As RedState reported, Hunter Biden is suing the IRS, accusing the whistleblower disclosures of violating his right to privacy.
The lawsuit alleges that Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler sought to “publicly defame” the president’s son by disclosing information about his taxes to congressional investigators. According to Hunter Biden’s legal team, this all constitutes a violation of his “privacy rights.”
Today, Hunter Biden sued his father’s administration, claiming IRS agents “targeted and sought to embarrass” him. The suit particularly attacks IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, the two whistleblowers who came before Congress to explain the slowness and problems they found in handling the case. Biden claims whistleblowers engaged in campaign to “publicly defame” him.
The complaint argues that these appearances did not fall within their alleged whistleblowing to Congress and that these disclosures constituted misconduct and were unauthorized.
The filing goes on to allege that the whistleblowers disclosed information that Congress itself had not disclosed. This centers on $2.2 million in unpaid taxes and fraud charges that Hunter Biden allegedly claimed prostitutes and sex club memberships in his returns.
Now, a lawyer representing Shapley is fighting back, calling the lawsuit a “frivolous defamation.”
“Neither IRS SSA Gary Shapley nor his attorneys have ever disclosed confidential taxpayer information except through legally authorized whistleblower disclosures. Once Congress released this testimony, like any citizen American, he has the right to discuss this public information,” the lawyers said.
The lawsuit, Shapley’s legal team claimed, is “just another frivolous smear by Biden family lawyers trying to distract people from Hunter Biden’s own legal problems and intimidate current and future whistleblowers.
It seems that the whistleblowers are on solid ground. Both used the appropriate channels to speak to Congress and share the information they had. Hunter Biden’s legal team has also shown a history of trying to distract from its own problems by making a preemptive strike. I doubt whistleblowers will be intimidated by this approach, and I would be surprised if the trial achieves anything.
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