Politics & Finances
Hunter Biden Tax Probe Was Botched, Claims Whistleblower
A whistleblower has claimed that the Hunter Biden tax probe was improperly handled by authorities.
Last fall, news broke that President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, 52, could be facing federal charges on tax and gun crimes following an investigation. At the time, federal agents confirmed that they saw chargeable offenses in the tax and gun-purchasing case against Biden.
The probe into the younger Biden's activities began in 2018.
In March 2022, computer experts reviewed thousands of emails purportedly found on Biden’s computer and determined them to be authentic. However, the Biden investigation remained largely out of the news, replaced with public interest in multiple investigations into former President Donald Trump's conduct.
In April of last year, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said President Biden “is confident that his son didn’t break the law."
Now, CBS News and numerous other outlets have reported that an anonymous IRS criminal supervisory special agent says his client has requested protections from Congress as he looks to speak out about how the Biden investigation has long been hindered by "preferential treatment and politics."
The whistleblower's legal counsel, attorney Mark Lytle, spoke to CBS's Jim Axelrod with details, "My client wants to come forward to Congress."
"He's ready to be questioned about what he knows and what he experienced under the proper legal protections," Lytle continued.
In addition to his comments, Lytle penned a letter that includes a promise that his unnamed client's information would "contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee."
A BBC article about the ongoing situation notes that the White House has denied that President Biden meddled in anything regarding his son's case. Continue following TaxBuzz for additional updates to this developing story.
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