IRS Whistleblower’s Lawyers Meet With Congressional Investigators


An IRS special agent who is allegedly involved in the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes is requesting whistleblower protections to give Congress private information about the investigation.

The unnamed IRS employee’s attorney, Mark D. Lytle, wrote in a letter to a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday that his client is a “career IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent who has been overseeing a continuing highly confidential investigation of a high profile, contentious subject since early 2020” and that he would like to make protected whistleblower disclosures to Congress.

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While Lytle did not mention Biden in the letter seen by NBC News, a person familiar with the situation who also confirmed its authenticity said the investigation alludes to the federal investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s money.

CBS News and The Wall Street Journal earlier reported on the letter.

The IRS special agent, according to Lytle, is prepared to provide data that would “oppose sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee,” expose failures to handle “clear conflicts of interest” in the case, and detail situations of “preferential therapy and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols.”

Lytle continued by saying that his client had made “legally protected disclosures” to the inspector general’s offices at both the Treasury Department, which supervises the IRS, and the Justice Department.

Requests for comment from the Treasury Department and Lytle were not immediately fulfilled. Both the IRS and the Justice Department declined to comment.

According to Lytle, his client withheld some information, making it “challenging for me to make fully informed judgments about how best to proceed.” He suggested meeting with politicians to figure out a course of action.

James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, whose subcommittee is looking into the finances of the Biden family, described the charges in Lytle’s letter as “concerning.”