A whistleblower's lawyer has informed Congress this week that the Internal Revenue Service has removed the "entire investigative team" from their work on the Hunter Biden case.
President Joe Biden's Department of Justice made the request for the team to be removed from the case, according to the attorney.
The whistleblower has been involved in the investigation in a supervisory role since 2020, according to the New York Post.
Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt, attorneys representing the whistleblower wrote to Congress:
Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high-profile, controversial subject about which our client sought to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress. He was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice.
The attorneys’ letter also called the IRS’s decision to remove the team of investigators "clearly retaliatory."
The lawyers added:
On April 27, 2023, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means. He testified: “I can say without any hesitation there will be no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or a call to a whistleblower hotline.” However, this move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry.
"Removing the experienced investigators who have worked this case for years and are now the subject-matter experts is exactly the sort of issue our client intended to blow the whistle on to begin with," Lytle and Leavitt wrote.
"Hunter Biden is under investigation for tax violations relating to his foreign business affairs, among other things," reported Breitbart.