A second whistleblower from the Internal Revenue Service just came forward, alleging that the agency spent years deliberately sweeping an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business and tax affairs under the rug.
One expert following the case, a former U.S. District Attorney, told 19FortyFive that Hunter Biden is now in “clear legal jeopardy.”
Hunter Biden: What We Know
The latest whistleblower, a special agent working in the international tax and financial crimes group within the IRS, previously worked on the Hunter Biden case when it was first opened in 2018. However, the whistleblower was removed from the group last week.
In an email sent to seven senior figures within the IRS, including Commissioner Daniel Werfel, the latest whistleblower alleges that he was removed from his role after refusing to keep quiet about inappropriate actions taken by the Justice Department.
“As I’m sure you were aware, I was removed this week from a highly sensitive case … after nearly 5 years of work. I was not afforded the opportunity of a phone call directly from my [special agent in charge] or [assistant special agent in charge], even though this had been my investigation since the start,” the whistleblower said in the email, adding that there is a “human impact” to decisions being made that nobody in government seems to understand.
The whistleblower also alleges that he was outed as the case agent publicly and that he and his husband were ridiculed on social media for their sexual orientation after his identity was made known. He also claimed that he was removed for “always trying to do the right thing.”
What Whistleblowers Have Said So Far
In April, an IRS special agent began seeking whistleblower protection to reveal information about the way agents deliberately mishandled an investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs.
Mark Lytle, an attorney representing the whistleblower, reached out to lawmakers requesting protection so his client could disclose information about the IRS’ “failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition” of the Hunter Biden criminal investigation.
Will It Go Anywhere?
While experts 19FortyFive have spoken claimed that Hunter Biden could be charged with something in the coming months, not all experts are convinced.
Political commentator and author Armstrong Williams argued this month that the investigations are likely to go nowhere, for as long as President Joe Biden is in the White House.
Speaking to Jan Jeffcoat of The National Desk, Williams said that the administration has already made a decision with the Justice Department that if Hunter Biden is charged, he’ll only receive a “slap on the wrist.”
“No matter what happens the president will barn his son,” Williams said. “We need not remind the listeners that Hunter Biden is the son of the President of the United States and the President of the United States has made an emotional decision, not a decision whether someone is above the law that his son is going to protect him even in his criminal activities,” he continued.
Others, however, believe that the investigation, along with Hunter Biden’s paternity battle in the Arkansas courts, could spell trouble for President Biden.
In a recent blog post, public interest law professor Jonathan Turley warned that the expected testimonies in court by business associates of the president’s son could spell trouble for the Biden family.
Jack Buckby is 19FortyFive’s Breaking News Editor. He is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.