An IRS criminal supervisory officer seeking whistleblower protection claims the Biden administration is mishandling the Hunter Biden investigation.
In a Wednesday (April 19) letter to the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, Mark D. Lytle, an attorney with the Washington law firm Nixon Peabody LLP, explained his client had led the “ongoing and sensitive investigation” into a “high-profile, controversial subject” and had been overseeing it since early 2020.
The letter requested that the individual could make disclosures to Congress as a protected whistleblower.
The Wall Street Journal was first reported on the story, revealing that in Wednesday’s letter, Lytle said his client had already made a legally protected disclosure to the IRS.
Lytle also suggested that the protected Disclosures contradict sworn testimony given to Congress by a high-level political figure.
Lytle also claimed his client has information about the investigator failing to mitigate “clear conflicts of interest,” adding that the investigator allegedly allows politics and preferential treatment to contaminate decisions and protocols that law enforcement professionals typically follow when the subject is not politically connected.
In the letter, Lytle said he intends to ensure his client could “properly share lawfully protected” information with congressional committees.
He then requested that Congressional Committees “work with” him to facilitate the sharing of this information with Congress lawfully.
President Joe Biden’s son has been the subject of a federal investigation since 2018. The probe has been led by Delaware Attorney General David Weiss, appointed by former President Donald Trump.
Hunter Biden is yet to comment on these revelations.