN., “The IRS whistleblower deserves protection to provide information, & the American people deserve transparency.” 

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., took to his “Verdict” podcast to blast Joe Biden over his alleged interference. “This is about Joe Biden,” the senator warned. 

House Republicans were equally voiceful in their criticism of the apparent IRS and Biden White House collusion to protect Hunter.

“While the Biden Administration sics 87,000 IRS agents on unsuspecting Americans and their negligible Venmo transactions, it’s also directing the IRS to ignore Hunter Biden’s tax violations,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-CO., said on Twitter, adding that “it pays to be a member of the corrupt Biden family dynasty.” 

Rep. Mary Miller, R-IL., blasted the Justice Department for attacking Trump and protecting Hunter. “We cannot have TWO SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE or a DOJ that attacks President Trump but protects the Biden family because of POLITICS.” 

Hunter Biden attempted to dismiss the whistleblower’s scathing allegations, saying via attorneys that the IRS special agent committed a crime. “It appears this IRS agent has committed a crime” by “improperly disclos[ing] information about an ongoing tax investigation,” the Washington Free Beacon reported Friday.

It is unclear when or if whistleblower protection laws will be granted to the IRS whistleblower. Attorney Lytle responded to critics that the IRS special agent may be a political person in an interview with Fox News’s Brett Bair. “My client wants to come forward. He is not a political person, he is not a social media person, he is not coming here with a political agenda,” Lytle said, adding that he has “been at the IRS for more than 10 years” as a special agent, who is “trusted with international investigations.”

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