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Hunter Biden sues the IRS for privacy violations

Hunter Biden Associated Press/Photo by Julio Cortez, file

Hunter Biden sues the IRS for privacy violations

President Joe Biden’s son on Monday sued the Internal Revenue Service for not adequately protecting his private tax information. He alleges two IRS whistleblowers violated his right to privacy when they discussed his tax information with Congress and in press interviews. He is seeking $1,000 per instance of what he alleges are more than 20 different nationally televised interviews in which whistleblowers disclosed his information. The IRS agents claimed that federal officials had mishandled an investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes. The Justice Department has denied the accusations.

What do the whistleblowers say? One of them, IRS supervisory special agent Gary Shapley, claims he released the information through legal disclosures. He argues Congress made the information public, and after that point, the IRS whistleblowers could discuss it freely.

Dig deeper: Read R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s column in WORLD Opinions about Hunter Biden’s legal woes.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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