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IRS Whistleblower Cites ‘Conflicts of Interest’ on Hunter Biden Criminal Investigation

'Typical steps that a law enforcement investigator would take were compromised because of political considerations... '

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) An IRS whistleblower is claiming that the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, is being mishandled by the Biden administration and is now seeking federal, whistleblower protections.

An attorney for a career IRS criminal supervisory special agent told Congress that his client has evidence that contradicts sworn testimony from a “senior political appointee,” presumably a Biden official. The letter cited a “failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

The whistleblower can show “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,” the letter stated.

Mark D. Lytle, an attorney for the whistleblower, requested whistleblower protection for his client in a letter addressed to Congressional leaders of both political parties.

“Despite serious risks of retaliation, my client is offering to provide you with information necessary to exercise your constitutional oversight function and wishes to make the disclosures in a nonpartisan manner to the leadership of the relevant committees on both sides of the political aisle,” Lytle wrote.

“My client wants to come forward to Congress. He’s ready to be questioned about what he knows and what he experienced under the proper legal protections,” Lytle said during an interview with CBS News’s ‘Evening News.’

“Typical steps that a law enforcement investigator would take were compromised because of political considerations,” Lytle said, refusing to confirm whether the information the whistleblower has is related to Hunter Biden.

Both CBS News and the Wall Street Journal, however, verified through sources close to the story that the whistleblower’s information is indeed about the criminal investigation of President Biden’s son.

Lytle’s letter and on-the-record interview contradict previous statements from Biden officials, who claimed they haven no role in the investigation. Attorney General Merrick Garland, for example, claimed in March that the federal prosecutor in charge of the Hunter Biden investigation, Delaware U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss, had full independence on the investigation. Weiss is a Trump appointee.

“He has been advised he is not to be denied anything he needs,” Garland said before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on March 1. “I have not heard anything from that office to suggest that they are not able to do everything the U.S. attorney wants to do.”

The scathing letter comes a day after members of the House Oversight Committee viewed financial records related to the Biden family and their associates’ business transactions. Access to the records was granted after an agreement with the Biden Treasury Department.

“The Biden family enterprise is centered on Joe Biden’s political career and connections, and it has generated an exorbitant amount of money for the Biden family,” House Oversight Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said in a statement released on April 17. “We’ve identified six additional members of Joe Biden’s family who may have benefited from the Biden family’s businesses that we are investigating, bringing the total number of those involved or benefiting to nine.”

Hunter Biden, who has not been indicted for any wrongdoing, faces a criminal probe in relation to potential tax fraud and alleged false statements in connection to the purchase of a gun.

The Biden White House declined to comment on the story, instead deferring to the Department of Justice and the IRS for comment.

Both the IRS and the Biden Justice Department’s inspector general were provided with the information of the whistleblower.

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