Hunter Biden Sues the IRS Over Tax Disclosures After Agent Testimony

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    FILE - President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden leaves after a court appearance, July 26, 2023, in Wilmington, Del. Hunter Biden has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, arguing that two agents violated his right to privacy when they publicly aired his tax information as they pressed claims that a federal investigation into him had been improperly handled. The lawsuit filed Monday says that his personal tax details shared during congressional hearings and interviews was not allowed by whistleblower protections. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    (AP) – Hunter Biden has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, arguing that two agents violated his right to privacy when they publicly aired his tax information as they pressed claims that a federal investigation of him had been improperly handled.

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    The lawsuit filed Monday says that his personal tax details shared during congressional hearings and interviews was not allowed by federal whistleblower protections.

    The suit escalates the legal fight as a long-running investigation continues to unfold against a sharply political backdrop, including an impeachment inquiry aimed at his father, President Joe Biden.

    It comes days after Hunter Biden was indicted on federal firearms charges alleging that he lied about his drug use to buy and possess a gun in October 2018. The case could be on track toward a possible high-stakes trial as the 2024 election looms.

    IRS supervisory special agent Greg Shapley, and a second agent, Joe Ziegler, have claimed there was pattern of “slow-walking investigative steps” into Hunter Biden in testimony before Congress. The Justice Department has denied any political interference in the case.

    The IRS and lawyers for the two men did not immediately return messages seeking comment.


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    Thoughtful Response
    Thoughtful Response
    9 months ago

    I’m no fan of the guy but he’s right. Personal financial information must remain personal. I was against the releasing of Trump’s taxes and I’m against the releasing of Biden’s.

    Beny
    Beny
    9 months ago

    Fhb

    Enough
    Enough
    9 months ago

    Yet they did release trumps tax records published in New York Slime
    Biden’s son is a thief and liar Because of a corrupted legal system by Biden soror’s appointees he almost got away with it
    There is Equivalent here. It’s a stalling tactic hoping a democratic appointed judges will save him