DOJ Makes SHOCKING Move in Hunter Investigation
Something is going on with the Hunter Biden investigation and I’m not sure if it’s an encouraging move, but I highly doubt it.
On Monday, attorneys representing an IRS whistleblower in the investigation into Hunter Biden sent a letter to Republican and Democrat members of both the House and Senate committees, revealing that their client and his investigative team had been dismissed from the case at the behest of the Justice Department. This news came on the same day that Hunter Biden, who was not under any legal restrictions, attended his daughter Maisy’s graduation ceremony with his father and other family members.
Scoop: IRS whistleblower who alleged coverup in Hunter Biden tax investigation says his entire team was removed from case
His lawyers tell Congress that 'this move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry' https://t.co/bvAys2dUGS
— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) May 15, 2023
Dear Chairs and Ranking Members:
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. He was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice.
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.” However, this move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry.
Our client has a right to make disclosures to Congress pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6103(f)(5) and 5U.S.C. § 7211. He is protected by 5 U.S.C. § 2302 from retaliatory personnel actions—including receiving a “significant change in duties, responsibilities, or working conditions”1 (which this clearly is) because of his disclosures to Congress.2 Any attempt by any government official to prevent a federal employee from furnishing information to Congress is also a direct violation of longstanding appropriations restriction.3 Furthermore, 18 U.S.C. § 1505 makes it a crime to obstruct an investigation of Congress.
We respectfully request that you give this matter your prompt attention. Removing the experienced investigators who have worked this case for years and are now the subject-matter experts is exactly the sort of issue our client intended to blow the whistle on to begin with.
Cordially, Tristan Leavitt
President Empower Oversight
Mark D. Lytle
Partner Nixon Peabody LLP
The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the matter, and it is expected to subpoena the Justice Department for more information.
The removal of the investigators is a major setback for those who have been seeking to investigate Hunter Biden’s financial dealings. Who knows if the Justice Department will continue to investigate Hunter Biden? But the removal of the investigators makes it more likely that he will not be held accountable for any wrongdoing.
This is also a reminder of the power of the Biden crime family. The Bidens have a long history of using their political influence to protect themselves from scrutiny. The removal of the investigators is just the latest example of the Bidens using their power to get away with wrongdoing.