The attorney for the IRS agent who claims to have evidence that a significant investigation is being mishandled has explained why his client is waiting to be heard.
The unidentified criminal supervisory agent is awaiting protection from members of Congress who can provide it because, according to his counsel Mark Lytle, his client possesses information that contradicts the testimony of a “senior, politically-appointed official of the Department of Justice.”
And while the counsel was unable to confirm that the investigation was the Hunter Biden investigation, sources told Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets that this was the investigation to which he was referring, according to Fox News.
Chris Clark, the attorney for Biden, 53, issued a statement alleging that Lytle committed a felony by unlawfully disclosing information about an ongoing tax investigation.
“There has incredible power in abusing that power by targeting embarrassing or disclosing information about a private citizen’s tax matters undermines Americans faith in the federal government,” Clark claimed, according to “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier.
Lytle told Baier that he was troubled by Clark’s statement and that his client had many “sleepless nights” deciding whether or not to testify before Congress.
“At the end of the day, he decided that he could not live with himself if he stayed quiet and said nothing. So he’s coming forward, but he knows that he’s going to be attacked,” the attorney said. “[A]ttacks like this are kind of what he was worried about.”
“There is a strong contingent on the Hill that believes in the whistleblower programs to have to shine a light on government agencies and programs and to enable people to come forward without getting threatened,” the attorney said. “And it’s unfortunate that that statement was made.”
The attorney stated that his client is apolitical and sent a letter requesting protection to two Democratic senators, Sens. Ron Wyden and Richard Durbin, as well as three Republican senators, Lindsey Graham, Mike Crapo, and Charles Grassley.
The attorney could not corroborate that Attorney General Merrick Garland is the senior Department of Justice official that his client can contradict, as reported by Fox News host Brett Baier.
“In his mind, it’s directly contradictory to what he knows is going on with the investigation … he wants to come forward,” he said.
This week, President Joe Biden received additional bad news as he continues to deal with a succession of escalating foreign and domestic situations.
The majority of Democratic voters remain adamant that Biden should not run for reelection in 2024, according to a recent survey. Biden is expected to declare his candidacy for re-election next week, coinciding with the release of this brutal poll.
“Roughly 47% of Democrats said they would like to see Biden run again in 2024, a slight uptick from the 37% who offered similar sentiments in January, according to a poll from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. When it comes to all voters, only 26% said Biden should run for a second term,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“Although a majority of Democrats said he shouldn’t run for another term, about 81% of voters in the party said they’d support him in the general election if he’s the nominee, the poll showed. That support was split among 41% who said they would definitely support him compared to 40% who said they probably would,” the outlet added.
Last week, a similar survey was conducted on Biden.
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“President Joe Biden’s job performance rating has mostly held steady for more than a year and currently stands at 44% approve vs. 56% disapprove in the latest Fox News national survey. That’s net negative by 12 points. The last time that he received positive marks was September 2021, and that was by 1 point (50%-49%),” Fox News reported. CONTINUE READING…