EXCLUSIVE: Matt Gaetz Calls On Speaker Johnson To Defend Hunter Biden Whistleblowers

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Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz on Tuesday demanded that Speaker of the House Mike Johnson direct the House Office of General Counsel to intervene in Robert Hunter Biden v. IRS to protect the whistleblowers who came forward with details of Hunter Biden’s alleged tax fraud.

The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the letter to Johnson, in which Gaetz mentions that Hunter Biden sued the IRS after details of his alleged tax fraud were made public, saying he is specifically targeting the whistleblowers in his lawsuit who came forward to expose the Biden family’s alleged crimes. Gaetz says if Johnson allows the House Office of General Counsel to intervene in the lawsuit, he can protect the rights of any American who comes forward with protected disclosures to Congress.

“Pending in federal district court for the District of Columbia is No. 1:23-cv-0271, before Judge Kelly, is the civil action Robert Hunter Biden v. Internal Revenue Service. Due to federal law, this is the only available action of Hunter Biden and the Democrats to silence the I.R.S. whistleblowers who have so bravely come forward with details of Hunter Biden’s tax fraud. The interests of the House of Representatives and the legal rights of our whistleblowers are not being zealously defended by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), who is defending the lawsuit on behalf of the I.R.S.,” Gaetz wrote in the letter. (RELATED: Hunter Biden Rejects GOP Invitation For Public Hearing After Demanding GOP Give Him Public Hearing)


(DAILY CALLER OBTAINED) — … by Henry Rodgers

“We should be doing everything we can to protect these brave whistleblowers. As a result, pursuant to House Rule 8(c) and 2 U.S.C. § 5571, I respectfully request that you task the House Office of General Counsel with moving to intervene in Biden v. IRS to protect the prerogatives of the House of Representatives and to protect the rights of all Americans to make protected disclosures to Congress,” he added. (RELATED: Hunter Biden Ex-Business Partners To Go Scorched Earth On Bidens, House Democrats In Testimony)

IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley alleges the Department of Justice “slow-walked” an investigation into Hunter Biden while the second whistleblower, Joseph Ziegler, alleges that Hunter “received preferential treatment” during the investigation process.

Shapley’s lawyer, Tristan Leavitt, said in September of 2023 that Hunter Biden’s attorneys were “very clearly” desperate to sue the IRS.

“It’s very clear that Hunter Biden’s attorneys are desperate,” Leavitt said at the time. “It seems they didn’t expect there to be a gun charge because of the agreement which Delaware prosecutors should have never been in the position of anyway, but now that that’s happened they are flailing and they are apparently striking out anyway they can.”

At the time, Hunter Biden’s lawyers claimed Shapley and Ziegler were attempting to “public smear” the president’s son.

“Biden has no fewer or lesser rights than any other American citizen, and no government agency or government agent has free reign to violate his rights simply because of who he is,” their lawsuit against the IRS stated.

“Two IRS agents—Mr. Gary Shapley and Mr. Joseph Ziegler—and their attorneys raised the stakes to unprecedented levels with their numerous public appearances and statements that blatantly violated Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code by engaging in a campaign to publicly smear Mr. Biden,” the lawsuit continued.

The Caller contacted Johnson’s office about the letter to which they did not immediately respond.