IRS Whistleblower Claims ‘Preferential Treatment and Politics’ Are Influencing Hunter Biden Investigation

An IRS supervisor alerted lawmakers that he has information about alleged political mishandling and interference into the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son.


An IRS supervisor alerted lawmakers that he has information about alleged political mishandling and interference into the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son.

  • On Wednesday, Congress received a letter from a career Internal Revenue Service criminal supervisory special agent, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
  • The agent is seeking whistleblower protection so he can come forward with evidence that shows “preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected.”
  • The attorney of the anonymous official says the agent has sought whistleblower protections in order to speak out about political interference with a “years-long, high-profile, and politically sensitive investigation,” understood to be the Hunter Biden case.
  • Hunter Biden is under a criminal investigation relating to his taxes and whether he made a false statement in the context of a gun purchase. The Biden probe is led by David Weiss, Delaware’s top federal prosecutor and a Trump administration holdover.
  • “My client wants to come forward to Congress,” said Mark Lytle, the unnamed official’s attorney, in an interview with CBS News. “He’s ready to be questioned about what he knows and what he experienced under the proper legal protections.”
  • The IRS employee claims to have knowledge that would “contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee.” As CBS News noted, Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed not to interfere with the Hunter Biden probe at a March Senate hearing.
  • Reports of political interference into the Hunter Biden investigation comes just days after James Comer, the Republican House Oversight Committee Chair, said the GOP members of his panel believe as many as nine Biden relatives may have benefitted from the family’s business ventures.
  • Hunter Biden just returned from a trip to Ireland spent attached at the hip to his octogenarian father. Hunter hobnobbed with foreign dignitaries while at home his presence on the presidential trip became fodder for conservative members of Congress.


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  • NBC News noted the whistleblower claims the probe has been hampered by “clear conflicts of interest” and he has overseen the Hunter Biden probe since early 2020.
  • The Washington Post observed the whistleblower claims to have already reported this information to higher-ups at the IRS and internally reported lapses in the case, evidently to little or no avail.
  • As CNN pointed out, Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation since 2018. Part of why the IRS agent is seeking whistleblower protections is because some of his disclosures would include private taxpayer information.



  • In its coverage, Fox News recalled a December 2020 report that Hunter Biden was a subject/target of a grand jury probe partially prompted by Suspicious Activity Reports about some foreign transactions that raised flags.
  • The Daily Mail noted the IRS official has already shared information with the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration and the Justice Department’s Inspector General. The unnamed officially is now seeking to provide that information and more to the House.
  • Breitbart observed the Hunter probe could end up implicating his father. The Biden family is under investigation by Rep. Comer’s committee for nine violations including tax evasion, money laundering ad wire fraud and at least one witness at the grand jury impaneled in the separate federal probe of Hunter Biden was reportedly asked a question about “the Big Guy,” a person referenced by Hunter Biden thought to be President Joe Biden himself.

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