Hunter Biden certainly has a lot more gall than most.
He was just indicted for three gun charges, and it’s possible that there are still tax charges lingering around. He believed that the plea agreement he worked out would allow him to avoid any real consequences for the gun and tax charges, clearing the way for his father’s campaign. The sweetheart agreement fell through in July.
Now, Hunter Biden has sued his father’s administration, claiming that the IRS agents have “targeted and sought to embarrass ” him. The suit particularly attacks IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, the two whistleblowers who came forward to Congress to explain the slow-walking and the problems they saw with the handling of the case. Biden argues that the whistleblowers engaged in a campaign to “publicly smear him.”
The complaint claims that these appearances fell outside their whistleblower rights to Congress and that the disclosures were unlawful and not allowed. Biden claims that the IRS has “willfully and knowingly disclosed Mr. Biden’s confidential tax information”, and wants $1,000 per “unauthorized disclosure” of his return.
The complaint claims that Mr. Biden’s rights were violated. “Yet, the IRS and its agent have conducted themselves in a manner that presumes that the rights applicable to all other American citizens do not apply to him.” The suit also claims that the whistleblower accusations were just the latest example of the problem.
Biden’s claim that he has suffered is funny at this stage, especially since any tax charges have not yet been filed against him. He also makes accusations of bias and slow-walking. Also, it’s funny that he is suing the IRS and his father’s government. It’s not a good idea to accuse the administration of your father of trying to embarrass you. It would also seem that he is not too concerned about his privacy if he has a laptop.
Now that the plea agreement has been withdrawn, his lawyers are doing everything they can to attack. This is a way to avoid the fact that it’s difficult to dispute what whistleblowers have revealed. It doesn’t alter what the whistleblowers said about the issue. They can try, but it won’t change anything.
Some of the initial reactions were interesting, such as the suggestion that perhaps it is best to look into the IRS.
GP How bad and biased is the IRS? So bad that even the president’s son is suing it.*https://t.co/giMD8GAOUf
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) September 18, 2023
Conservative lawmakers should extend an olive branch to Hunter Biden & pass a bill shuttering the IRS permanently so no American will ever have to experience such privacy invasions again. cc @RepThomasMassie https://t.co/IKUauVISdZ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 18, 2023