(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Another Internal Revenue Service whistleblower’s attorneys have expressed concerns about the agency’s probe into Hunter Biden for tax evasion.
The disclosure was part of a letter sent to important congressional committee leaders, including Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who co-chairs the Whistleblower Protection Caucus.
Attorneys Tristan Leavitt and Mark Lytle write in the letter that they had previously written to the committee leaders on May 15th to inform them that their client, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Supervisory Special Agent, and his team had been told that they would be completely removed from the investigation. This was a controversial decision that their client had told Congress that he would like to make disclosures about.
In the Monday letter, they proceed to state that it is still unclear to them what actions they are planning on taking regarding the information or to protect their client and other IRS employees who have faced backlash following their expressing their concerns.
The removal order first came from the Department of Justice, and in an earlier letter, the lawyers had referred to it as a “clearly retaliatory” move. In the most recent letter, the attorney pointed out that their client had also “become aware” that the case agent that is under their supervision had also “sent a protected disclosure directly to IRS Commissioner [Danny] Werfel” and that the IRS had responded by claiming that his email could have “violated Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure restrictions on disclosing grand jury proceedings.” They proceed to state that the letter did not violate the procedures.
Finally, they note that it is the constitutional duty of these members of Congress to oversee the Executive branch and check if there are any abuses of power.
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