By Andrea Cavallier For Dailymail.Com
03:01 May 16, 2023, updated 07:26 May 16, 2023
The IRS whistleblower has been overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation since early 2020He claimed his colleagues covered up the financial crimes of the president’s son and that Monday’s firing was in retaliation.IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told Congress his agency would not retaliate against whistleblowers
The IRS has removed the entire team investigating Hunter Biden’s tax returns “in retaliation against a whistleblower who claimed his colleagues covered up the financial crimes of the president’s son.”
Those dismissal orders came from the Justice Department, the whistleblower’s lawyers said in a letter to Congress, according to The New York Post.
But IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told Congress his agency would not retaliate against whistleblowers.
Hunter’s business dealings have come under scrutiny since a series of leaked emails raised suspicions that he used his political connections to win lucrative consulting contracts.
The IRS has removed the entire team investigating Hunter Biden’s tax returns “in retaliation to whistleblowers who claimed they covered up the financial ‘crimes’ of the president’s son.” Pictured: Hunter Biden joins family at the University of Pennsylvania, where his daughter graduated. On April 27, 2023, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means. He testified, “I can say without hesitation that there will be no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or calling a whistleblower hotline.”
“Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent we represent received word that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high-profile, controversial subject our client sought to whistleblower about. to the congress.
“He was told the change was at the request of the Justice Department,” Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt wrote.
That whistleblower — who has not been named — has not publicly identified Hunter as the subject of his cover-ups, but congressional sources have.
On April 27, 2023, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means.
He testified, “I can say without hesitation that there will be no retaliation for anyone making an accusation or calling a whistleblower hotline.”
“However, this move is clearly retaliatory and could also impede a congressional investigation,” the lawyers said.
“Our client has the right to provide information to Congress… He is protected by 5 USC § 2302 against employee retaliation – including receiving a “significant change in duties, responsibilities, or working conditions” (which this clearly is ) for his revelations to Congress.
Any attempt by a government official to prevent a federal employee from providing information to Congress is also a direct violation of longstanding credit restrictions.
“In addition, 18 U.S.C. § 1505 makes it a crime to obstruct a Congressional investigation,” Lytle and Leavitt wrote.
“We respectfully request that you give this matter your prompt attention. Removing the experienced detectives who have worked this case for years and are now the subject matter experts is exactly the kind of problem our client wanted to announce in the first place.”
Hunter, 53, was seen earlier Monday with his father, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for his daughter Maisy’s graduation.
He is still waiting to find out if he will be charged with tax fraud and corruption claims are piling up against his family.
His legal team met with Justice Department officials on April 26 to indicate that a decision will be made on whether he will face criminal charges.
The 53-year-old denies that he exploits his family ties to win contracts abroad. Leaked files from Hunter Biden’s laptop contain series of lewd photos and emails about his business deals
The investigation will look into whether the adviser has evaded taxes, laundered money and lied about past drug use in order to purchase a gun.
There has been “growing frustration” within the FBI that Delaware’s US attorney David Weiss, who oversees the case, has yet to press charges after the agency completed most of its work last year.
The White House has repeatedly denied involvement in the matter.
Republican lawmakers are currently investigating how 10 family members of Joe Biden raked in more than $10 million from foreigners around the time he was Obama’s deputy.
Those who benefited included Hallie Biden, Beau Biden’s widow, and Hunter Biden’s one-time girlfriend, Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle.
Hunter Biden’s current wife Melissa Cohen Biden, Biden’s brother James and his wife Sarah, and Joe Biden’s grandchildren and nieces and nephews also reportedly received payments.
Joe Biden met with family members’ business associates on many occasions — including those from China, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine — and House Republicans allege that Biden family members offered no legitimate business services and only sold access to the upper echelon of the US government.
After his father took office as president and pledged not to cause further family conflicts of interest abroad, Hunter began an art career, seeking as much as $500,000 for his early works.
Hunter’s membership of the board of directors of a Ukrainian energy company also raised suspicions of influence.
He and the president’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, traveled on Air Force One during the commander-in-chief’s recent visit to Ireland.
Hunter Biden pictured arriving at a courthouse in Batesville, Arkansas earlier this month Photo of a laptop allegedly owned by Hunter Biden
Biden recently appeared before an Arkansas judge in a paternity suit brought by a former fling, Lunden Roberts.
Hunter will also have to submit to a statement in June in which Roberts’ lawyers are likely to grill him about his various businesses and shady overseas ventures.
Hunter Biden’s laptop also contained a series of lewd photos and a webcam video of the 53-year-old portraying his struggles with flatulence
They’ll also want to know that Hunter’s finances have plummeted as he sells paintings for up to $500,000 each under his new guise as an abstract artist.
Roberts, a former stripper, reportedly won a $2.5 million settlement from Hunter after taking him to court in 2019.
She also forced the ex-Navy reservist, who was kicked out of the army in 2014 for testing positive for cocaine, to take a DNA test to prove he was the father of their daughter, Navy Joan, during their 2017 affair .
Roberts’ lawyers say Hunter Biden has not provided a single item or word of discovery in their ongoing child support lawsuit.