In a potential violation of whistleblower protection laws, the entire team led by a criminal supervisory special agent investigating alleged tax fraud by Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has been removed from the case, according to lawyers representing the agent. The lawyers sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee, urging their attention to the matter.
Highlighting the importance of whistleblower protections, the letter referred to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel’s testimony in April, where he assured that no employees would face retaliation for utilizing the whistleblower hotline. The agent’s legal team argues that this removal violates the rights and safeguards granted by law.
Earlier, the agent’s lawyers expressed the agent’s desire to come forward to Congress with information regarding potential conflicts of interest in the investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes. The federal investigation, which commenced in 2018, has yet to yield any charges.
In addition to the IRS investigation, House Republicans have been conducting their own inquiries into Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family regarding their business dealings with foreign entities, particularly those based in Ukraine and China. However, no concrete evidence linking President Biden to his son’s business activities has been presented thus far. President Biden himself has affirmed that he did not discuss his son’s business ventures with him.
The White House has emphasized its commitment to respecting the independence of the Department of Justice and refraining from any interference in investigations concerning the president’s family.