IRS Cancels Hunter Biden Investigation

( – The IRS has “canceled” its investigation into the tax records of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, the New York Post reported on May 15. The motion to do so was called “clearly retaliatory” by a whistleblower who stated that the IRS was improperly handling the investigation, New York Post likewise reported. At the time of this report, the IRS had removed “the entire investigation team.”

The IRS removed the whistleblower and the entire investigative team, CBS News reported on May 17. The dismissal followed a meeting with one of the investigative team’s lawyers, Mark Lytle, a member of Congress. Reportedly, Lytle met with the House Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee on May 5 to discuss what the whistleblower, who has not been named publicly at the time of this report, could tell authorities, CBS News reported.

The investigative team was informed by Lytle, and another investigative team member’s attorney, Tristan Leavittt, that they were being removed from the investigative team at the “request of the Department of Justice,” CBS News reported.

Investigations into Hunter Biden are reportedly being handled by U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a spokesperson for Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters, CBS News reported. Weiss did not return CBS News’ request for comment on the investigation.

At the time of this report, the Department of Justice faced harsh political scrutiny for its handling of recent investigations. The Durham reports findings drove heated political debates and criticism of the Justice Department’s integrity, as the Durham Report concluded that the Trump-Russia collusion probe was a “seriously flawed” investigation, the Associated Press reported. The 306-page report of Special Counsel John Durham’s findings, which was released on May 12, detailed the “bungled applications” and various other process errors of the probe, the Associated Press reported.

As the investigation into Hunter Biden continues, the CIA has been “threatened” with a subpoena to present a letter that discredits the Hunter Biden laptop, Fox News reported.

Meanwhile, Representative James Comer (R. Ky) head of the House Oversight Committee petitioned for Hunter Biden not to be indicted “until Wednesday (May 18) so that the Oversight Committee would be able to release its findings that prove what Hunter Biden is currently possibly being charged for is “a slap on the wrist” compared to what the allegations against him are, Fox News reported.

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