IRS whistleblower claims Department of Justice is interfering in Hunter Biden tax probe

 April 20, 2023

An IRS agent says he is willing to incur "serious risks of retaliation" to share evidence of political interference by the Biden Justice Department in the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden's finances.

The whistleblower is a career IRS criminal supervisory agent who has been “overseeing the ongoing and sensitive investigation of a high-profile, controversial subject" since early 2020, lawyer Mark Lytle told Congress in a letter requesting protections for his client.

President Biden felt pressured to respond to the whistleblower's claims, which he promptly dismissed, saying the probe being led by Delaware U.S. attorney David Weiss, a Trump appointee, is "free from any political interference."

Hunter Biden whistleblower steps forward

The whistleblower says he has evidence of "failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case," and "preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols" that would normally be followed "if the subject were not politically connected."

The IRS agent says he has observed misconduct that contradicts "sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee," an apparent allusion to attorney general Merrick Garland, who has pledged not to step on Weiss' investigation.

“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 non-partisan manner to the leadership of the relevant committees on both sides of the political aisle,” the letter says.


Hunter Biden has been under investigation since 2018. He publicly announced he was under investigation in 2020, just weeks after the presidential election.

While the whistleblower's letter only hints at Hunter Biden, sources familiar with his concerns told Just the News that Biden's Justice Department is obstructing tax charges "despite career investigators' recommendations" and "the blessing of career prosecutors in the DOJ tax division."

The whistleblower also says that Weiss asked to be named a special counsel, but the DOJ denied the request.

The agent has already shared his concerns with the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who investigated the FISA-gate scandal.

Lytle, who previously represented Twitter's anti-Trump former chief censor, Yoel Roth, told Just the News that his new client is not interested in politics, and his claims are backed up by thorough documentation.

"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," Lytle said.

Two standards

Hunter Biden has long been accused of acting as an intermediary in an international influence peddling operation centered on his father, but rumors he would be charged with financial crimes have not come to fruition.

Prosecutors aligned with Joe Biden's political party are pursuing a number of cases against his rival Donald Trump, who became the first U.S. president ever to be indicted this month.

Many Republicans say there is a double standard in the justice system, one for politically connected Democrats and another for their enemies. Garland, who has long been accused of selective law enforcement, told Congress last month that the DOJ is not interfering in any way with the Hunter Biden probe.

“He [Weiss] has been advised he is not to be denied anything he needs,” Garland said. “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.”

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