Investigation Scrutiny Grows; Hunter Biden’s Lawyers Will Meet with Justice Department Officials Next Week 

Attorneys for Hunter Biden are set to meet with U.S. Attorney David Weiss next week, along with at least one senior career official from Justice Department headquarters, to discuss the growing investigation into the president’s son, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. 

Hunter Biden’s legal team contacted Justice officials recently, asking for a case update. According to a source familiar with the meeting, the attorneys were invited to meet next week. Lawyers routinely request status updates.

A U.S. Attorney in Delaware, Weiss was appointed by former President Donald Trump to oversee an ongoing criminal case into President Biden’s son. 

After prosecutors zeroed in on the possible charges the younger Biden could face this year, no developments haven’t been released publicly. Sources familiar with the investigation say prosecutors are still weighing whether or not to bring two misdemeanor charges, including one felony count of tax possession related to overreporting his expenses, two misdemeanor charges for failure to file taxes, and a false statement charge associated with the purchase of a gun. 

Hunter Biden has not been charged with a crime and has frequently denied wrongdoing. 

The meeting comes as the legal probe into Hunter Biden is back in the spotlight after an IRS supervisory special agent reached out to Congress. The agent claimed to have information about the case’s alleged political interference and mishandling. Although a letter from the agent’s attorney to Congress doesn’t name Hunter Biden, which could be a tax code violation, a source familiar with the matter previously told CNN the case involves the president’s son. 

To share the information, the agent is seeking whistleblower protection from Congress, according to the letter obtained by CNN. 

Additionally, the special agent claims to have information contradictory to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony in front of Congress, said a source familiar with the matter. “I have pledged not to interfere with that investigation, and I have carried through on my pledge,” testified Garland in March. 

Attorney General Garland said during the hearing that Weiss had “full authority” to conduct the investigation and, if necessary, to bring in another jurisdiction. Garland stated that Weiss was “not to be denied anything that he needs.”

IRS agent: Hunter Biden being treated differently than other tax code violators

The IRS agent worked on the criminal case against Hunter Biden and maintains that the president’s son is being treated very differently than others regarding tax code violations, say sources familiar with the agent’s allegations. 

The agent followed procedures and reported up the chain of command about his concerns about the treatment of Hunter Biden’s tax filings, and returns, added one of the sources.

Congressional committees are in ongoing conversations about how and when to interview the whistleblower. The IRS agent’s team wants him to commit to one interview with the committees, and have both Republicans and Democrats present for it, said the source. 

Recently, as the GOP took control of the House and the federal case seemed to stall, Hunter Biden’s legal team decided to pursue a more litigious and aggressive approach to his defense, despite what a source described as objections from advisers from the White House. 

For instance, a lawyer for Hunter Biden recently sued Garrett Ziegler, a former Trump aide, accusing him of harassment. In court, his team also accused a Delaware computer repair show owner of trying to invade Hunter Biden’s privacy and for wrongfully sharing his personal data for political purposes. 

Sources close to the younger Biden have attacked the motives of the IRS agent and maintain that even if the whistleblower has evidence of mishandling the investigation, it would be about government conduct, not Hunter Biden. 

The allegations from the IRS agent are primarily focused on the improper politicization of the case at the FBI and Justice Department instead of the Treasury Department or IRS, said a source familiar with the investigation.