Hunter Biden has begun legal action against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), alleging that the agency’s agents illegally released his confidential tax information. The lawsuit claims the IRS failed to maintain the privacy of Biden’s records, thereby breaching its obligations.
Central to the lawsuit are disclosures attributed to IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who, while not directly named as defendants, have spoken out about their claims about management by IRS part of Biden investigation. Biden’s legal team maintains that these agents went beyond their roles in giving the public specific details about his tax returns, such as specific allegations and exact tax liabilities for certain years.
Additionally, the lawsuit highlights public appearances and statements made by Shapley and Ziegler following their testimony before the House of Representatives on July 19, 2023. These appearances, according to Biden, are unauthorized public disclosures not permitted within the bounds of the complaint process. Biden’s team emphasized that a true whistleblower should aim to expose government misconduct and not focus on private details.
The lawsuit highlights the agents’ alleged intent to “target and embarrass” Biden, claiming that the IRS agents acted presumptuously, ignoring Biden’s rights. The crux of the matter is that Biden, despite his presidential lineage, deserves the same rights and responsibilities as any other American citizen.
In response to these allegations, Shapley’s legal representatives have argued that their clients’ disclosures were protected under whistleblower guidelines.
The lawsuit’s claims come amid other legal challenges facing Hunter Biden, including a recent indictment on felony weapons charges. The unfolding drama between Biden and IRS agents, particularly Shapley and Ziegler, will continue, garnering significant legal and media attention.
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