(RightWing.org) – When individuals believe they have come across corruption in a business or within the government and they decide it is important enough to bring it to the attention of the proper authorities, they are called whistleblowers. Because these people are sometimes the only way the world finds out about these problems, federal law provides protection against retaliation that their employers might use to intimidate them to stay silent.
One would think that the President of the United States and the various agencies of the executive branch that have a constitutional duty to enforce those laws would be the last to break them, but allegations are surfacing, claiming that is exactly what is happening.
On April 19, attorney Mark D. Lytle, a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm Nixon Peabody, wrote a letter to several high-ranking members of the Senate and House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle, claiming a client of his wished to speak with them. Saying that he represented “a career IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent” who needed whistleblower protections so he could explain to them the serious problems he has come across in what is apparently the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. What followed could be a cover-up of monumental proportions, as Congresswoman Elise Stefanik points out.
The IRS is complicit in the cover-up of Hunter Biden’s tax fraud.
There must be accountability.https://t.co/a4aEIK4W2Q
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) May 16, 2023
Lytle’s letter also said his unnamed client was doing this “despite serious risks of retaliation,” and if a second letter and recent media reports are true, it appears they were correct to be concerned. The lawyer’s follow-up claims his client and “his entire investigative team” were being pulled from the investigation, allegedly at the request of the Department of Justice. This time he was joined by Empower Oversight Whistleblowers & Research (stylized as EMPOWR), which describes itself as a group that “works to help insiders document and report corruption to the proper authorities…”
This comes after IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testified before Congress that “there will be no retaliation” against anybody who comes forward with allegations or makes “a call to a whistleblower hotline.” Lytle did not hedge, saying, “this move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of the congressional inquiry.”
The IRS Is Not the Only Agency Under Fire
This special agent is not alone in alleging this kind of weaponization of power by the Biden administration. EMPOWR recently announced that its president, Tristan Leavitt, was coming up alongside several FBI agents who will all testify before the House Judiciary Committee at a “Hearing on the Weaponization of the Federal Government,” scheduled for May 18.
One of them is Marcus Allen, who was a decorated combat veteran in the US Marines before joining the agency who had his top secret security clearance suspended because he allegedly “espoused conspiratorial views both orally and in writing… which indicate support for the events of January 6th,” according to a lawsuit he has filed and the letter he received advising him of the action.
Allen alleges that his obviously horrific and subversive act (at least from the point of view of Democrats who might be hiding something) was sending an email to colleagues and superiors alerting them to the fact that a New York Times article was published that contradicted FBI Director Christopher Wray’s congressional testimony about agents infiltrating groups like the Proud Boys. The Judiciary Committee’s website indicates that two other former FBI Special Agents will also be testifying about their experiences of being targeted because of their whistleblower activities.
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