An Internal Revenue Service supervisor told lawmakers that the Biden administration is improperly handling the criminal investigation into President Biden’s son Hunter and is seeking whistleblower protections, reports the Wall Street Journal. A letter sent to Congress on Wednesday says a career IRS criminal supervisory agent has information that would contradict sworn testimony by a “senior political appointee.” The supervisor has information about a “failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case,” according to the letter. The supervisor has details that show “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 says.
. Hunter Biden is facing a criminal investigation related to his taxes and whether he made a false statement in connection with a gun purchase. When he said in 2020 that his tax matters were under investigation, Hunter Biden said he was “confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately.” Investigators believe they have enough evidence to indict the younger Biden. Prosecutors have weighed whether Hunter Biden’s well-documented drug addiction would present a defense against a potential criminal tax case. The investigation has been led by a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney, David Weiss, who has remained the top federal prosecutor in Delaware under the Biden administration. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Weiss has broad independence to pursue charges. Republican lawmakers have an agreement with the Treasury Department to access reports it has received of suspicious financial transactions related to members of President Biden’s family.