White House Denies Whistleblower Accusations

President Biden speaks as Attorney General Merrick Garland looks on / Getty Images
April 20, 2023

The White House on Thursday denied whistleblower accusations that it is giving "preferential treatment" to first son Hunter Biden in the federal investigation into Biden's finances.

White House spokesman Ian Sams, who has a long history of mismanaging responses to Democrats' scandals, said that President Joe Biden has upheld his commitment to keep the investigation "free from any political interference," Fox News reported.

News broke last night that an IRS whistleblower is "offering to provide Congress with evidence that the Biden Justice Department has pulled punches in an investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes for political reasons," the Washington Free Beacon reported. The whistleblower also accuses Attorney General Merrick Garland of misleading Congress about the probe. The U.S. attorney for Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden's unpaid taxes, foreign business activities, and foreign lobbying activities, as well as a gun incident that took place near his home in Wilmington, Del.

The whistleblower's attorney, Mark Lytle, says his client, who oversees the investigation, has seen evidence of possible perjury by a "senior political appointee," conflicts of interest, "preferential treatment," and "politics improperly infecting" the investigation, the Free Beacon reported:

The allegations are sure to spark a firestorm on Capitol Hill, and could raise questions about whether the administration has interfered in investigations of Hunter Biden's business activities, which have involved other members of the Biden family. The allegations could also pose problems for Garland, who is said to be the senior political appointee mentioned in Lytle's letter.

"Since taking office, the White House has maintained that the president never spoke to his son about his business dealings," Fox News noted.

Rep. Nancy Mace (R., S.C.) said Wednesday that she'd seen evidence that the first family had business dealings involving "astronomical" amounts of money, some of which went to "prostitution rings," the Free Beacon reported. Mace and other members of the House Oversight Committee are examining the Biden family's murky business dealings, including with Chinese and Ukrainian companies.