Capitol Hill lawmakers are demanding accountability from the Biden administration. Lawmakers are accusing the administration of allegedly obstructing Congress and the public, keeping them from obtaining information about the business deals between Biden family members and China.
The demand comes in the midst of an IRS whistleblower’s claim that the investigation into Hunter Biden is being mishandled by the Biden administration, which, according to the whistleblower, has “clear conflicts of interest.”
According to a report from Just The News, a letter sent to Congress by Mark Lytle, the attorney representing the whistleblower, claims that specific details related to a significant criminal tax charges case can be provided to the tax-writing committees.
Although the whistleblower did not mention Hunter Biden explicitly, Just The News confirmed separately that the investigation referred to is related to Hunter. The probe is being headed by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who was appointed by former President Trump.
According to the letter, the agent has observed the DOJ using “preferential treatment and politics” to prevent any substantial efforts to criminally charge Hunter. If proven, this would contradict Attorney General Merrick Garland’s statement under oath that the DOJ had no involvement in the Hunter probe, which he stated was entirely under the jurisdiction of Weiss’s office.
The letter reads, “The protected disclosures: (l) contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee, (2) involve 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.”
The letter was addressed to the tax-writing committees, as federal tax privacy laws grant these committees special privileges to receive and examine information related to tax crimes investigations.
Following the allegations made in the letter, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer (R-KY), stated that it is plausible that the Biden Administration could be guilty of “obstruction of justice.”
“It’s deeply concerning that the Biden Administration may be obstructing justice by blocking efforts to charge Hunter Biden for tax violations. The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability has been following the Bidens’ tangled web of complex corporate and financial records,” said Comer.
The American people know that they are not being told the truth by the Biden administration.
They lie about inflation, the economy, wages, the Afghanistan withdrawal, and Hunter Biden. pic.twitter.com/VegIm9VwL2
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 20, 2023
In December 2020, Hunter Biden publicly acknowledged that he was being investigated for tax-related issues. In 2022, a spokesperson for him disclosed that he had settled about $2 million in outstanding tax payments and remained optimistic that he would be exonerated of any criminal charges.