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A who’s who — and who says what — of the IRS-Hunter Biden dispute


The dispute between the IRS and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been ongoing for months, and it has resulted in several key players in the case. Here is a rundown of who they are and what they have said about the matter.

President Joe Biden: Biden has largely stayed out of his son’s IRS dispute, but he weighed in on the matter in an October 2020 interview, saying, “I haven’t seen any evidence of any wrongdoing by my son, and I’m proud of him.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: In April, Psaki said the White House did not think the case required presidential involvement. She said, “The president and the White House are not engaged in this matter, and we are confident that any review will conclude that.”

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig: Rettig has not commented on Hunter Biden specifically, but in December 2020, he said his agency does not target individuals. He said, “We are process-driven and law-driven…We don’t audit taxpayers out of political motivation.”

Hunter Biden: Biden has said he is cooperating with the IRS investigation, telling reporters, “I’m confident I complied with all taxation laws and pay whatever taxes are due.”

Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani, who is President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has been a major player in the Hunter Biden IRS dispute. He has made a variety of unsubstantiated claims and circulated a variety of documents—many of which have been disproven—in an effort to paint Hunter Biden in a negative light. He has also made regular appearances on conservative media outlets to discuss the matter.

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