Hunter Biden’s lawyers filed a lawsuit against the IRS this Monday, claiming that IRS agents have intentionally “targeted and sought to embarrass” the president’s son.
In his filing on Monday morning, Biden highlights two prominent instances involving IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who are both whistleblowers alleging mishandling of the IRS investigation into Biden.
Biden’s lawsuit seeks the court to declare that the IRS “willfully, knowingly, and/or by gross negligence, unlawfully disclosed Mr. Biden’s confidential tax information.”
Furthermore, Biden is requesting $1,000 in compensation for “each and every unauthorized disclosure of his tax returns,” even those that occurred subsequently.
Fox News Digital contacted the IRS for a statement regarding the lawsuit; however, they did not provide an immediate response.
“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.”