Hunter Biden and his lawyers filed a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that IRS agents “targeted and sought to embarrass” the president’s son.
“Biden is the son of the President of the United States. He has all the same responsibilities as any other American citizen, and the IRS can and should make certain that he abides by those responsibilities,” the lawsuit said. “Similarly, Mr. Biden has no fewer or lesser rights than any other American citizen, and no government agency or government agent has free rein to violate his rights simply because of who he is.”
“Yet,” the complaint says, “the IRS and its agents have conducted themselves under a presumption that the rights that apply to every other American citizen do not apply to Mr. Biden.”
From The New York Post:
Biden’s lawsuit seeks for the court to declare that the IRS “willfully, knowingly, and/or by gross negligence, unlawfully disclosed Mr. Biden’s confidential tax information.”
In addition, Biden is demanding $1,000 in damages for “each and every unauthorized disclosure of his tax returns,” including disclosures that happened after the fact.
The lawsuit goes on to allege that [whistleblowers] Shapley and Ziegler “targeted and sought to embarrass” Biden through statements to the media.
The suit clarifies that the pair of agents are only the “most recent” example of the alleged activity.
Shapley and Zielger testified before the House Oversight Committee earlier this year, saying they faced various limitations when tasked with investigating the president’s son.
More over at Fox News:
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