On Monday, attorneys for Hunter Biden filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) arguing that the federal agency has "targeted and sought to embarrass" the president's son.
According to Fox News Digitial, the lawsuit alleges that the agency, notably pointing out whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler have been targeting Hunter through various appearances in the media. The lawsuit comes after the duo testified in front of the House Oversight Committee earlier this summer to explain to lawmakers that the probe into Biden was being slowalked and sabotaged.
"Biden is the son of the President of the United States. He has all the same responsibilities as any other American citizen, and the IRS can and should make certain that he abides by those responsibilities," the lawsuit reads. "Similarly, Mr. Biden has no fewer or lesser rights than any other American citizen, and no government agency or government agent has free rein to violate his rights simply because of who he is."
"Yet the IRS and its agents have conducted themselves under a presumption that the rights that apply to every other American citizen do not apply to Mr. Biden," the attorneys argue.
While the two men have shared limited information about the actual details of the investigation into Hunter and blew the whistle on various process problems during the investigation, Hunter's attorneys still assert that their whistleblower status "cannot and does not shield them from their wrongful conduct in making unauthorized public disclosures that are not permitted by the whistleblower process."
While the president's son is attempting to do anything he can to stonewall House investigations into his corruption and intimidate whistleblowers, he is facing down an indictment released last week.
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Hunter Biden was indicted by Special Counsel David Weiss on three counts related to his 2018 purchase of a firearm that saw Hunter lie on the form claiming that he wasn't a drug addict.
The indictment alleges that Hunter made multiple false statements on the federal gun form that allowed him to purchase the weapon. The charges of false statements could lead to at least ten years in prison.
As the president's son continued to fall into hot water with federal authorities, his efforts to stop the advancement of the investigations into him via lawsuits will hopefully prove fruitless. Hunter should face justice for his crimes and his lawsuit against the IRS will not prevent that.
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