IRS whistleblower accuses attorney general of interfering in Hunter Biden investigation

 April 22, 2023

The New York Post reported last week that an IRS whistleblower has reached out to Congress about a "senior political appointee" who gave a suspect "preferential treatment."

The paper has since revealed that the senior figure in question is Attorney General Merrick Garland while the suspect is Hunter Biden. 

Garland told Congress there is interference in investigation

Mark Lytle serves as an attorney for the unnamed IRS employee, and he sent a letter to lawmakers this past Wednesday saying his client has information which contradicts testimony that Garland previously provided to Congress.

The Post recalled how during a hearing in April of 2022, Garland told Tennessee Republican Sen. Bill Hagerty that "there will not be interference of any political or improper kind" in Delaware US Attorney David Weiss's investigation of Hunter Biden.

Garland pointed out during his testimony that Weiss was appointed by former President Donald Trump and "is the supervisor of this investigation."

Whistleblower attorney cites "emails and other communications"

The attorney general went on to contend that he remains "committed to the independence of the Justice Department from any influence from the White House in criminal matters."

Yet the whistleblower's attorney insists that far from being impartial, his client has evidence Garland has played an active role in shielding the president's son from legal liability.

"It really doesn’t come down to his credibility, whether you believe him or not," the Post quoted Lytle as telling the lawmakers in his letter.

"Because the things he’s been through are very well documented in emails, and other communications with the Department of Justice," he added.

The Post noted that Lytle's letter was addressed to top Republican and Democratic members on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee as well as Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who co-chairs the whistleblower caucus.

Hunter Biden lawyer accuses whistleblower of criminal conduct

What's more, members of the House Judiciary Committee as well as members of the House Ways and Means Committee were also tagged.

The Post pointed out that although the IRS employee has already brought his concerns to Treasury and Justice departments, federal law requires him to get congressional approval before he can discuss the details with anyone else, including his own attorney.

Meanwhile, Hunter Biden's attorney Chris Clark provided a statement to NBC News in which he lashed out at the whistleblower, saying, "It appears this IRS agent has committed a crime."

"It is a felony for an IRS agent to improperly disclose information about an ongoing tax investigation. The IRS has incredible power, and abusing that power by targeting, embarrassing, or disclosing information about a private citizen’s tax matters undermines Americans’ faith in the federal government," Clark added.

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