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Zorro

(15,923 posts)
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:36 AM Sep 2023

Hunter Biden sues IRS over disclosures

Source: Washington Post

The lawsuit over IRS agent interviews with Congress and the press comes as a special counsel weighs charging him with tax crimes

President Biden’s son Hunter Biden filed a lawsuit Monday against the Internal Revenue Service, charging that when agents who were investigating him told Congress and news reporters about their concerns that the case was not being managed properly, they violated his privacy rights as a taxpayer.

The lawsuit comes amid criminal charges and escalating legal battles surrounding the younger Biden, a failed plea deal and a nearly five-year investigation into his finances, taxes and a gun purchase.

Biden’s lawsuit says that while he has “all the same responsibilities as any other American citizen,” he also “has no fewer or lesser rights than any other American citizen, and no government agency or government agent has free reign to violate his rights simply because of who he is.”

Biden charges in the lawsuit that when two IRS agents went to Congress and news organizations complaining of alleged mishandling of the investigation by Justice Department officials, they disclosed information about the investigation, and about Biden’s taxes, that the law aims to keep secret.

Read more: https://wapo.st/3Zj2wVr

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Hunter Biden sues IRS over disclosures (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2023 OP
Good for Hunter Biden!!! bucolic_frolic Sep 2023 #1
I hope the agents were sued, individually as well as the agency. 3Hotdogs Sep 2023 #2
Good! So glad to see him fighting back. niyad Sep 2023 #3
good markie Sep 2023 #4
Those IRS fuckers are being called whistleblowers gab13by13 Sep 2023 #5
This is what weaponization on the federal government looks like - vote!! NoMoreRepugs Sep 2023 #6
Now file suit against Fox News for harassment. sarcasmo Sep 2023 #7
A day of reckoning is coming for the terrorists, and justice for this brave private citizen. Alexander Of Assyria Sep 2023 #11
Amen Joinfortmill Sep 2023 #14
About time................... Lovie777 Sep 2023 #8
No kidding- Fox News - Hunter Biden accuses father's government of plotting to 'embarrass' him, file underpants Sep 2023 #9
Oh MorbidButterflyTat Sep 2023 #30
Discovery should be interesting MichMan Sep 2023 #10
Wait a minute! jaxexpat Sep 2023 #12
Holy shit. Joe likely said, "go for it " Joinfortmill Sep 2023 #13
The less they communicate, the better. BWdem4life Sep 2023 #26
Wouldn't a whistleblower disclose corruption ALBliberal Sep 2023 #15
This makes me happy. Sue those 2 agents into the poorhouse and sue the IRS Autumn Sep 2023 #16
Damn straight ! nt TeamProg Sep 2023 #17
But, didn't we learn, Bayard Sep 2023 #18
This isn't getting his tax returns ExWhoDoesntCare Sep 2023 #27
Apparently they didn't get the message MichMan Sep 2023 #19
Wonder if the DOJ will be tasked with defending the IRS? MichMan Sep 2023 #20
Now that would be interesting Polybius Sep 2023 #21
I would think the IRS has plenty of their own lawyers??? riversedge Sep 2023 #23
I like it republianmushroom Sep 2023 #22
We know more about a private citizen's taxes than we do Dolt 45's Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2023 #24
No we don't former9thward Sep 2023 #25
All it will take is ONE agent to say they were told to do it by Trump or because Trump asked them. fredamoss3 Sep 2023 #28
Gee, I wonder if any IRS agents have examined Jared's taxes, or any other dirty repug. IcyPeas Sep 2023 #29
Of course not. Mr.Bill Sep 2023 #31

bucolic_frolic

(44,615 posts)
1. Good for Hunter Biden!!!
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:58 AM
Sep 2023

The man has had problems but he's resilient and doesn't deserve to be a political punching bag for the GOP's power grab.

gab13by13

(22,667 posts)
5. Those IRS fuckers are being called whistleblowers
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:26 AM
Sep 2023

and they are anything but whistleblowers, The MSM is in lock step with Magats.

Words matter.

 

Alexander Of Assyria

(7,839 posts)
11. A day of reckoning is coming for the terrorists, and justice for this brave private citizen.
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:32 AM
Sep 2023

Seems only the Courts are holding the whole thing from spinning into pieces, mass media has clearly decided to take a middle ground between democracy and fascist terrorism…Hunter should be a role model, recovered from the pits of hell, redeemed…but redemption is only for republicans…the mass media has that formula down pat.

Hate the mass media as much as the terrorism they enable…willingly and knowingly…they don’t seem to care we see them….need to make them care…protect democracy or die with it.

underpants

(183,967 posts)
9. No kidding- Fox News - Hunter Biden accuses father's government of plotting to 'embarrass' him, file
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:11 AM
Sep 2023

Top story

Hunter Biden accuses father's government of plotting to 'embarrass' him, files lawsuit

https://www.foxnews.com/

MorbidButterflyTat

(2,131 posts)
30. Oh
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:34 PM
Sep 2023

You mean they took precious time away from their never ending saga of the partying migrants joy riding into the US via Mexico?

It's caravan season again!

jaxexpat

(7,190 posts)
12. Wait a minute!
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:34 AM
Sep 2023

Progressives and their allies are not supposed to fight for their rights as citizens. Can they not read the memo?

ALBliberal

(2,551 posts)
15. Wouldn't a whistleblower disclose corruption
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:13 AM
Sep 2023

in the ranks of the place they are employed? This is not whistleblowing by IRS officials. This is an illegal leak. As a CPA dealing with the IRS for years and understanding the process to obtain access to taxpayer records, I find this appalling. I hope Biden wins!

Autumn

(45,371 posts)
16. This makes me happy. Sue those 2 agents into the poorhouse and sue the IRS
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:52 AM
Sep 2023

for whatever you can get.

Bayard

(22,871 posts)
18. But, didn't we learn,
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:31 AM
Sep 2023

In the investigation into trump's taxes, that Congress can legally get any taxpayer's return they want, and investigate? Wouldn't this fall under that? Of course, not applicable to Fox.

 

ExWhoDoesntCare

(4,741 posts)
27. This isn't getting his tax returns
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:31 PM
Sep 2023

This is people revealing Biden's tax issues without those returns.

And Congress can't ask for just anyone's tax returns without a damned good reason, especially those of ***one*** private citizen. The IRS can't hand them over without a good reason, either. They all must follow a process, and I've heard nothing that indicates any of them have.

 

fredamoss3

(82 posts)
28. All it will take is ONE agent to say they were told to do it by Trump or because Trump asked them.
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:34 PM
Sep 2023

Game, set, match!

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