New details have emerged in the case of the IRS whistleblower who has alleged wrongdoings and cover-ups with the investigation into Hunter Biden.
Just this week, details were released about a May 18 letter that the agent sent to Daniel Werfel, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. In that letter, the agent – who’s currently working with federal investigators and prosecutors regarding the probe into Hunter Biden – said that improprieties were being carried out by officials at the Department of Justice who were supervising the case for years now.
Yet, the agent says the agency completely ignored all of the warnings his team had been sending to the DOJ.
As part of the whistleblower package that the agent’s supervisor sent over to the Office of Special Counsel and Congress, the information contained in the letter became public on Monday.
Attorneys for the supervisory special agent told members of Congress last week that the Justice Department removed not only their client but also his whole team from the Hunter Biden investigation. They deemed that this was in retaliation for speaking out about the case.
In April, the agent alleged that prosecutors with the DOJ engaged in “preferential treatment and politics,” which was done to prevent Hunter Biden from being criminally charged. The agent alleged that once those disclosures were made – which were supposed to be protected under federal whistleblower laws – his team was put on the sidelines of the investigation.
The whistleblower also said that appointees that President Joe Biden made restricted the abilities of David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, to try to pursue criminal charges against Hunter Biden. They did that by not giving Weiss permission to pursue those charges in their jurisdictions.
The testimony given by the whistleblower contradicted that given by Merrick Garland, the U.S. Attorney General. He said that Weiss had the full freedom to approach the investigation however he wanted to, and could bring criminal charges in other jurisdictions if he believed that needed to happen.
The agent approached the internal watchdog at the IRS late in 2022, represented by lawyer Mark Zaid, who has represented other whistleblowers in the past – including some that led to former President Donald Trump being impeached the first time.
A letter sent last week from the agent’s current lawyer to Werfel alleges that other agents at the IRS were concerned for the last few years about how the DOJ was conducting itself in relation to the Hunter Biden investigation. The letter said the IRS agents felt left “out on an island,” since the top officials at the tax agency wouldn’t intervene at all.
The whistleblower is now represented by attorney Mark Lytle – a former lawyer for the DOJ himself – as well as Tristan Leavitt, the president of Empower Oversight. Those two sent the letter to Werfel, which references a recounting of events by one of the whistleblower’s subordinates.
“For the last couple years, my SSA and I have tried to gain the attention of our senior leadership about certain issues prevalent regarding the investigation. I have asked for countless meetings with our chief and deputy chief, often to be left out on an island and not heard from.”