- IRS agent Joseph Ziegler, handling the majority of tax evidence in Hunter Biden’s case, came forward, saying he “felt handcuffed” during the investigation.
- Ziegler alleges that the evidence gathered supported more serious charges against Hunter Biden, yet the resulting charges were less severe.
- While Democrat, Ziegler claims to have carried out the investigation without political bias and expresses concern over whether “all taxpayers” are being treated equally.
In a revelation that has sent shockwaves across the country, Special Agent Joseph Ziegler of the Internal Revenue Service has opened up about feeling “handcuffed” during the investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes.
Ziegler was the lead case agent who handled 95% of the tax evidence in the case and has now broken his silence about his experience over the course of the five-year probe.
“In August of 2022, we had a phone call with all of the assigned prosecutors and they had said that all four of them were recommending the approval of felony and misdemeanor tax charges,” Ziegler stated.
This revelation came amid growing frustration over what he perceives as unequal treatment of all taxpayers.
Ziegler, who has previously maintained his anonymity under the pseudonym “Whistleblower X,” is the second IRS employee to come forward with claims that the tax investigation into President Joe Biden’s son could have resulted in more serious criminal charges.
The agent, with 13 years of experience, stated that the evidence gathered throughout his investigation, conducted under both Trump and Biden administrations, “supported felony and misdemeanor tax charges.”
His investigation was reportedly hindered and his attempts to pursue potential leads blocked.
For instance, requests to obtain a search warrant for a Virginia storage unit that might have contained significant business records were declined by prosecutors, he explained.
Similarly, attempts to interview Hunter Biden’s adult children about the tax payments were frustrated by the same team.
The most significant element of the investigation, however, centered around allegations that Hunter Biden misused business deductions for personal expenses.
Ziegler suggests that evidence he gathered indicated that Biden claimed business deductions for personal expenses such as college tuition for his children, bills for stays at a luxury Hollywood hotel, payments to escorts, and for no-show employees.
Ziegler stated that he drafted a memo in 2021 recommending that prosecutors charge Hunter Biden with multiple felonies and misdemeanors.
Despite the evidence and recommendations, Hunter Biden is scheduled to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges next week as part of a plea deal.
This decision has prompted a storm of controversy and confusion among IRS agents and the public, raising questions about possible interference by the Biden Justice Department.
Ziegler’s frustration extends to what he sees as blocked avenues of investigation.
Despite his dismay, the IRS agent insists he did his job without political bias.
Ziegler stressed, “I’m a Democrat. In the last presidential election, I actually did not vote. I thought it would be irresponsible of me to do so because I didn’t wanna show bias one way or the other.”