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Hunter Biden has filed a lawsuit against the IRS, accusing two of its agents of improperly divulging his tax details during discussions with congressional investigators in connection to a Department of Justice inquiry into his tax affairs.

In the lawsuit filed on Monday, Biden’s legal team stated that the case is not questioning the validity of the IRS’s investigation into him over the past half-decade or any punitive measures levied against him concerning tax law adherence. The focal point of this legal action is the alleged “intentional public disclosure and dissemination” of protected tax return information by IRS personnel and their representatives in violation of the legal stipulations governing such disclosures.

Highlighting this, the lawyers mentioned, “Rather, the lawsuit is about the decision by IRS employees, their representatives, and others to disregard their obligations and repeatedly and intentionally publicly disclose and disseminate Mr. Biden’s protected tax return information outside the exceptions for making disclosures in the law.”

The lawsuit refers to statements made by IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who were involved in the wider DOJ probe and testified before various House committees earlier in the summer. These agents, who claimed that the investigation into Biden was hindered by slow progress from prosecutors, are the central figures accused in the suit of overstepping their bounds through a series of “20 nationally televised and non-congressionally sanctioned interviews” where they discussed the investigation into Biden.

Hunter Biden is seeking compensation of $1,000 for each instance of unauthorized disclosure of his tax information by Shapley and Ziegler.


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