By Katelynn Richardson
A second Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower came forward Monday to express concern about the investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax fraud and financial crimes after the entire team working on it was removed from the case, according to the New York Post.
The whistleblower has worked on the case since it opened in 2018 and believes he was removed for doing the “right thing” and raising concerns about how the Department of Justice (DOJ) was handling the issue, according to documents sent to Congress and obtained by the New York Post. In April, his IRS supervisor, who has worked on the case since 2020, told Congress the investigations faced “clear conflicts of interest,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
The supervisor was told that the whole investigative team would be removed from the Hunter Biden case on May 15, according to a letter from his lawyers. (RELATED: IRS Whistleblower Alleges ‘Conflicts Of Interest’ In Biden DOJ’s Investigation Of Hunter)
IRS commissioner Werfel: what r u doing to protect IRS whistleblowers?? They r being treated like skunks at a picnic under ur watch UNACCEPTABLE u must protect them from retaliation it’s the law
— Chuck Grassley (@ChuckGrassley) May 23, 2023
“I … have spent thousands of hours on the case, worked to complete 95% of the investigation, have sacrificed sleep/vacations/gray hairs etc., my husband and I (identifying me as the case agent) were publicly outed and ridiculed on social media due to our sexual orientation, and to ultimately be removed for always trying to do the right thing, is unacceptable in my opinion,” the whistleblower wrote in an email Thursday to senior IRS officials, according to the Post.
He continued to say that he and his supervisor have “asked for countless” meetings with senior leadership but have “often to be left out on an island and not heard from.”
His supervisor is scheduled to appear for private testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday.
On April 27, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told the House Committee on Ways and Means, “I can say without any hesitation there will be no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or a call to a whistleblower hotline.”
The DOJ probe investigated the president’s son’s alleged failure to pay taxes and false statements on a federal firearms application.