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Only days after the attorney for an Internal Revenue Service whistleblower who has claimed the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s has been hamstrung by political interference met with leading members of Congress, the IRS struck in what the attorney said was a “clearly retaliatory” action.
On Friday, attorney Mark Lytle, who represents the whistleblower, met members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees to discuss what the whistleblower could and could not say in keeping with privacy laws governing tax returns, according to CBS.
On Monday, the IRS took all of its current staff investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes off the investigation, according to the New York Post.
The Post said it obtained a letter from the whistleblower’s attorneys to congressional leaders.
“Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high-profile, controversial subject about which our client sought to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress,” Lytle and attorney Tristan Leavitt wrote.
The whistleblower “was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice,” the letter said.
“On April 27, 2023, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means. He testified: ‘I can say without any hesitation there will be no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or a call to a whistleblower hotline,’” the lawyers wrote.
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