A whistleblower within the IRS is alleging that the federal investigation into Hunter Biden is being mishandled by the Biden administration. The whistleblower is reportedly an IRS criminal supervisory special agent who has documents to support these accusations.
On Wednesday, the whistleblower’s attorney Mark D. Lytle sent a letter to Congress claiming that his client has information contradicting the sworn testimony that a senior political appointee gave to Congress.
While this letter only refers to the official as a “high-profile, controversial subject,” news outlets have begun reporting that the unnamed senior Biden official is Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The letter claims that Lytle’s client has been overseeing “the ongoing and sensitive investigation” of a “high-profile” and “controversial subject” since early 2020. It has been confirmed that the “investigation” referenced in the letter is the Hunter Biden probe.
“Despite serious risks of retaliation, my client is offering to provide you with information necessary to exercise your constitutional oversight function and wishes to make the disclosures in a non-partisan manner to the leadership of the relevant committees on both sides of the political aisle,” Lytle wrote.
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The letter lists three protected disclosures: “(1) contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee, (2) involved failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case, and (3) detail examples of preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected.”
Speaking to Fox News’ Bret Baier on Thursday, Lytle addressed his client’s allegations and stressed that they are “not a political person” with a “political agenda.”
“My client wants to come forward. He is not a political person, he is not a social media person, he is not coming here with a political agenda,” said Lytle, adding that his client has been with the IRS for over 10 years and is “trusted with international investigations.”
“My client is a career law enforcement officer who is respected within the IRS and he teaches other agents how to properly do investigations,” Lytle said. “He knows when to spot when investigative steps aren’t done in a traditional way to get to the truth.”
“He has spotted and observed things that are done differently in this particular matter… and he wants to talk about them and he believes that they were influenced by politics,” continued Lytle.
As is required by federal law, the whistleblower is currently seeking congressional permission to consult on the substance of tax issues with their attorneys before testifying in front of Congress.