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Is this a hail-Mary play, or is this a blatant attempt by his legal team to bully would-be Impeachment witnesses into silence?
Biden’s lawsuit says that while he has “all the same responsibilities as any other American citizen,” he also “has no fewer or lesser rights than any other American citizen, and no government agency or government agent has free reign to violate his rights simply because of who he is.”
Biden charges in the lawsuit that when two IRS agents went to Congress and news organizations complaining of alleged mishandling of the investigation by Justice Department officials, they disclosed information about the investigation, and about Biden’s taxes, that the law aims to keep secret.
The disclosures included “detailed allegations regarding the specific tax years under investigation, the amounts of deductions, the nature of those deductions, and allegations of liability regarding specific tax years and the amount thereof, that could only be known to them based on a review of the physical tax returns themselves,” the lawsuit contends. — WaPo
This is a helluva ballsy play after the endless drip-drip-drip of leaks concerning each and every aspect of the investigations into Trump who has had NONE of the secrecy protections that are supposed to protect the accused… including one instance in which the J6 charges were published even before the Grand Jury deliberated on proceeding with them.
Is this about aggressively protecting the rights of a client?
Or is this really about getting ahead of the impeachment inquiry and giving witnesses a reason to think twice about testifying against their client?